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When the beat was born : DJ Kool Herc and the creation of hip hop

Author: Laban Carrick Hill; Theodore Taylor, III
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 is When the Beat Was Born. From his childhood in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: DJ Kool Herc; DJ Kool Herc.
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laban Carrick Hill; Theodore Taylor, III
ISBN: 9781596435407 1596435402
OCLC Number: 810273533
Awards: Corretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent, 2014.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III.

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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 is When the Beat Was Born. From his childhood in Jamaica to his youth in the Bronx, Laban Carrick Hill's book tells how Kool Herc came to be a DJ, how kids in gangs stopped fighting in order to breakdance, and how the music he invented went on to define a culture and transform the world.

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Hip Hop or Not

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2014-04-24) Very Good Permalink

Whether the reader likes hip hop music or not, this book will put it into the context in which it grew.  the context must be understood if the reader is to appreciate the meaning of this type of expression of the culture of change.  Great illustrations that almost give sound to the words.

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