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When the Beat Was Born

DJ Kool Herc And The Creation Of Hip Hop

By Laban Carrick Hill

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.


Format

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781596435407


Format: Book
Author: Hill, Laban Carrick
Title: When the beat was born : DJ Kool Herc and the creation of hip hop / Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III.
Publisher Date: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013.
Subject: Kool DJ Herc -- Juvenile literature. Disc jockeys -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. Rap musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 9781596435407 (hardcover) 1596435402 (hardcover) 1596435402 9781596435407
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 13
System Items Total: 14
Call Number: CB Kool DJ Herc
Oclc: 810273533
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Bib Id: 505022

Format: Book
Author: Hill, Laban Carrick.
Title: When the beat was born : DJ Kool Herc and the creation of hip hop / Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Subjects: Kool DJ Herc -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Disc jockeys -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Rap musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Taylor, Theodore, III, ill.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and filmography.
LCCN: 2012029746
ISBN: 9781596435407 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1596435402 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1596435402
ISBN: 9781596435407
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Available Copies: 13
Total Copies: 14
Call Number: CB Kool DJ Herc