The Hip-Hop Museum of DC Held Induction Ceremony at the Birth Place of Hip-Hop

The Father of Rapping, Inventor of DJ Scratching & The King of Flyers At last

The Father of Rapping, Inventor of DJ Scratching & The King of Flyers At last Get Their Flowers.

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current: Mar 10, 2021 10:40 EST


On Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 from Midday till 2 p.m. (EST), the Hip-Hop Museum of Washington, DC honored Hip-Hop Legends Coke La Rock (Father of Rapping), Grand Wizzard Theodore (Inventor of the SCRATCH, Excellent 5, L-Brothers), Grandmaster Caz (Cold Crush Bros. & Wild Design), MC G.L.O.B.E. (Soulsonic Pressure), and Johan Kugelberg (Cornell Hip-Hop Archive) with a non-public induction ceremony hosted by comedian Russell Peters at the birthplace of Hip-Hop positioned at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, The Bronx, New York.

The Induction Ceremony presented a virtual look at to the general public by means of social media platforms for enthusiasts on Instagram Are living (HipHopMuseumDC) and Facebook (The Hip-Hop Museum Pop-Up Knowledge). “It can be vital that the Hip-Hop Group witnessed background,” stated Grandmaster Caz. “The Ceremony not only took area in The Bronx, but it took area in the extremely exact same room where by the 1st Hip-Hop occasion transpired in 1973,” states Hip-Hop Publicist Lynn Hobson.

Inducted by Historian Jay Quan, these legends were being regarded for their contributions to the culture in the very similar room in which Hip-Hop was born. “I am honored to be a element of historical past and I value the museum for recognizing my position in Hip-Hop,” stated honoree Grand Wizzard Theodore.

During the ceremony, The Hip-Hop Museum of Washington, DC received a donation of the most significant assortment of uncommon, classic Hip-Hop Flyers ever donated to a museum. All created by the ‘King of Hip-Hop Flyers’ Buddy Esquire who passed away in 2014, this large amount of 157 flyers arrived right from his personalized archive and are in pristine condition. At the direction of Johan Kugelberg who was Buddy’s pal and Biographer, the legends took us on a stroll down memory lane as they recalled some of the historic moments from the early days of Hip-Hop’s inception.

“Hip-Hop has now grown into the most significant money and cultural export the United States has ever produced. The relevance of this donation and the enormity of this induction ceremony, is deeply significant for motives of cultural preservation and legacy,” states Museum Founder Jeremy Beaver.

Hip-Hop is a tradition and art movement that was produced by African Americans, Latino Americans and Caribbean Individuals in the Bronx, New York Town. Like any style of tunes, hip-hop has roots in other forms, and its evolution was shaped by quite a few diverse artists, but there’s a scenario to be created that it arrived to lifetime specifically on August 11, 1973, at a birthday social gathering in the recreation room of an apartment making in The Bronx. The location of that birthplace was 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, and the gentleman who presided in excess of that historic party was the birthday girl’s brother, Clive Campbell—known as DJ Kool Herc, founding father of hip-hop and Coke La Rock, founding father of rapping. Collectively, the two created Hip-Hop.

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Source: Hip-Hop Museum of DC