40 Years Of Hip-Hop – Kool Herc / Rakim / Big Daddy Kane / Marley Marl etc.

With today marking the 40th anniversary of Clive ‘Kool Herc’ Campbell kick-starting the culture of Hip-Hop by throwing his first party at 1520 Sedgwick Ave in the Bronx, here’s some footage of yesterday’s huge event in NYC’s Central Park which featured Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shante and more all paying tribute to Herc  – respect the pioneers!

Rakim – “Eric B. Is President”

Rakim – “I Ain’t No Joke”

Rakim – “My Melody”

Rakim – “Paid In Full”

Big Daddy Kane, Rakim & Lil’ Rodney C

Big Daddy Kane – “Raw” / “Set It Off” / “Smooth Operator”

Craig G & Marley Marl – “Droppin’ Science” / “The Symphony”

The Soulsonic Force – “Planet Rock”

Roxanne Shante & Kangol Kid – “Roxanne, Roxanne” / “Roxanne’s Revenge” / “Have A Nice Day”

Fonda Rae & Marley Marl – “Over Like A Fat Rat”

One response to “40 Years Of Hip-Hop – Kool Herc / Rakim / Big Daddy Kane / Marley Marl etc.

  1. Roxanne shante expertly served as host of yesterdays 40th anniversary of hip hop celebration @ central park & for a change the sun reigned instead of…rain, which has plagued many a show this season. Kool Herc, coke la rock, the soul sonic force, sans afrika bambaataa & grand wizard theodore provided the early sets while the kangol kid, shante, marley marl, craig G, fonda rae, skoob, Dj premier & red alert continued the flow until Rakim & big daddy kane shut it down & closed out the festivities. Happy 40th hip hop culture!

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