[Ads-l] Antedating of "Hip-Hop"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat May 16 21:28:15 UTC 2015

hip-hop (OED 1980)

1979 _New Pittsburgh Courier_ 24 Feb. 17 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  In producing concerts, his syndicated New York Alive television program live and taping discoes "a real drawing card," St. James has garnered success because he has dared to be creative.  D.J. Starksy, one of the more prominent New York based disc jockeys, who will be in Pittsburgh to host Enterprise Communication's Rock Contest, has also.  He is responsible for the derivation of the "Hip-Hop."

Fred Shapiro


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