Do you know the man who created Hip Hop?

Up in the Bronx gentrification has arrived. The borough is the last area near Manhattan where living space is still affordable and the middle class is moving there in droves. There is an average looking building at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue that was recently sold to new owners ready to flip it from old burnin Bronx to hipster cool. But this building has an apartment inside of it that is very special. This apartment once belong to a man named Clive Campell. Does this name ring a bell to you? It should because under his synonym DJ Kool Herc he invented Hip Hop.

How should NYC mark this spot? Should the new devolopers on Sedgwick Avenue be forced to honor the birthplace of an American musical style? I think so!

Read more about it at the Boogiedowner blog: Birthplace of Hip-Hop to be Sold

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on September 27, 2008 at 3:01 pm, filed under music, political and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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