Hip hop first emerged in the South Bronx in the early 1970s. The New York Times has identified 1520 Sedgwick Avenue as the starting point for Hip-Hop and rap music worldwide. It’s where DJ Kool Herc presided over parties in the basement community room. Beginning with the advent of beat match DJing, in which Bronx DJs including Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa and DJ Kool Herc extended the breaks of funk records, a major new musical genre emerged that sought to isolate the percussion breaks of hit funk, disco and soul songs.krs1  As hip hop’s popularity grew, performers began speaking (“rapping”) in sync with the beats, and became known as MCs or emcees. The Herculoids, made up of Herc, Coke La Rock, and Clark Kent, were the earliest to gain major fame. The Bronx is referred to in hip-hop slang as “The Boogie Down Bronx”, or just “The Boogie Down”. This was hip-hop pioneer KRS-One’s inspiration for his thought provoking group BDP, or Boogie Down Productions, which included DJ Scott La Rock. Kool DJ Herc.DJ_Kool_HercDJ Kool Herc is the originator of break-beat DJing, where the breaks of funk songs—being the most danceable part, often featuring percussion—were isolated and repeated for the purpose of all-night dance parties. Later DJs such as Grandmaster Flash refined and developed the use of breakbeats, including cutting. While growing up in Kingston he saw and heard the sound systems firsthand at neighborhood parties called dancehalls. He moved to the Bronx, New York at the age of 12 and began to throw free neighborhood parties.He is also well known for his massive, high-quality, high-volume sound system, against which even superior DJs could not compete. Herc first used reggae records and was toasting to the music like Jamaican artists U-Roy and I-Roy. But he started using funk records due to popular demand.Kool Herc and his MC crew The Herculords “started a movement which recycled the creativity of black American jive jocks back into the USA”. The relationship between hip hop and reggae became more important again with reggae artists and rappers collaborating with each other, from Yellowman and Afrika Bambaataa to KRS-One and Shabba Ranks. Hip hop and reggae still influence each other in both directions.During the later part of the decade, Herc was stabbed at one of his own parties, sidelining him during most of the 1980s as hip hop spread throughout the country. During the 1990s, he made several appearances, gave interviews, and appeared on The Godfathers of Threat by Terminator X (a DJ with Public Enemy). He still DJs around the world.Herc is featured in Jin’s music video, Top 5 (Dead or Alive)In an 1989 interview with Davey D, Herc said, “Hip Hop, the whole chemistry of that came from Jamaica.” In the interview, Herc talked about the first modern day rappers and the lyrics they had. He said “Well the rhyming came about..because I liked playing lyrics that were saying something. I figured people would pick it up by me playing those records, but at the same time I would say something myself with a meaningful message to it.”.DJ Kool Herc is mentioned in the song “It Dosen’t Matter” by Wyclef jean in the llyrics: “Foundation like Kool Herc, or DJ Red Alert goes bezerk, The needle ain’t skip the record jerked, Cause y’all jumpin’ too hard”