Hip Hop

Hip Hop This book represents the Holy Grail of early hip hop journalism written by the only professional journalist to travel to the South Bronx in the early s to document the origins of the culture For

  • Title: Hip Hop
  • Author: Steven Hager
  • ISBN: 9781465993922
  • Page: 240
  • Format: ebook
  • This book represents the Holy Grail of early hip hop journalism, written by the only professional journalist to travel to the South Bronx in the early 1980s to document the origins of the culture For anyone interested in first generation, this is the most authentic portrait of hip hop before commercialization took over Sadly, the hard copy book was published before itsThis book represents the Holy Grail of early hip hop journalism, written by the only professional journalist to travel to the South Bronx in the early 1980s to document the origins of the culture For anyone interested in first generation, this is the most authentic portrait of hip hop before commercialization took over Sadly, the hard copy book was published before its time and never saw the distribution or sales it deserved Copies of the original edition sell for as much as 500 This version contains new material not found in the original print edition.

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    1. The thing you realize reading this is that every book that covers the early days of hip-hop, i.e. like '74 to '82, draws from this book. Hager was the guy who actually went to the South Bronx and got the story from Bambaataa (ahem), Kool Herc et al and I guess they figured it wasn't necessary to send anyone else. Er, very many other people. And obviously it would be difficult for someone now to research the Bronx in the mid '70s. Hence the Get Down. LOLIn addition to the groundbreaking history o [...]

    2. The original hip hop bookThis is where it all got started. While nowadays anybody could claim hip hop's history, this was the first book to capture the true essence of the original founders from deejays, to b-boys, to rappers and graffiti artists. This is the raw uncut.

    3. The Holy Grail of hip hop books, Steven Hager's account of the movement's first four years, including the history of graffiti and breaking as well as the DJ and the emcee, provides hip hop with the origins story it deserves.

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