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Yo! : the early days of hip hop 1982-84

Yo! : the early days of hip hop 1982-84 / photography by Sophie Bramly ; edited by Stuart Baker.
London : Soul Jazz Books, 2021.
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301 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Introduction by Bill Adler; with additional text by: Fab Fab Freddy, Grand Mixer D. St, Rahiem of The Furious Five, Arthur Baker, Zephyr, Muhamad of The Magnificent Force, Lady Pink, Mister Freeze of The Rock Steady Crew, Patti Astor, and Slick Rick.
"This book features more than 150 rarely seen images documenting the rise of hip hop in the early 1980s, taken by French photographer Sophie Bramly. Bramly lived in New York during this period and became firmly embedded in the emergent scene. The book features many stunning, intimate images of a star-studded roll call of legendary hip hop figures, all of whom were only just getting known or in their ascendency. These include Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmixer DST, Jazzy Jay, Red Alert, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Lisa Lee, the Fat Boys, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys and many more. Bramly knew that hip hop was becoming a cultural force rather than just a musical fashion, and spent many hours photographing the four essential elements of this new world: the emcees, the deejays, the graffiti artists and the break dancers. Here you will see legendary graffiti artists captured at work and play, such as Keith Haring, Dondi, Futura, Phase One, Zephyr and Lady Pink, and break dancers including members of Magnificent Force, Dynamic Breakers and the Rock Steady Crew." -- Provided by publisher.
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