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Chuck D

This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History (SIGNED COPIES)

Released 05/10/17 Label Cassell Illustrated Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781844039586


In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and Rapper's Delight, hip-hop
and rap have become a billion-pound worldwide cultural phenomenon that reaches well beyond music, into fashion, movies, art and politics. Yet there is no definitive history of the genre - until now.

This massive compendium details the most iconic moments and influential songs in the genre's recorded history, from Kurtis Blow's Christmas Rappin to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Kendrick Lamar's verse on Control. Also included are key events in hip- hop history, from Grandmaster Flash's first scratch through to Tupac's holographic appearance at Coachella.

Throughout the book, Chuck offers an insider's perspective on the chart toppers, artists
and key moments. Illustrating the pages are more than 150 portraits from mADurgency,
an artist collective specialising in art and design for the hip-hop community.