Today is Hip Hop’s birthday!
Believe it or not, hip hop is not that old. Today, August 11, 2013, we celebrate the birth of Hip Hop. The reason for this is because of the first party at 1520 Sedgwick Ave in the Bronx, NY thrown by Kool Herc. So far it only turned 40 years old today.
Although it is “unofficial” in a sense, the origin of this explanation dates back to a house party cultivated at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. The organizer of the first ever Hip Hop function, DJ Kool Herc is well known international for being the creative force behind what we know today as Hip Hop.