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D.J. Kool Herc: The Holy House of Hip-hop

Michael A. Gonzales, New York Magazine, 28 September 2008

On August 11, 1973, D.J. Kool Herc didn't know he was revolutionizing pop music – he was just trying to keep people dancing. The rec room where it all went down might have been forgotten, until it became a battleground for the future of affordable housing.

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