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us: DJ Kool Herc

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    • us: Kool Herc
    • us: Herc, Kool DJ
    • us: Campbell, Clive
    • us: Kool DJ Herc
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1955-04-16
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Kingston (Jamaica)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Sparkle (Nightclub: Bronx, N.Y.)
        • Organization: Herculords (Musical group)
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        Sparkle (Nightclub: Bronx, N.Y.)
    • Organization

        Herculords (Musical group)
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  • Earlier Established Forms

      Kool DJ HercKool DJ Herc
  • Sources

    • found: 5 sides of a coin, c2004: opening credits (Kool Herc)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed Sept. 6, 2006 (Kool DJ Herc; b. Clive Campbell on April 16, 1955; Jamaican-American musician & producer)
    • found: AllMusic WWW site, viewed Sept. 6, 2006 (Kool DJ Herc; b. Apr. 16, 195?; genre: rap ; styles: hip-hop, old-school rap ; instruments: DJ)
    • found: Internet movie database, viewed Sept. 6, 2006 (Kool Herc; sometimes credited as: Kool DJ Herc; b. April 16, 1952, Kingston, Jamaica)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed Nov. 29, 2013 under DJ Kool Herc (Clive Campbell also known as Kool Herc, DJ Kool Herc and Kool DJ Herc)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 29, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Herc, DJ Kool; Clive Campbell; disc jockey, hip-hop innovator, musician, producer; born 16 April 1955 in Kingston, Jamaica. His family immigrated to West Bronx, New York. His sound became the foundation of hip-hop (1973); he developed a technique called "the Merry-Go-Round"; pioneered the DJ/MC/break crew triad with his collective the Herculords; performed in the most popular Bronx nightclubs (1976); was stabbed as he prepared for a show at a club called the Sparkle (1977); withdrew from the hip-hop scene. He is credited as the father of hip-hop)
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    • 2006-09-06: new
    • 2015-11-11: revised
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