Rap attack 3: African rap to global hip hop, Issue 3
In its first edition published in 1984, Rap Attack documented the origins of hip-hop and its genesis in New York City's South Bronx. Many old-school hip-hop and electro pioneers, producers and entrpreneurs were interviewed at length, including Afrika Bambaata, Grandmaster Flash, Arthur Baker, Paul Winley and Bobby Robinson. Now with rap a multi-million dollar business and more important than ever in the culture, this new third edition of the rap classic examines the music's crisis of identity, following the fatal shootings of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious Big, gangsta rap overload and the resultant upsurge of nostalgia for old-school hip-hop and its now legendary DJs, MCs, grafitti artists, breakdancers, beats and breaks.
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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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