Monday, September 20, 2010

Coke La Rock: Hip Hop's First MC

The first emcee in hip hop history has been ignored and disrespected for far too long. That is why he will be the first representative of the original hip hop generation to be inducted into the HIGH TIMES Counterculture Hall of Fame at the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam on November 25, 2010. In this video, Coke discusses how he got his name (from drinking chocolate milk), some of the errors in fact that have been circulated about him, and talks in detail about the night Kool Herc was stabbed at a party, an event which led to Coke withdrawing from the hip hop scene just as Grandmaster Flash, the L Brothers, The Funky Four and the Cold Crush Brothers were emerging to take hip hop to new heights.