Co-written by Hip-Hop legend LL COOL J, this memorable coffee-table book celebrates the 50th anniversary of the influential culture, sound and leading voices of American Hip-Hop music.
LL COOL J Presents The Streets Win commemorates the birth, rise and progression of hip-hop culture and its undeniable influence on American music over the past fifty years. Vikki Tobak, Alec Banks and LL COOL J reveal the journey of this musical genre through rarely shown photographs of Hip-Hop from its beginnings, from performances at block parties to street shots, parties, sessions in recording studios and more. The images are accompanied by personal recollections from Hip-Hop MCs, B-Boys, graffiti artists and DJs who tell how they fell in love with Hip-Hop, how they got into the business, what was their artistic and personal style inspiration and what was their vision for Hip-Hop culture and music. Stories are told by icons DJ Kool Herc, Salt-N-Pepa, MC Lyte, KRS-One, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Grandmaster Flash, Run-D.M.C., Beastie Boys, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Public Enemy, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Big Daddy Kane, Fat Joe, DJ Khaled and more.
Each page contains a wealth of images by celebrated Hip-Hop photographers including Joe Conzo Jr, Ernie "Brother Ernie" Paniccioli, Jonathan Mannion, Janette Beckman, Estevan Oriol, Jamel Shabazz, Mike Miller, Clay Patrick McBride and others who documented the growth; ephemera such as album covers, notebook drawings and song lyrics; party announcements; street scenes; clothing; and graffiti art. This definitive volume of the most important origin stories of the last fifty years of Hip-Hop is the perfect gift for music and photography fans.
LL COOL J
LL COOL J is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy Award-winning Hip-Hop icon, Kennedy Center honored, actor, New York Times bestselling author, philanthropist, founder and CEO of Rock The Bells. Vikki Tobak is an author, journalist and curator of music photography and contemporary culture. Alec Banks is a journalist and editorial director of Rock the Bells.
Title: LL COOL J Presents: The Streets Win
Size: 244 x 328 x 38 mm
Size: 336 pages
Weight: 2495 grams