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Urban Culture News Hip Hop Founder Kool Herc to be on HIPHOP Word Radio Show
Hip Hop Founder Kool Herc to be on HIPHOP Word Radio Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert ID4498   
Monday, 18 August 2008 05:53

Hip Hop founder and legend KOOL HERC will be appearing on the HIPHOP WORD radio show this Tuesday August 19th on 900amwurd.com. Along with the legendary DeeJay Kool Herc, his sister Cindy Campbell will appear on the show which airs live from 8pm-9pm Eastern time and 5pm-6pm Pacific time hosted by TEHUTI.

Cindy Campbell and Kool Herc have been working with activists and organizations to save the birthplace of Hip Hop and preserve the history of Hip Hop as a culture. During the HIP HOP WORD radio show, listeners will have the opportunity to comment and ask Kool Herc & Cindy Campbell questions by calling 1-866-361-0900. Listen at http://900amwurd.com .To listen to an archive of HIPHOP WORD radio from last week August 12th featuring Chuck D, NY OIL, and Ishues, go to www.hiphopwordradio.blogspot.com . Also, do not miss the premiere of Tehuti’s new television show FREE-ALITY TV on livinginblack.com from 9pm-11pm Eastern time and 6pm-8pm Pacific time this Tuesday August 19th.

Go to www.Save1520.org for more information about how you can help 1520 Sedgwick and tune into HIP HOP WORD radio show to hear directly from Kool Herc and Cindy Campbell.  Below is more information about the Save 1520 Sedgewick Project:

The Birthplace of Hip Hop On August 11, 1973, in the first floor recreation room of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, hip hop was born. It was on that day that DJ Kool Herc, known as the founder of hip hop, and his sister threw the first hip hop house party. Scholars, musicians, and the media widely recognize 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, aka General Sedgwick House, in the Bronx borough of New York City, as the birthplace of hip hop, a uniquely American musical genre and culture that has taken over the world. In recognition of its important place in American history, in July of 2007, 1520 Sedgwick was declared eligible to be listed as a state and federal landmark. Congressman Serrano of the Bronx honored Sedgwick and Kool Herc in the Congressional record.

Now 1520 Sedgwick is at risk of converting to market-rate housing!

1520 Sedgwick was built in 1969 under a state program to provide quality affordable housing for New Yorkers. This affordable housing helped revitalize the Bronx and made it possible for working families like DJ Kool Herc's to thrive and create the communities that gave rise to hip hop. The owner of 1520 Sedgwick plans to remove the building from this affordability program by February 2008! The owner of Sedgwick intends to sell the building to a private equity investor who has already taken several buildings out of the affordability program in the Bronx. As gentrification sweeps through New York City, the low and moderate income families who have lived in these communities for decades are being pushed out.

 
Urban Culture News Hip Hop Founder Kool Herc to be on HIPHOP Word Radio Show

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