Hip-Hop A Cultural Odyssey
Author: Jordan Sommers
Publisher/Date: Aria Multimedia Entertainment (2011)
Condition: Huge new leather-bound hardcover book in a black draw string bag in Fine condition. 420 pages. Profusely illustrated. Dimensions: 22.2 x 18 x 2.9 inches
Description: This colossal volume includes hundreds of poster-sized photographs, exclusive testimonials from your favorite DJs, MCs, Graffiti Artists, B-Boys and Producers plus unique profiles of iconic game changers written by Hip-Hop's most respected journalists and authors.
Over 250 original essays, profiles and testimonials written by Hip-Hop's top journalists, authors, MC's, DJ's, B-Boys, graf artists and producers covering all aspects of the culture and profiling 40 Icons who changed the game. 30 authors (essay writers) include: Gabriel Alvarez, Dave Bry, Ayana Byrd, Dan Charnas, Cheo Hodari Coker, Andréa Duncan-Mao, Thomas Golianopoulos, Karen R. Good, Ernest Hardy, Monica Herrera, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, Clover Hope, Todd Inoue, Billy Johnson, Jr., Toshitaka Kondo, Daniel Liszt, Rebecca Louie, Miles Marshall Lewis, Jefferson Mao, Kierna Mayo, Andrew Parks, Marcus Reeves, Carlito Rodriguez, Celia San Miguel, Corey Takahashi, Greg Tate, Dave Tompkins, Oliver Wang, Christopher R. Weingarten, and Jeff Weiss.
Features hundreds of powerful images compiled by key eyewitnesses to the Culture, including one-of-a-kind Polaroid portraits captured by celebrated photographer Jonathan Mannion.