On This Day In History

August 11, 1973: The Birth of Hip-Hop

On this day in 1973, DJ Kool Herc dropped a new sound that changed history and the      music industry. While DJ’ing at his sister’s party, he tried something new on the turntable: he scratched the track so people could dance longer while MC’ing.

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