The Temple of Hiphop Kulture—a preservation society founded in 1996 by the self-professed god of hiphop, KRS-One—holds in Article Six of its manifesto that "Although hiphop's true origin date remains a mystery, the Temple of Hiphop begins modern hiphop in the year 1970. The actual vibe, awareness, motivation, and style that would become hiphop existed at least a few years before DJ Kool Herc got to the point of playing music in the parks [of the Bronx]... More >>>