Chuck D Presents This Day In Rap And Hip-hop History by Chuck DChuck D Presents This Day In Rap And Hip-hop History by Chuck D

Chuck D Presents This Day In Rap And Hip-hop History

byChuck D

Paper over Board | October 10, 2017

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A comprehensive, chronological survey of rap and hip hop from 1973 to the present by Chuck D, arguably the most influential rapper in the world.

In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and "Rapper's Delight," hip hop and rap have become a billion-dollar worldwide phenomenon. Yet there is no definitive history of the genre-until now.
Based on Chuck's long-running show on, this massive compendium details the most iconic moments and influential songs in the genre's recorded history, from Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin'" toThe Miseducation of Lauryn Hillto Kendrick Lamar's ground-breaking verse on "Control." Also included are key events in hip hop history, from Grandmaster Flash's first scratch through Tupac's holographic appearance at Coachella.
Throughout, Chuck offers his insider's perspective on the chart toppers and show stoppers as he lived it. Illustrating the pages are more than 100 portraits from the talented artists specializing in hip hop.
Chuck Dis considered one of the most influential lyricists in contemporary music. Both as a solo artist and as the leader of the ground-breaking hip hop group Public Enemy (which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013), he helped pave the way for political, social, and culturally conscious hip hop. Public Enemy's albu...
Title:Chuck D Presents This Day In Rap And Hip-hop HistoryFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:352 pages, 10.5 × 8.38 × 1.5 inPublished:October 10, 2017Publisher:Running PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316430978

ISBN - 13:9780316430975

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Date published: 2017-11-18

Editorial Reviews

"Unmatched legend of hip-hop culture, Public Enemy's Chuck D is on a mission to set all records straight regarding the chronological history of rap and hip-hop culture. So, forget about all of those Instagram and Tumblr pages floating around in the name of "today in hip-hop history" that is being run by 18-year old hip-hop heads and allow a living legend who walks, talks, and breathes this culture, tell it."-The Source