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.
Volume 3 of this three volume series concentrates on the 1990s, taking the reader through the decade chronologically through a list of historically and musically significant acts and important events. Concluding essays discuss the effect of the music on the consciousness of youth and its function as an alternative form of education outside of classrooms.
- Publisher : Independently published (June 14, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 96 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1073823806
- ISBN-13 : 978-1073823802
- Item Weight : 3.63 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.22 x 8 inches
All copies are new and guaranteed pristine.