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The Vibe History of Hip Hop
by Alan Light
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.
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.More about Alan Light...