When the Beat Was Born

DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop

by Laban Carrick Hill and Theodore Taylor III

When the Beat Was Born

School And Library, 21 pages, Henry Holt & Co, List Price: $17.99 | purchase

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Book Summary

An introduction to pioneering DJ Clive Campbell describes how he devised new ways of playing music between dance songs, sharing insight into his youth in 1970s Jamaica and the Bronx and how his musical achievements helped counter gang violence. By the author of the National Book Award finalist, Harlem Stomp!

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