Proposal aims to co-name Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx as Hip-Hop Boulevard

A house party four decades ago is credited with giving hip-hop rhyming its start. (3/21/14)

THE BRONX - A street naming proposal is hoping to honor the Bronx as the rightful birthplace of hip-hop music. 

Local historian Jacob Morris is leading the push to co-name Sedgwick Avenue as Hip-Hop Boulevard, and he's getting the support of dozens of other people who made a request to Community Board 5 during a meeting Thursday. 

Advocates say the world hasn't been the same since DJ Kool Herc hosted a now-famous house party on Sedgwick Avenue four decades ago. That party is largely accepted as the place where hip-hop rhyming got its start. 

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If the community board decides to take up the proposal, it would eventually end up in a vote among all members. Morris says he believes it could happen as early as next month. 

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