When the Beat Was Born
DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop
||Hill, Laban Carrick|
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Roaring Brook Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $17.99|
| Book Description: |
A John Steptoe New Talent Award Winner
Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc.
On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a park in the South Bronx. Her brother, Clive Campbell, spun the records. He had a new way of playing the music to make the breaks—the musical interludes between verses—longer for dancing. He called himself DJ Kool Herc and this isWhen the Beat Was Born. From his childhood in...