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Kool Herc

Kool Herc was born on April 16, 1952 in Kingston, Jamaica as Clive Campbell. He is known for his work on Beat Street (1984), 5 Sides of a Coin (2003) and Arena (1975). See full bio »

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Known For

Beat Street
Beat Street Himself
(1984)
5 Sides of a Coin
(2003)
Arena
Arena Himself
(1984)

Filmography

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 2004 Hip-Hop Honors (TV Special) (footage courtesy of)
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 2017 From Scratch: The Birth of Hip Hop (Documentary)
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 2016 Hip-Hop Evolution (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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- The Underground to the Mainstream (2016) ... Himself
- The Foundation (2016) ... Himself
 2016 Hip-Hop Evolution (Documentary)
Himself
 2014 Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- The Bronx (2014) ... Himself (as DJ Kool Herc)
 2012 Sample This (Documentary)
 2011 How Hip Hop Changed the World (TV Movie documentary)
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 2010 The Best of: BlacksInActionTV.Com (Documentary)
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 2010 Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity (TV Movie documentary)
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 2005 Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Documentary)
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 2004 Hip-Hop Honors (TV Special)
Himself - Honoree
 2004 And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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- Back in the Day (2004) ... Himself (as DJ Kool Herc)
 2003 5 Sides of a Coin (Documentary)
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 2002 The Freshest Kids (Video documentary)
 1999 The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards (TV Special)
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 1997 Howard Stern (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 26 March 1997 (1997) ... Himself
 1994 In the Mix (TV Series)
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- Hip Hop: Then & Now (1994) ... Himself
 1984 Arena (TV Series documentary)
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- Beat This!: A Hip Hop History (1984) ... Himself
 1984 Beat Street
Himself (as Clive Campbell)
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 2000 Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (Documentary)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Clive Campbell | DJ Kool Herc | Kool D.J. Herc
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Trivia:

The undisputed godfather of hip-hop, who brought the Jamaican sound-system culture to the south Bronx, a borough of New York City, in the 1970s.

Star Sign:

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