the one-seven: 50 Years of Hip Hop

Posted on: August 11, 2023
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Fifty years ago today (August 11th), DJ Kool Herc performed a set at his sister’s party, introduced a new style of music by scratching and switching between two records he had playing on two different turntables, and changed the music industry forever. As hip hop has evolved and continues to evolve six decades in, the groups and artists of this unique genre continue to be at the forefront of pop culture and some of the most creative and powerful voices we have in our society.

This one-seven mix celebrates fifty years of hip hop with a 50-track playlist that only scratches the surface of this genre that has found popularity and success worldwide.

Post and Playlist by Alana King