Friday, January 11, 2008

Saving Hip-Hops Roots


Peace Fam,

Check this post i got from NAH RIGHT..

DJ Kool Herc, US Senator Charles Schumer, Tenants of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue will hold a Press Conference to Unveil Tenant Sponsored Plan to Acquire the Birthplace of Hip Hop at the Community Room of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue (where Hip Hop began!) Tuesday, January 15th, 2008, 10:00 AM. Low Income Tenants will make a bid to preserve the complex as affordable tenant-controlled housing.

In 1973 DJ Kool Herc held a party in the community room of 1520 Sedgwick Ave where his innovative DJ style laid the ground work for the invention of Hip Hop, one of the most popular and influential music styles ever created. The 100-unit apartment complex also boasts another distinction; it is one of the few remaining affordable housing complexes in the West Bronx created through the NY State Mitchell-Lama program.

Post snatched from: NAH RIGHT

Editors Thoughts: I actually live right around the block from there.