The History of Hip Hop Volume 2  by Eric Reese.

The History of Hip Hop (Book 2)

The rap game transformed urban America forever and the 1980s!

From infancy to a new culture, a new urban music style known as hip hop paved way for inner cities; creating local talented artists who popped up from all over the boroughs of Brooklyn and the Bronx. "The Golden Era" was just coming into its own while MCs; Kurtis Blow, DJ Kool Herc, Afrikan Bambatta, Melle Mel, Whodini, Kool Moe Dee, Schoolly D, Run-DMC, LL Cool J, NWA and others brought a sound that remains America's urban loudest voice in modern history. 

Nowadays, rap and trap artists worldwide have America's ghettos to thank for their successful music careers. Paying homage to the original OGs of hip hop shouldn't be demanded. As Nas said it best, "It's not hard to tell."
Inside this volume, you'll find 80s hip hop history and much more such as:


  • Special mentions of Kurtis Blow AKA the "Godfather of Rap"
  • Legacy of Afrika Bambatta
  • Kool Moe Dee - hip hop's earliest battle rapper
  • The message behind 'The Message' 
  • The Beastie Boys sudden rise to stardom
  • Run-DMC
  • LL Cool J
  • Fat Boys
  • 'Self-Destruction' - the first hip hop collaboration to address violence in inner cities

How the rap world transformed urban words and expressions from infancy to a new culture for all to enjoy is everything you'll find in the second volume of the History of Hip Hop. 

Hip Hop brought culture!

The 1980s brought out the most distinct inner-city arts & music scene in America. Leading the charge, were young people of color who discovered their voices could be now heard by just spitting.

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