What Is Hip-hop?

Author(s): Eric Morse; Nelson George (Contribution by)

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This follow-up to the acclaimed What Is Punk? offers a playful guided tour of one of the most revolutionary pop culture movements of the 20th century and profiles such artists as Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, and Biggie and Tupac. Full color. 8 x 8.


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Eric Morse is a writer and father of four living outside of New York City. He was the founder and editor of Trampoline House online magazine, and a music industry marketing executive. When he's not listening to old hip-hop records, he's listening to new hip-hop MP3s. Eric is also the author of What Is Punk? Anny Yi is an artist from Los Angeles, California. She makes clay-art dioramas and stop-motion films inspired by fashion and music. Anny Yi is the illustrator of What Is Punk? and What Is Hip-Hop? Nelson George ("producer" of this book) is an author, filmmaker, and life-long resident of Brooklyn, New York. His novels include The Accidental Hunter, The Plot Against Hip Hop, The Lost Treasures of R&B, and the forthcoming To Funk and Die in LA (all part of the D Hunter series). Among his many nonfiction works are The Death of Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop America, and The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style. As a filmmaker he's directed the documentaries A Ballerina's Tale, starring Misty Copeland, Brooklyn Boheme for Revolt, The Announcement for ESPN, and Finding the Funk for VH1, and serves as supervising producer for Baz Luhrmann's Netflix series The Get Down.

General Fields

  • : 9781617755842
  • : Akashic Books
  • : Black Sheep
  • : 0.35
  • : August 2017
  • : 1mm X 1mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Eric Morse; Nelson George (Contribution by)
  • : Hardback
  • : Anny Yi
  • : English
  • : 782.42164 MOR 2017
  • : 40
  • : 1 Illustrations, unspecified