DJ Kool Herc Was Born (1955)

APRIL 16, 1955 — #OnThisDateInHipHop, Clive @KoolDJHerc Campbell was born in #Kingston, Jamaica. #DJKoolHerc would grow up to: (1) move to the #Bronx at the age of 12, (2) be nicknamed #Hercules because of his height, (3) become a part of the #ExVandals #graffiti crew, (4) develop the blueprint for #HipHop when he isolated the break from records and played them across 2 turntables, (5) appear in films, and (6) influence the styles of #GrandmasterFlash and #NoBambaataa. #HappyBirthday Kool Herc!!

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