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Title:
The rough guide to hip hop
Author:
Shapiro, Peter, 1969-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London : Rough Guides, 2001.
Physical Description:
viii, 330 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 15 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781858286372
Format :
Book

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Central Library ML3531 .S55 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Reference-Music
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Summary

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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Library Journal Review

This pocket-sized encyclopedia includes 150-plus entries, predominantly biographical. Black-and-white portraits are generous and well selected, and the choice of entries is comprehensive and commendable. [In December, Rough Guides will publish a full-sized second edition: ISBN 1-85828-263-9. $24.99.-Ed.] (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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