A Street In The Bronx Is Being Renamed Hip-Hop Boulevard

1520 Sedgwick Avenue, an address in The Bronx, New York City, has become a mythical location in the history of hip-hop.

It was here, on August 11 1973, that DJ Kool Herc and his sister held what has officially become known as the first hip-hop party, playing a major role in the conception of both the genre and the movement.

Now the section of road on which the address is located is set to be co-named Hip-Hop Boulevard in recognition of the significance of events that transpired there, NY1 reports.

According to City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, the renaming of the street is to “honor both Herc and the contributions that the Bronx has made towards creating hip-hop over the years.”

“I’m thankful that it has evolved to a genre of music that has gained so much attention and popularity.”

Gibson also noted that she did not receive any negativity following the decision to bestow the honor of origin upon Sedgwick Avenue, stating that “In terms of affirming that The Bronx was the birthplace of hip-hop, no, I don’t think we got any pushback from that.”

According to DNAinfo, Gibson has also put forward plans to build a hip-hop museum to further solidify the musical history of the area.

“Nothing is solidified just yet, but it is a very real idea and soon there will be an actual plan that we can embrace and support.”

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