‘Forty years ago – on August 11, 1973 – DJ Kool Herc extended a beat break by playing two copies of the same record and, in the process, originating what is known today as looping. His South Bronx innovation is commemorated as the moment in which Hip Hop, both as a musical style and culture, was born’
To celebrate the birth of Hip Hop, WKCR will be featuring discussions, interviews and DJ sets during an entire week. WKCR is Columbia University’s non-commercial student-run radio station. For those of you who haven’t heard of it yet, believe me when I say: it’s time to tune in.