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The Boombox Project: The Machines, the Music, and the Urban Underground

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On the heels of the graffiti renaissance comes a vibrant look at an old-school icon that figured prominently in the hip-hop, rock & roll, and punk movements of the 1970s and 80s. The Boombox Project features contemporary fine art portraits of an array of vintage boomboxes, as well as scores of documentary photographs of the people who brought the boombox movement to li ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Harry N. Abrams
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Tim Beck
an historic icon of my childhood, the boombox was more than a status symbol. it was more than a means to an ends. it was a statement. I didn't grow up in the inner city - the closest city to my hometown was an hour away - but even in my small, rural, farming crossroads of a town, the boom box was a symbol of power - and like every kid, i wanted one.

my first one was a cheap one, a KOSS brand, i think. dual cassette. cheap plastic. but it brought me so much joy. i can vividly remember making my f
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Kevin
Nice, "coffee table" type of book on boomboxes from the golden era of hip hop. Doesn't scratch too deep, but could make a fun gift.
Trevor
This book is like porn to a rap nerd like me. Just lots of photos of really cool boomboxes. REALLY wish I had them all!
Chad
Fun and historical, hip and backwards compatible. For true 80's-heads only, not for hipsters.
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