Hey, all you B-boys and B-girls out there – grab a giant piece of cardboard, your ghetto blaster and your favourite mixtape and you’re ready for…1984! Or What is Hip-Hop? by Eric Morse. Just like his previous book What is Punk? this book is “illustrated” using clay models of, in this case, the greatest and most influential hip hop artists from back in the day to the present.
Kicking off with the genre’s pioneers DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash, it then worms its way through artists like Kool Moe Dee, Flavor Flav, Beastie Boys, Salt-N-Pepa and jackhammers you into the present showcasing headliners like Jay Z, Drake and Kendrik Lamar.
It’s so fun it’ll make your headspin.