50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop OneSearch Collection

A person wearing red sweat pants holds a boombox

"August 11, 1973. New York City: The Bronx... In the rec room of an apartment building on Sedgwick Avenue, an eighteen-year-old Clive Campbell throws a back-to-school party with his younger sister Cindy. Friends and neighbors dance to the familiar sounds of artists like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and The Meters — only something has changed… Behind two turntables, Clive, better known as DJ Kool Herc, plays two copies of the same record, a technique known as the merry-go-round where one moves back and forth, from one record to the next, looping the percussion portions of each track to keep the beat alive. And amongst this community of dancers, artists, musicians and poets… HIP-HOP IS BORN."
The 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop organization

Celebrating Hip-Hop is a OneSearch collection of books and e-books from Fondren's collections and archival resources from the Hip Hop Archival Collection housed at the Woodson Research Center.