Sunday, February 22, 2009
Where It All Began
As the saying goes, "better late than never", applies to this post. The building commonly known as the "Birthplace of Hip-Hop" located in Bronx, NYC at 1520 Sedgwick Ave., has been bought by a New York City developer. This is the same building where the "Father of Hip-Hop", DJ Kool Herc threw parties and did his style of mixing called the "merry-go-round", which consisted of the breakdown in popular dance tunes, later termed "breakbeats". With the way developers are grabbing up land for regentrification, who knows what might happen to this huge part of Hip-Hop history.