A Cultural Odyssey.

Featuring 70 original essays written by Hip-Hop's top journalists and featuring over 150 first-person testimonials.
Aria Multimedia Entertainment, 2011. 420 pp., Illustrated throughout,

Publisher's Description
Featuring 70 original essays written by Hip-Hop's top journalists and authors covering 30 different aspects of the Culture and profiling 40 Icons who changed the game.

Featuring over 150 first-person testimonials from your favorite MC’s, DJ’s, B-Boys, Graf Artists, Producers and more!?

Featuring one-of-a-kind Polaroid portraits captured by celebrated photographer Jonathan Mannion.

Featuring hundreds of powerful images compiled by key eyewitnesses to the Culture.

Featuring Essential Lists of 100 Hottest Singles and Albums from each of Hip-Hop’s four decades.

Featuring a Four-Page 4’ x 18” gatefold showcasing an original illustration celebrating the Four Elements by Mike Thompson.

Essays by: 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, “Chairman” Jefferson Mao, Kierna Mayo, Andrew Parks, Marcus Reeves, Carlito Rodriguez, Celia San Miguel, Corey Takahashi, Greg Tate, Dave Tompkins, Oliver Wang, Christopher R. Weingarten, Jeff Weiss

Archival Photographs by: Al Pereira, Alexander Richter, Cache Agency, Carl Posey, Catherine McGann, Charlie Ahearn, Che Kothari, Chi Modu, Christian Witkin, Contour, Corbis, Corbis Outline, Dana Lixenberg, David Corio, Ebet Roberts, Ernie Paniccioli, Estevan Oriol, Frank W. Ockenfels 3, George Dubose, Getty Images, Gordon Parks, Harry Allen, Howard Rosenberg, Janette Beckman, Jay Blakesberg, Jeffery Newbury, Jeremy Deputat, Joe Conzo, Jonathan Mannion, Kevin Knight, Laura Levine, Lisa Kahane, Lyndon Wade, Martha Cooper, Matt Weber, Michael Ochs Archives, Neal Preston, Perou, Retna, Ricky Flores, Ricky Powell, Robin Holland, Roger Erickson, Ryan Murphy, Seth Kushner, Stephanie Chernikowski, Trevor Traynor, Tuff City Records, Zach Cordner

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