Bronx Birthplace of Hip Hop Being Honored With Street Renaming

1520 Sedgwick Ave/Via Wikipedia

It was a hot summer day on August 11, 1973 in the Bronx at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue as DJ Kool Herc and his sister held a party in what would become known as the birth of Hip Hop—a genre which has transcended cultural, national, and many other boundaries by leaps and bounds.

Now, the New York City Council, thanks to the leadership of Councilwoman Vanessa L. Gibson, has passed a resolution to co-name to stretch in front of 1520, ‘Hip Hop Boulevard’ further solidifying The Bronx’s importance in the creation of the genre as the birthplace of Hip Hop.

Mural of DJ Kool Herc by Tats Cru commemorating the 40th anniversary of Hip Hop at the Andrew Freedman Home.
A new mural has taken place of the old but DJ Kool Herc’s portion was preserved.

We already knew we were the creators, the originators, now we have an official seal of approval with ‘Hip Hop Boulevard’

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.