I wondered to myself, why was I at 1600 and 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx in 1972? Anybody could have been there; why me? Why KRS? What force guided me, my brother and my mother to that specific location at that precise time when Kool DJ Herc was said to have started Hip Hop in the Bronx? Why was I there? No human hand or mind could have set-up such a perfect scenario. In 1972 the term Hip Hop and my name KRS ONE did not even exist yet, and no one was aware that what Kool Herc was doing would eventually become a 10 billion dollar music industry and urban culture influencing millions of people through art.
The Gospel of Hip Hop