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Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-hop History [Hardcover]

by D., Chuck / Fairey, Shepard (FRW) / Maskell, Ron (CON) / Boula, Lorrie (C

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In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and "Rapper's Delight," hip-hop and rap have become a billion-pound worldwide cultural phenomenon that reaches well beyond music, into fashion, movies, art and politics. Yet there is no definitive history of the genre - until now.

This massive compendium details the most iconic moments and influential songs in the genre's recorded history, from Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin'" to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Kendrick Lamar's verse on "Control." Also included are key events in hip-hop history, from Grandmaster Flash's first scratch through to Tupac's holographic appearance at Coachella.

Throughout the book, Chuck offers an insider's perspective on the chart toppers, artists and key moments. Illustrating the pages are more than 150 portraits from mADurgency, an artist collective specialising in art and design for the hip-hop community.

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9781844039586
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Item Type English Books (Hardcover)
Publication Date 2017/10
Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal Pub (GB)
ISBN 9781844039586
Size/Pages 352p

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Details the most iconic moments and influential songs in the genre's recorded history, from Kurtis Blow's Christmas Rappin' to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Kendrick Lamar's verse on Control. This book offers an insider's perspective on the chart toppers, artists and key moments.

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