44 years ago on August 11, 1973, music, dancing, and fashion changed when a DJ named Kool Herc changed up his set during a back-to-school jam. Using two turntables, he played longer instrumental breaks so that people would have more time to dance while a friend encouraged the crowd to dance and have fun over a microphone. At that moment, hip hop was born, and it would lead to new forms of dance, ways of dressing, and of course, a whole musical genre!