Local historian Jacob Morris is leading the push to co-name Sedgwick Avenue as Hip-Hop Boulevard, and he’s getting the support of dozens of other people. A West Bronx community board committee held a public hearing on a proposal to co-name part of Sedgwick Avenue “Hip-Hop Boulevard” to honor Herc and his fellow founding fathers of hip-hop. DJ Kool Herc hosted a now-famous house party on Sedgwick Avenue four decades ago, Aug. 13, 1973 house party as the start of hip-hop. If the community board decides to take up the proposal, it would eventually end up in a vote among all members and could happen as early as next month.
Some of the founding fathers of hip-hop are also moving ahead with their plan to put a Hip-Hop museum in the borough where they say it all began — The Bronx.