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The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music

A Fresh Look at the Art of Hip-Hop, from Old-School Beats to Freestyle Rap
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In 1973, the music scene was forever changed by the emergence of hip hop. Masterfully blending the rhythmic grooves of funk and soul with layered beats and chanted rhymes, artists such as DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash paved the way for an entire new genre and generation of musicians. In this comprehensive, accessible guide, Paul Edwards breaks down the difference between old school and new school, recaps the biggest influencers of the genre, and sets straight the myths and misconceptions of the artists and their music. Fans old and new alike will all learn something new about the history and development of hip hop, from its inception up through the current day.

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Kindle Book

  • Release date: February 10, 2015

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781250034823
  • Release date: February 10, 2015

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781250034823
  • File size: 302 KB
  • Release date: February 10, 2015


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Kindle Book
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subjects

Music Nonfiction

Languages

English

In 1973, the music scene was forever changed by the emergence of hip hop. Masterfully blending the rhythmic grooves of funk and soul with layered beats and chanted rhymes, artists such as DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash paved the way for an entire new genre and generation of musicians. In this comprehensive, accessible guide, Paul Edwards breaks down the difference between old school and new school, recaps the biggest influencers of the genre, and sets straight the myths and misconceptions of the artists and their music. Fans old and new alike will all learn something new about the history and development of hip hop, from its inception up through the current day.

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