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Photographs by Michael Schmelling. Text by Kelefa Sanneh.
Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2010. In English. 192 pp., 160 color and black-and-white illustrations, 8½x10".

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Fine condition in Near Fine dust jacket (light rubbing and edgewear along the top edge of dust jacket).

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Since the late 1990s, Atlanta has become a dominant center of hip hop—home to mega-selling artists like Outkast, T-Pain, T.I., and host to a vibrant underground culture of aspiring young rappers and inspired fans. Atlanta is the first book to capture this rich and electric scene.

Photographer Michael Schmelling spent many months in Atlanta documenting the artists, the fans, and the hip hop vitality of the city itself. Complementing his images are essays on hip hop subjects and culture by music writer Kelefa Sanneh, interviews with key Atlanta figures like Gucci Mane and Andre 3000 of Outkast, and a digital download mixtape of unreleased songs.


Limited Edition of 100 copies with an 8x10-inch C-Print and a handwritten list of Atlanta street names — archival ink on acid-free paper — each copy is unique.

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