OPL Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop Music and Culture

Event: Back to School Jam
Date: August 11, 1973
Location: 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx New York.
HostsDJ Kool Herc and Cindy Campbell

August 11, 2023 marks the 50th Anniversary of the party that sparked a new genre of music—Hip Hop.

Hip Hop is more than music; it’s a cultural movement that incorporates four elements of art to define Hip Hop culture. The four pillars are DJing, MCing/Rapping, B-boying/Breaking and Graffiti Art

The Oakland Public Library is joining the world in commemorating this milestone anniversary of a now global phenomenon that has influenced and shaped various musical genres, fashion, art, language, dance, politics, media, education and entertainment.

Happy Anniversary, Hip Hop.

Hip Hop Staff Lists

Yay Area!

Here are some of the Bay Area's Hip Hop artist music and resources!

Hip Hop Turns 50

August 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of Hip Hop, which has made an indelible impact on music, politics, media, and culture.

Coming Up

Note: Featured events are for Teens and are provided in partnership with Hip Hop for Change.
Want a preview? Check these photos out from one of the Graffiti workshops (opens Flickr).

In the news

On the News: Bay Area Hip Hop Archives



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