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Hip Hop Family Tree
Hip Hop Family Tree 1, 1970s-1981 By Piskor, Ed Book - 2013 GN 782.42164 PISKOR 2013 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A graphic novel that tells the story of hip hop's early days in the parks and rec rooms of the South Bronx to the night clubs, recording studios, and radio stations where the scene started to boom.

When the Beat Was Born
When the Beat Was Born DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop By Hill, Laban Carrick Book - 2013 j 782.421649 K828h 2013 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:This picture book shows how Kool Herc came to be a DJ, how kids in gangs stopped fighting in order to breakdance, and how the music he helped invent went on to define a culture and transform the world.

Wild Style 30th Anniversary Edition
Wild Style 30th Anniversary Edition Streaming Video - 2013 Access online »

Annotation:A real treasure from 1983, Wild Style follows the fictional story of graffiti artist Zoro while featuring real early hip hop artists like Busy Bee, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Caz, and more. Streaming on Hoopla.

Annotation:Enjoy the music of Wild Style through Alexander Street, available from home with your library card number.

Style Wars
Style Wars DVD - 2004 DVD 700 STYLE Available in some locations

Annotation:Style Wars features what was the core of hip hop at the beginning: b-boys. Go back to the source with footage of great dancers like the Rock Steady Crew.

Hip Hop America
Hip Hop America By George, Nelson eBook - 2005 3M downloadable ebook Check availability»

Annotation:Nelson George offers an insider's tour through a multimedia phenomenon of which rap music is only the audible manifestation. Available as a downloadable ebook through 3M.

Giant Single
Giant Single Profile Records Rap Anthology Music CD - 2012 CD Rap GIANT All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Rap from 1986-1991. Includes such catchy fun as 'Whip Rap' from the Disco 4 and 'It's my beat' by Sweet Tee .

Def Jam 25
Def Jam 25 DJ Bring That Back, 1984-2008 Music CD - 2009 CD Rap DEF

Annotation:Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin built one of the few early rap labels that survived the decades. Includes 'I can't live without my radio' from a very young L.L. Cool J.

Looking for the Perfect Beat
Looking for the Perfect Beat 1980-1985 By Afrika Bambaataa Music CD - 2001 CD Rap AFRIKABAM All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Afrika Bambaata was one of the founding pioneers of rap and hip-hop with hits like Planet Rock. This collection spans five years of his groundbreaking career with 12 of his best and biggest hits.

The Definitive Groove Collection
The Definitive Groove Collection By Grandmaster Flash Music CD - 2006 CD Rap GRANDMAST All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:As the Furious 5 rapped, "Grandmaster, cut faster than any known cell to the bone. Full grown, he's a one of a kind and Flash is gonna rock your mind huh."

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Recently there have been some wonderful books published on hip hop's early days in the South Bronx, and the well-loved, much-sampled movie Wild Style is now available through our digital streaming service, Hoopla. Take a moment to enjoy early hip hop with these books, movies, and recordings.

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