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When the Beat Was Born

DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop
Hill, Laban Carrick (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
When the Beat Was Born
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Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc. On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a park in the South Bronx. Her brother, Clive Campbell, spun the records. He had a new way of playing the music to make the breaks the musical interludes between verses longer for dancing. He called himself DJ Kool Herc and this is When the Beat Was Born. From his childhood in Jamaica to his youth in the Bronx, Laban Carrick Hill's book tells how Kool Herc came to be a DJ, how kids in gangs stopped fighting in order to breakdance, and how the music he invented went on to define a culture and transform the world.
Authors: Hill, Laban Carrick
Title: When the beat was born
DJ Kool Herc and the creation of hip hop
Publisher: New York :, Roaring Brook Press,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,26 cm
Content Type: text
still image
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc. On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a park in the South Bronx. Her brother, Clive Campbell, spun the records. He had a new way of playing the music to make the breaks the musical interludes between verses longer for dancing. He called himself DJ Kool Herc and this is When the Beat Was Born. From his childhood in Jamaica to his youth in the Bronx, Laban Carrick Hill's book tells how Kool Herc came to be a DJ, how kids in gangs stopped fighting in order to breakdance, and how the music he invented went on to define a culture and transform the world.
Awards & Distinctions: Corretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent, 2014.
Local Note: 15 17 18 24 29 53 61 63 66 70 71 74 75 79 81 84 109 118 148 151 153 156 210 211 226 231 242 243 245 258
Additional Contributors: Taylor, Theodore
ISBN: 9781596435407
1596435402
Statement of Responsibility: Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III
Copyright Date: ♭2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and Internet addresses.
Subject Headings: DJ Kool Herc Juvenile literature. DJ Kool Herc. Disc jockeys United States Biography Juvenile literature. Rap musicians United States Biography Juvenile literature. Rap (Music) History Juvenile literature. Break dancing History Juvenile literature. Disc jockeys United States Biography. Rap musicians United States. Rap (Music) History. Break dancing History.
Genre/Form: Picture books for children.
Topical Term: Disc jockeys
Rap musicians
Rap (Music)
Break dancing
Disc jockeys
Rap musicians
Rap (Music)
Break dancing
LCCN: 2012029746
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Jul 22, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The book manages to concisely explain the earliest beginnings of hip-hop culture, including dance moves and how the movement's influence erupted. Hill also has a splendid author's note in the back explaining why Herc's music is so important to him. There's also a timeline for the evolution of hip-hop up from 1973 to 1986.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/when_the_beat_was_born_hill

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