Hey, what’s up y’all? It’s Fab 5 Freddy, direct from New York City. Today we’re celebrating one of the most important innovations in hip hop music: the break. On August 11, 1973, a DJ named Kool Herc threw a Back to School party in the Boogie Down Bronx that changed music as we know it. Using two turntables, he extended the instrumental breaks, allowing people to dance longer… …a style that came to be known as breakdancing. Next came the MC, or the Master of Ceremony, who added rhymes over the beat to get the party going and flowing. In the years since DJ Kool Herc’s first party, hip hop culture has become a major force across music… …dance, … …art, fashion, and a whole lot more. On this historic anniversary, we’re inviting you to join the celebration and be the DJ with two turntables and a crate full of hot records. Come on y’all, let’s get this party started!