WE’RE BACK! After a week off for Dragon Con (which Alan and Rob were attending), the Modern Musicology team is back with a new episode celebrating the 50th anniversary of the birth of HIP-HOP! 50 years ago, Cindy Campbell threw a party in the rec room of her family’s Bronx apartment building at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue and charged admission (.25 for ladies, 50 for fellas) to raise money to buy back-to-school clothes, and she asked her older brother Clive (later known as Kool Herc) to DJ. Using two turntables and a stack of classic soul and funk records, he and his buddy Coke la Rock shouted out spontaneous rhymes over the instrumental breaks. And with that, a new phenomenon was born.
We talk about our own journeys with rap and hip-hop, our first exposures to it, some of the standout acts that we love, favorite albums, and a lot more.
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