DJ Kool Herc.
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August 29, 2005 DJ Kool Herc is known as the father of the DJ breakbeat, part of the foundation of modern hip-hop. He also wrote the introduction to the recent history of hip-hop, Can't Stop Won't Stop. Kool Herc kicks off Fresh Air's Hip-Hop Week. (This interview originally aired March 30, 2005.)
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March 10, 2005 Hip-hop didn't always have a violent reputation. In fact, for many in the African-American community it was a revolution and a redemption. Author Jeff Chang chronicles the history of rap in his book Can't Stop, Won't Stop and how it continues to transform the world of popular music.
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