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Founding Fathers

When Afrika Bambaataa decided to become a contributor to hip hop culture, he drew from two inspiration sources: the black liberation movement and the sounds of DJ Kool Herc. ... Most notably, he released records with electronic sounds. He is known as “The Godfather” and “Amen Ra of Hip Hop Kulture.”

founding father of hip hop.DJ Kool Herc, also known as Kool Herc is credited for throwing the first hip hop party in 1973 at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx. ... This method of DJing became the foundation for hip hop music. While performing at parties, DJ Kool Herc would encourage the crowd to dance in a method that is now known as rapping.

Grandmaster Flash was one of the founding fathers and a true innovator of hip-hop music. Dubbed “the [conductor Arturo] Toscanini of the turntables,” he pioneered the art of deejaying in the 1970s by inventing many of the scratch-mixing techniques that later became the backbone of hip-hop and rap songs.



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