The only Hip Hop Book Series that explains the culture fully in the fewest words!
*** Author of "Rapper's Delight" essay currently archived at the Library of Congress ***
*** Guest speaker of BBC2 Radio "Rapper's Delight 40th Anniversary" by DJ Trevor Nelson - September 2019 ***
Whether you are a fan of hip hop or just curious about it, you will not have to look further after finding Eric Reese's The History of Hip Hop. This concise but in-depth book explores all the distinguishing traits of what is not only a genre of music but a lifestyle. Reese traces the history of hip hop from its beginnings in the 1970s and reveals how it changed in the next decades until it became a worldwide phenomenon. The author gives attention to the influence of hip hop at every level, including art and fashion. He also considers its originality in comparison with other genres.
From the pages of The History of Hip Hop, you will realize the impact hip hop has on our society. Reese explains every aspect of its powerful influence and considers it not only as a musical genre but as a way of living. I like that after exploring the origins of hip hop and its meaning for African Americans, Reese included references to its worldwide presence. It shows its importance better than anything else. Reese's style is essential and clear. He does not linger on long and superfluous dissertations, but he goes straight to the point and enlightens the key concepts with clarity. At the end you can be sure you will have all the elements to understand hip hop. You will also know what sets it apart from other musical genres. - Reviewed By Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 22, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 110 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1979069417
- ISBN-13 : 978-1979069410
- Item Weight : 4.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.25 x 8 inches
All copies are new and guaranteed pristine.