When the Beat Was Born
DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip HopBook - 2013
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JCLMelissaHH Dec 05, 2018
I loved this book. I love anything that celebrates early hip hop, granted, but this is a special one. The art in this illustrated biography of DJ Kool Herc, AKA Clive Campbell, fits the cool, chunky beats the man laid down at parties in the Bronx. The story of an evolving art form and one of its ... Read More »
JCLBeckyC Jul 21, 2016
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 betw... Read More »
2014 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award. The award was given to the illustrator, Theodore Taylor III.