The History of Hip Hop: Volume 1 (Hardcover)

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The History of Hip Hop: Volume 1 (Hardcover)


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Think you know everything about hip hop? Check your knowledge against this tell-all book.

From the boombox battles of 1970s NYC streets to a multi-billion dollar business, this book chronicles the pulse and rhythm of hip hop's evolution.

Perfect for both newcomers and lifelong fans, you'll uncover:

  1. The origins - how struggles, ingenuity and neighborhood parties fueled a creative youth movementHip hop's key elements - MCs, DJs, dancing, fashion, and graffiti artThe role of underground scenes and college radio in amplifying hip hopCoastal rivalries between East & West rappers that pushed rap innovationHow sampling and digital music gave birth to new sounds and subculturesToday's chart-topping superstars standing on legends' shoulders

Through engaging narrative, this book breaks down the decades - from hip hop's birth on Bronx playgrounds to its rise as a global cultural force. Learn about iconic fashion trends, unforgettable lyrics, breakdancing moves, rivalries and alliances.

Whether you're discovering the culture for the first time or looking to expand your knowledge, this is the definitive hip hop history. Come trace the rhythm and legacy of one of music's most important movements.

Product Details ISBN: 9781925988420
ISBN-10: 1925988422
Publisher: Eric Reese
Publication Date: June 27th, 2019
Pages: 106
Language: English