It’s no secret HIP-HOP, the favorable music genre started in the “BOOGIE DOWN”  Bronx in 1973. What is the actual story of the birth of Hip-Hop besides listening to hit from a few iconic 90s rappers: Biggie, Nas, MOBB DEEP and L.L.Cool. J. Last month, author Joseph C. Ewoodzie, Jr. wrote the book BREAK BEATS IN THE BRONX: REDISCOVERING HIP-HOP’S EARLY YEARS to explain the dynamics and structure of how Hip-Hop was created both as music and lifestyle.

Pop took an excerpt from the book: 

The occasion for this wizardry was the 44th anniversary of what is now widely acknowledged as hip-hop’s birth: a party in the housing project at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, where a young Jamaican expat named Clive Campbell brought a slice of his homeland’s culture to his sister’s birthday party. His sound system consisted of booming speakers, two turntables, and lots of funky records. That enabled him to go back and forth between records as they did on the radio and at dance clubs. But, instead of playing the records in full (as he typically had done deejaying parties around the neighborhood), he isolated the funkiest part of select funk jams — the section where the beat came through at its most pristine — and turned the party out.


The altered Story: A scenario of multiple people gathered in an abandoned building and hosted a party off of people’s electric system. That’s not true. Stories can be tweaked all the time, and it could be believable, but this book will reveal not only the “real” history of Hip-Hop but also the lifestyle, transition and the pioneers that contributed to Hip-Hop history.


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