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Yo! The Early Days of Hip-Hop '82-84

Yo! The Early Days of Hip-Hop '82-84

Stuart Baker (editor)

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Yo! The Early Days of Hip-Hop 1982-84 is a new book published by Soul Jazz Books/Records that features 300+ pages of stunning photographs documenting the rise of hip hop in the early 1980s, taken by French photographer Sophie Bramly.

Featuring: Fab Five Freddy, Futura, Afrika Bambaataa, Grand Mixer D.ST, Beastie Boys, Kool Herc, Run DMC, Cold Crush Brothers, Rocksteady Crew, Grandmaster Flash, and many more.

Sophie Bramly lived in New York in the early 1980s 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.

“All these photos speak for a time that is so special, is never coming back and changed the world. It’s pretty much this experience that changed everything for ever. What makes it amazing, is that you hear stories about superheroes that changed the world, and that was us.” Grand Mixer D. St

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Publisher: Soul Jazz Records
Publication date: 11th November 2021

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