Dj Kool Herc
If you grew in the Golden Era of Hip Hop which predates the so called, “Mumble Rap” it seemed to be a period of enlightment.
It had an major impact on the youth of it’s day similiar to the he Harlem Renaissance.
It was an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York , spanning the 1920s (Source:wikipedia).
The Golden Era of Hip Hop cited as the late 1980s to the early 1990s. During these times, the Hip Hop culture went through a state of innovation that propelled our music into a global phenomenon. Hip Hop was indistinguishable in one sense, however, it was diverse in it’s creativity.
Hip Hop started in Jamaican-born DJ Kool Herc home of a high-rise apartment at 1520 Sedgwick avenue. Eventually the movement spreaded throughout the entire borough.
Herc created the blueprint for hip hop music and culture by building upon the Jamaican tradition of impromptu toasting, a spoken type of boastful poetry and speech over music.
The movement began on August 11, 1973 at his sister’s back to school party.
It was there where he would extend the beat of a record by using two record players, isolating the percussion “breaks” by using a mixer to switch between the two records. Herc’s experiments with making music with record players became what we now know as breaking or “scratching.” The person who dance to these records were called breakers, which was used interchangeably with breakdancers or b-boys.