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HIP-HOP HISTORY 

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY IN HIP-HOP HISTORY? 

Today in Hip Hop History:

Outkast released their fifth album Speakerboxxx / The Love Below September 23, 2003

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DJ Shadow released his debut solo album Endtroducing September 16, 1996

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The Sugarhill Gang released the song Rapper’s Delight September 16, 1979

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Kid Cudi released his debut studio album Man on the Moon: The End of the Day September 15, 2009

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Ol’ Dirty Bastard released his second and final studio album Nigga Please September 14, 1999

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Nas was born 

September 14, 1973

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Jay-Z released his sixth album The Blueprint 

September 11, 2001

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Kanye West released his third studio album Graduation September 11, 2007

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Big Daddy Kane was born on September 10, 1968

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M.O.P. released the single Ante Up (Robbin-Hoodz Theory) September 9, 2000

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MC Shan was born 

September 9, 1965

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Today in Hip Hop History:

QUEEN BEY was Born

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Master P released his sixth album Ghetto D 

September 2, 1997

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Fat Joe released his third album, Don Cartagena, 

September 1, 1998

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Fab 5 Freddy was born 

August 31, 1959

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UGK released their second album Super Tight 

August 30, 1994

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Outkast released their second album ATLiens August 27, 1996

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Aesop Rock released his fifth studio album None Shall Pass August 28, 2007

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Lauryn Hill released her debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill August 25, 1998

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Humpty Hump aka Shock G was born August 25, 1963

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KRS-One was born on August 20, 1965

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Nate Dogg was born on August 19, 1969

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Fat Joe was born on August 19, 1970

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Masta Killa of The Wu-Tang Clan was born August 18, 1970

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P.O.S. of Doomtree was born August 18, 1981

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Scarface released his second solo album The World Is Yours August 17, 1993

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Posdnuos of De La Soul was born August 17, 1969

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MeccaGodZilla was born on August 13, 1978

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Del The Funky Homosapien was born August 12, 1972

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Sir Mix-a-Lot was born on August 12, 1963

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On August 11, 1973, a back to school jam hosted by Kool Herc in the rec room of the 1520 Sedgwick Avenue apartment building in The Bronx gave birth to something huge. 

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On August 11, 1973, a back to school jam hosted by Kool Herc in the rec room of the 1520 Sedgwick Avenue apartment building in The Bronx gave birth to something huge. 


On August 11, 1973, a back to school jam hosted by Kool Herc in the rec room of the 1520 Sedgwick Avenue apartment building in The Bronx gave birth to something huge. This date and event mark what many views as the inception of Hip-Hop as we know it.


At that party on August 11th, DJ Kool Herc used a new technique he’d been working on to loop drum and percussion breaks on records. Extending the break by using 2 copies of the same record on separate turntables let the drum-heavy instrumental sections of a song become a canvas for artistic experimentation and expression. These blended loops formed a foundation for emcees and dancers. On that night in 1973, the musical elements of Hip-Hop came together in a new way that hadn’t been seen before. The events of that night were a catalyst that would start the spread of Hip-Hop from parties in the Bronx and New York until it became a global phenomenon.

Today in Hip Hop History:

DJ Kool Herc threw his Back To School Jam August 11, 1973

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