When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop

Descriptive writing and vibrant artwork of street parties, break dancing and turntables tell the important story of a hot summer day in 1973 in the Bronx when Clive Campbell, aka DJ Kool Herc, invented a new kind of music. Making breaks―the musical interludes between verses―longer for dancing led to a new type of music and culture that changed the world.