“I’m kicking new flava in ya ear!” – Craig Mack
The Address: Do you know what happened at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in The Bronx, New York?
The Story: Somebody’s uncle, with a good government job, signed the purchase order to put electrical outlets in light posts in Black neighborhoods across America.
He’s a hero.
Some say, that tiny detail, the ability to plug in amps and turntables outside on the corner is responsible for the birth of Hip Hop!
It’s a cute idea.
…and maybe there’s an ounce of credence there but here’s the TRUTH.
There is no hip hop without Cindy Campell and her big brother Clive who lived at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, New York.
Their basement apartment is known around the world as the birthplace of Hip Hop!!!
The rest is history: I said-a hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie, to the hip hip hop-a you don’t stop the rock It to the bang-bang boogie, say up jump the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat. Now what you hear is not a test….