49 years of Hip-Hop! Today is August 11th, 2022. 49 years ago today, Hip Hop was born! Happy 49th Birthday to Hip-Hop. August 11th, 1973. On August 11th, 1973, DJ Kool Herc threw a back-to-school jam in the Bronx, New York & Coke La Rock (Hip-Hop’s first MC) performed. This was the night all the […]
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Why are Drug Dealers called “Plugs”?
“Who’s your plug”, “I got the plug”, “I know the plug”, “let me connect you to the plug”. For over a decade now drug dealers have been referred to as “plugs” but why are drug dealers called plugs? Let’s explain.. A plug and a dealer are pretty much the same, they both supply or connect […]
One of Hip-Hop’s early pioneers Robert Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins, (also known as “Keef Cowboy”) an MC and a member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, is credited for coining the term “Hip-Hop” in 1978. Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins was one of the first members chosen by Grandmaster Flash to join the group. “Cowboy” used the […]
MC’ing, DJing, Breakdancing, and Graffiti—Hip Hop’s four elements, all existed before August 11, 1973 but that saturday is when they all came together to form “Hip-Hop”. “Hip-Hop” was born, created, and started on August 11th, 1973. The birthplace of “Hip-Hop” music was 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, New York. Clive Campbell, famously known as, […]