Tag Archives: Kool Herc

Straight From The Boogie-Down… – Fat Mike

Fat Mike of the infamous Black Spades speaks on some early-70s BX history including Disco King Mario and Bronxdale Houses.

Set It Straight – Afrika Bambaataa / Crazy Legs

Following his recent Facebook post debating the accuracy of this week’s 40th Hip-Hop anniversary events marking the date of Kool Herc’s first party in the Bronx, Rock Steady Crew legend Crazy Legs joins forces with Afrika Bambaataa to share their opinions on the matter.

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”

Sample This Documentary Trailer – The Incredible Bongo Band

Trailer for the forthcoming Dan Forrer-directed documentary “Sample This” telling the story of the legendary Incredible Bongo Band, the recording of the timeless anthem “Apache” and the group’s influence on the pioneers of Hip-Hop.

Happy Birthday Hip-Hop! – Kool Herc

Hip-Hop is officially 39 years old today – props to Kool Herc and all the pioneers for laying the foundations of an artform and culture that has shaped the lives of so many across the globe – respect the architects!

Birthday Party – Grandmaster Melle Mel

Footage of Hip-Hop icon Melle Mel’s 50th birthday celebrations last month at BB Kings in NYC with T-Ski Valley, Jazzy Jay, Black Thought and Grandmaster Caz etc – that is some serious outfit Mel is rocking.

The Godfather – Kool Herc

Footage of Hip-Hop’s founding father Kool Herc at Connecticut’s Shadow Room speaking on his personal history, his recent health issues and DJ Premier.

Hip-Hop For Herc – Treach / Dres

Footage of Naughty By Nature’s Treach and Black Sheep’s Dres at SiriusXM’s recent Hip-Hop For Herc event held to raise awareness of Hip-Hop’s founding father Kool Herc’s recent medical situation.



Paying Homage – Funkmaster Flex

GrandGood.Com footage of NYC’s Funkmaster Flex giving props to Hip-Hop legends Kool Herc and Marley Marl at B.B. King’s.

Move The Crowd – Lord Finesse / Rakim

Footage from Lord Finesse’s birthday jam in NYC last week at SOBs featuring Rakim, O.C., A.G. and Mr. Cheeks.

Lord Finesse Intro

Lord Finesse – “Hellafied Sound”

Lord Finesse – “I Keep The Crowd Listening”

Lord Finesse – “Bad Mutha”

Lord Finesse, A.G. & Mr. Cheeks – “Freestyle”

Lord Finesse, A.G. & O.C. – “You Know What I’m About”

Lord Finesse, A.G. & O.C. – “Hip 2 Da Game”

DJ Premier Speaks

Rakim Intro

Lord Finesse, Rakim, Grand Puba, A.G., O.C. & Kool Herc Onstage

Rakim – “I Know You Got Soul” / “Know The Ledge”

Rakim – “My Melody” / “Eric B. Is President” / “Don’t Sweat The Technique”

Way Back In The Days… – Coke La Rock

Old-school legend Coke La Rock speaks on the origins of Hip-Hop culture.

Speak Ya Clout – DJ Premier / M1

Premier gets some ish off his chest outside VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors event with M1 of dead prez.

Take It Back – Grandmaster Caz

Bronx pioneer Grandmaster Caz goes back to the old-school with Cool In Your Code.