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Kool Herc Calls On Hip Hop Fans To Save Hip Hop’s Birthplace

With the fate of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue hanging in the balance, Hip-Hop co-founder DJ Kool Herc is issuing a call for supporters of the genre to help save the culture’s official birthplace. Kool Herc’s clothing company Sedgwick & Cedar Corp will launch Save 1520, a charitable collection of tees, hats and jackets.

One hundred percent of net proceeds from the sale of Save 1520 clothing will go toward helping the 1520 Sedgwick Tenant Association obtain governmental and philanthropic assistance to purchase the building, in addition to preserving the project and maintain affordable housing.

“This is Hip-Hop’s original house and home to the people, ” said the Hip-Hop legend, who plans to appeal to major artists to make philanthropic donations to assist the tenants in purchasing the building. “We need to save it.”

For details on the Save 1520 collection, contact or visit To make a contribution, visit

January 22, 2008 - Posted by | News | , ,

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