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Kool DJ Herc

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A legendary DJ that is credited with being the father of hip-hop.

Clive Campbell (born April 16, 1955), also known as Kool Herc, DJ Kool Herc and Kool DJ Herc, is a Jamaican-born DJ who is credited with originating hip hop music, in The Bronx, New York City. His playing of hard funk records of the sort typified by … see full wiki

Instruments: Turntables
1 review about Kool DJ Herc

A Quick Tip by djevoke

  • Feb 1, 2011
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Kool Herc has recently been released from the hospital amidst rumors of a severe illness and that the legendary DJ was on his death bed. Those rumors are false. He has severe kidney stones and like every other DJ, he doesn't have any health insurance to pay for the necessary surgery to get rid of them. The shame of that is for another review at another time. However, it is beyond ludicrous that such a legend should be going into debt just to get a necessary surgery done.

Kool Herc is the father of hip-hop, taking on two turntables and playing records for block parties. He started to notice that the crowd would go crazy dancing during the breaks of the record. He then, would use doubles of the same record to extend the break, so that people could really get down. This is the birth of hip-hop.


If you love hip-hop or have respect for DJs or make your living through hip-hop in any fashion, it is your responsibility to step up to the plate and donate whatever you can to Kool Herc to help him out. Don't wait until it's too late, he needs your help now. Here are the two ways you can send in your donation: KOOL HERC PRODUCTIONS P.O. BOX 20472 HUNTINGTON STATION , NY 11746 OR via PayPal through his sister: cindycampbell1@aol.com
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