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Hip Hop Files: Photographs 1979-1984

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Hip hop culture emerged from an environment of extreme deprivation and decay in the South Bronx, New York City. The concept of pure invention--of creating something from nothing--was in full effect at the end of the 1970s as graffiti ("borrowed" spray paint), breaking (cardboard as dance floor), and outdoor jams (electricity source: the base of street lights) captured the ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by From Here to Fame (first published January 1st 2004)
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Josue Aka
I read this book for my dj class. I liked this book alot because it explianed how hip-hop started. It shows graffitti and explians how it coorlates with hip-hop.
Priceless photos of hip-hop in its infancy. People look really rad, each in his/her own way. You can tell people put a lot of effort into being unique. Also, graffiti.
what makes this book cool - the photographs of course! but more than that, for me, it's a history of my neighbourhood :-)
Rushay Booysen
this book should seriously be in your collection,beautiful pictorial story of the rise of the hip hop movement
Pau Pommegranate
An universal legacy for understand the true meaning and value of the hip hop culture
Makes me feel like everything is possible.
Martha Cooper è davvero un mito!
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She is perhaps best known for documenting the New York graffiti scene of the 1970s and '80s. Her most known personal work began while working at the New York Post. On her return home from the Post she began taking photos of children in her New York city neighborhood. One day she met a young kid named Edwin who helped expose her to some of the graffiti around her neighborhood. Edwin helped to expla ...more
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