the 'father' of hiphop
An american dj from the South Bronx, New York.
in 1959 Parks Commisioner Robert Moses began building an express way through the heart of the Bronx. As a result, the middle class neighbourhoods disappeared over night and were replaced by poorer families.
Created by Jamaican DJs during the 1960s. Reggae records were significantly manipulating and reshaped, usually by removing the vocals.
The completion of an apartment building on the northern edge of the Bronx accelerated the middle class leaving. This lead to many vacant and derelict buildings. 'Ghetto'
Savage seven began terrorizing the neighbourhood. As the gang grew, they changed their name to the black spades. Started a surge of street gang activity.
Used heavily by gangs as a way to mark territory and communicate.
Using popular fink and soul records, he would stretch the instrumental break by using two copies of the same record on two separate turn tables.
Gang activity reached its peak. Afrika Bambaataa, head of the black spades, leaves to become a DJ.
more and more ex gang members became involved in breakdancing, creating crews and challenging others to dance 'battles'.
DJ Grand Wizard Theodore accidentally invents the technique.
Herc is hired as a DJ at the Hevalo Club. Hires Coke La Rock and Klark Kent to rhyme over his instrumental breaks during club sets. They became known as Kool Herc and the Herculoids.
Roland creates the 808 drum machine. It has become the most used drum machine in history.