The Rough Guide to Hip Hop

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Peter Shapiro
Rough Guides, 2001 - Music - 330 pages
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This work aims to be the definitive guide to the MCs, DJs, producers, labels, graffiti taggers, poppers, lockers and body-rockers involved in the hip-hop scene. From its origins as the urban folk music of the South Bronx in the mid-1970s to its present incarnation as the world best-selling genre, hip-hop has been one of the most vital - and often controversial - strands of global popular culture in recent decades.

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User Review  - Myke - Goodreads

From NWA to Kool Keith, Busta Rhymes to Company Flow, A Tribe Called Quest to Atmosphere this book covers the big names in Hip Hop and the underground as well as specific scenes. A good book for anyone interested in Hip Hop or looking to expand their collection of albums in this genre. Read full review

Contents

Tha Alkaholiks
1
Bad Boy Records
8
Rob Base DJ EZ Rock
14
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Peter Shapiro is an experienced music journalist and his work has appeared in The Times (London), Spin, The Wire, Vibe, Uncut, Sleaze Nation and Urb. He is author of the Rough Guide to-Hip-Hop and contributor to the Rough Guides to Rock, Website Directory and the Rough Guide Book of Playlists.

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