(AllHipHop News) During the blackout of 1977, most of New York City was without light, but DJ Clark Kent still had his thirst for DJ’ing. In his recent interview on Juan Epstein podcast, the legendary producer/DJ/sneakerhead, Clark Kent explained how the 1977 blackout started his DJ’ing career.
Over 3,800 people were arrested and $1 billion in damages were incurred in the two day blackout due to looting and arson. Brooklyn was one of the areas in New York City hit the hardest and according to Clark Kent, he was one of the lucky not arrested:
In 1977 when the blackout happened, I was a block away from Music Factory. Enough years have gone so statute of limitations means I can tell this story and not go to jail. I stole my first turntables out of that store. It was already busted into. The crazy part is, nobody was taking THAT. It was this big wooden..what would look like a coffin to somebody else was really just this big thing that held a turntable and a mixer. It was on wheels, so it was a DJ’s dream.
The now closed Music Factory record store was where young Clark Kent pilfered his first DJ equipment.
Check out the full Juan Epstein podcast below: