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The Vibe History of Hip Hop

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Music, fashion, dance, graffiti, movies, videos, and business: it's all in this brilliant 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 expl ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 26th 1999 by Three Rivers Press (first published October 1st 1999)
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This book was very interesting with history. My dad has a lot of these singers albums and listened to them. Which was very cool to me. I like and know some of these singers too even though they are much older than me. I see this as an art not a crime or junk music. This shaped music there will be nothing ever in the future that can replace this old school hip hop.
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nicely put together
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I really want that one on ebay for $150 by jaysm 12 because it was to be one of the very first 10 made and had bonus thing in it but who ever gets it is going to be lucky.
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Love Vibe. It Keeps Me Informed On Dates Important to The Black Community
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this is not that good. the pieces are too short. ha ha, too short!
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Half of what this Hip Hop Scholar knows
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A veteran music journalist, ALAN LIGHT is the author of The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" and Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain. Light was previously the editor-in-chief of Vibe and Spin and a senior writer for Rolling Stone. He is also a frequent contributor to the New York Times.
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