1959- Hip Hop icon Ice T is born.
1959- Hip Hop icon Ice T is born.

February 14th 1959, Tracy Morrow, aka Ice T is born in Newark, New Jersey. This entertainment icon, will become a rapper, record label CEO, actor, and Hip Hop pioneer.

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1960- DJ Dion
1960- DJ Dion

In 1960, DJ Dion started using two turntables to perform for sock hops at Dorsey High School near Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles California. He would go on to DJ parties as a soldier in the Vietnam war, and then return to L.A. to start the first mobile Dj company. He owned one of the first consoles, broke color barriers as a DJ in Hollywood, the first Spring Breaks in Palm Springs, became Frank Sinatra's personal DJ, and pioneered being hired by record labels to break acts live at high schools.

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1980- November 4th Ronald Regan.jpg
1980- November 4th Ronald Regan.jpg

Ronald Wilson Reagan is elected President. “Reganomics” will hit especially hard in the hoods of Los Angeles and boroughs of New York– setting a ripe climate for crime, crack, gangs and Hip Hop, The children and teenagers who grow up under his presidency, the victims of Reganomics, are the of architects of Hip Hop culture.

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1959- Hip Hop icon Ice T is born.
1959- Hip Hop icon Ice T is born.

February 14th 1959, Tracy Morrow, aka Ice T is born in Newark, New Jersey. This entertainment icon, will become a rapper, record label CEO, actor, and Hip Hop pioneer.

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West Coast Hip Hop Timeline & Digital Almanac

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Musical milestones, historical and political landmarks, and social issues which have effected the global impact of West Coast Hip Hop are listed.

 

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