Congressional resolution officially declares the Bronx and 1520 Sedgwick Ave. the birthplace of hip-hop

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — The long-known origins of hip-hop have finally been recognized by the feds. And that’s a good thing. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., on Sunday presented the congressional resolution officially declaring the Bronx and 1520 Sedgwick Ave. the birthplace of hip-hop. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., rap pioneer KRS-One, Cindy Campbell, LeRoy McCarthy, as well as other politicians were on hand at the 102-apartment Morris Heights building where hip-hop luminary DJ Kool Herc (Clive Campbell) first introduced rap music at the historic “Back to Sch…

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