I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.What Is Hip Hop? by Eric Morse
Published by Akashic Books on September 5, 2017
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"In the beginning, there was a beat..." So begins What is Hip-Hop?--a playful guided tour of one of the most revolutionary pop culture movements of the twentieth century. Beginning with block parties in the Bronx, What is Hip-Hop? brings the reader up to the present day, with rhyming verses and engaging 3-D clay illustrations. It's a fun, accessible, and informative read for B-boys and B-girls of all ages.
In the follow-up to their acclaimed and beloved hit What Is Punk? author Eric Morse and artist Anny Yi reunite to celebrate the music that changed their lives and the voices that achieved iconic status along the way. See Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Salt-N-Pepa, Biggie and Tupac, Eminem, and even Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar, as you've never seen them!
Author Eric Morse has returned with a follow-up to What is Punk? – but this time the light is shined on Hip-Hop. The first thing that caught my attention was the claymation-style illustrations. The illustrations were so detailed that I was able to identify the hip-hop stars without reading the accompanying words.
Even though I thought it was supposed to be in chronological order – I did find some inconsistencies. But as a lover of hip-hop, it didn’t stop me from enjoying the book.
I highly recommend this book!
Reviewed by: Orsayor