Vibe History of Hip Hop

ISBN-10: 0609805037

ISBN-13: 9780609805039

Edition: 1999

List price: $27.50
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Includes FREE 4-song CD with a new, unreleased Run-DMC track from their forthcoming album, Crown Royal, as well as classic songs by other artists from the new CD Profilin': The Hits. Music, fashion, dance, graffiti, movies, videos, and business: it's all in this brilliant tale of a cultural revolution that spans race and gender, language and nationality. The definitive history of an underdocumented music genre, The VIBE History of Hip Hop tells the full story of this grassroots cultural movement, from its origins on the streets of the Bronx to its explosion as an international phenomenon. Illustrated with almost 200 photos, and accompanied by comprehensive discographies, this book is a vivid review of the hip hop world through the eyes and ears of more than 50 of the finest music writers and cultural critics at work today, including Danyel Smith, Greg Tate, Anthony deCurtis, dream hampton, Neil Strauss, and Bönz Malone. "A history? No. A story, really. A tale from the dark side. In this book, hip hop is all. It's always there. Like hip hop, this book is about the intense kind of aspiration that comes from having little. About holding and rhyming into a microphone. Mixing and scratching. Guns pain blood. Desire desperation truth true love. Art and mystery and metaphor. The singularity of voice. The magnificence of ingenious sampling. The glory of a beat. This book is that story." -- From the Preface by Danyel Smith, editor-in-chief of VIBE, the voice of the hip hop generation, presents the essence of hip hop.
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/26/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
The Real Old School
Back in the Day: 1975-1979
DJ Kool Herc
Sugar Hill Records
Graffiti: Graphic Scenes, Spray Fiends, and Millionaires
The Second Wave: 1980-1983
Breaking It All Down: The Rise and Fall and Rise of the B-Boy Kingdom
Run-D.M.C.
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record, Baby): Last Night a DJ Saved Hip Hop
Hip Hop Radio
L. L. Cool J
Battle Rhymes
Word
Microphone Fiends: Eric B. and Rakim/Slick Rick
The Juice Crew: Beyond the Boogie Down
Early Los Angeles Hip Hop
Pop Rap
The Beastle Boys
Hip Hop Video
KRS-One
The Big Willies
Money, Power, Respect: Hip Hop Economics
Public Enemy
DJs vs. Samplers
Ladies First
Native Tongues: A Family Affair
The Pinnacle: 1988
Hip Hop in the Movies
Salt-N-Pepa
Regional Scenes
Too Short
M. C. Hammer
Rap and Rock
Hard Left: Hip Hop's Forgotten Visionaries
N.W.A.
Eazy-E
The Dirty South
2 Live Crew Trial
Great Aspirations: Hip Hop and Fashion Dress for Excess and Success
Gangsta Rap in the '90s
"Cop Killer" and Sister Souljah: Hip Hop Under Fire
Tupac Shakur
Hip Hop Soul
Gangsta, Gangsta: The Sad, Violent Parable of Death Row Records
New York State of Mind: The Resurgence of East Coast Hip Hop
The Wu-Tang Clan
Bad Boy
Mixed Cuts: How Remixes Compliment and Complicate
Dancehall
Planet Rock: Hip Hop Supa National
Future Shock: Trip Hop and Beyond
III Na Nas, Goddesses, and Drama Mamas
The Fugees
15 Arguments in Favor of the Future of Hip Hop
Master P
Contributors
Credits
Index
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