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Rap Attack 3: African Rap To Global Hip Hop (2000) remains among the most durable and authoritative books on the origins rap and hip hop. Toop provides an in depth look at the seminal electro hip hop scene which sprang into existence big-bang style in the early 1980's. The groups, artists and producers of this groundbreaking movement are covered in detail. A must have for music fans and music historians.
Review: Rap Attack 3: From African Jive to Global Hip-hopUser Review - Benedict Reid - Goodreads
It's a third edition... hence the three. It has been very much rewritten since the first edition (which I'd read at the time). But it was still annoying to realise that I was rereading material which in some cases didn't seem to have been changed that much. Read full review
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