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The Vibe history of hip hop
Light, Alan.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Three Rivers Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
418 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"VIBE, the voice of the hip hop generation, presents the essence of hip hop. Music, fashion, dance, graffiti, movies, videos, and business: it's all in this 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Foreword by Grandmaster Flash -- Preface by Danyel Smith -- Introduction by Alan Light -- Real old school -- Back in the day: 1975-1979 -- DJ Kool Herc -- Sugar Hill records -- Graffiti: Graphic scenes, spray fiends, and millionaires -- Second wave: 1980-1983 -- Breaking it all down: Rise and fall and rise of the B-Boy kingdom -- Run-D.M.C. -- Sasha Frere-Jones -- You spin me round (like a record, baby): Last night a DJ saved hip hop -- Hip hop radi -- 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 beastie boys -- Hip hop video -- KRS-one -- Big willies -- Money, power, respect: Hip hop economics -- Public enemy -- DJs vs. samplers -- Ladies first -- Native tongues: Family affair -- Pinnacle: 1988 -- Hip gop in the movies -- Salt-n-pepa -- Regional scenes -- Too short -- MC Hammer -- Rap and rock -- Hard left: Hip hop's -- Forgotten visionaries -- N.W.A Cheo -- Eazy-E -- 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: Sad, violent parable of death row records -- New York state of mind: Resurgence of East Coast hip hop -- Wu-Tang Clan -- Bad boy -- Mixed cuts: How remixes compliment and complicate -- Blackspot dancehall -- Planet rock: Hip hop supa national -- Future shock: Trip hop and beyond -- Ill Na Nas, goddesses, and drama mamas -- Fugees -- Arguments in favor of the future of hip hop -- Master P.
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