DJ Clark Kent is one of the earliest living pioneers in the Hip Hop Culture. Born and raised in the South Bronx, NY, he started in hip hop in 1973 as Poison, a notorious, battle BBoy, who along with the A1 BBoys, laid the foundation to the first element of hip hop that sparked a revolutionary dance craze!
In late 1974, Clark Kent fell more in love with the break beats and became hip hop’s first bboy turned dee jay. Summoned by the Founder of Hip Hop, DJ Kool Herc, he joined the crew, commonly known as The Herculords. Over the years, Clark Kent’s swag and skills on the turntables inspired many up and coming early hip hop crews, namely, Grand Master Flash and the Furious Three, respectively.
Highlights of DJ Clark Kent’s contribution to hip hop is noted in several published works, interviews and most recently in the African American Smithsonian in Washington, DC. He is also a sought-after panelist who offers a wealth of knowledge on the origin of what has culminated into a global music phenomenon.