Hip Hop 50 Just Past, What Did You Think?

August 11, 1973 DJ Kool Herc through a party for his sister Cindy, and this legendary party is considered to be the birth of Hip Hop! It all started at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the South Bronx! NYC and the world just celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop, and despite all the artists, and contributors to the culture we still have, or lost, it’s hard to recognize all of those who’ve made this culture and art form a billion dollar business. Yankee Stadium hosted a Hip Hop 50 concert on the anniversary featuring legends from every decade (Melle Mel, MC Shan, EPMD, Ice Cube, Snoop, Cam’ron, Nas, Lil Kim, Mobb Deep, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Lola Brooke, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, headlined by Run DMC), along with park jams leading up to this inaugural date in every borough (The 5×5 Tour, UHHM /Van Silk Mill Pond etc.). Aside from all the positive attention this celebration has received, it has also drawn some attention from artists like Willie D, and even Uncle Luke chiming in on the conversation of “proper recognition.” What do you think? Tell us what you heard or saw regarding the Hip Hop 50? What song first made you fall in love with hip hop? Tell us @1013online on our Facebook page

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