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What Is Hip-Hop?

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A beautifully illustrated children’s history of hip-hop, from a progressive/idealistic perspective.

Forthcoming: 9/5/17

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What people are saying…

Praise for What Is Punk?

“A punk primer for the youngest set. Yi’s incredibly detailed clay figures are a kinetic and inspired art choice. As [Morse] points out, the best way to learn about punk is just to listen. If invested adults love the topic, a shared reading experience can’t be beat.”
Kirkus Reviews

What Is Punk? is a fun, sophisticated, and beautifully illustrated introduction to the music genre for kids—or adults.”
New York Daily News


Description

Produced by Nelson George.

“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-DMC, LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Salt-N-Pepa, Biggie and Tupac, Eminem, even Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar, as you’ve never seen them!


Book Details

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Published: 9/5/17
  • IBSN: 9781617755842
  • e-IBSN: 9781617756115

Authors

ERIC MORSE is a writer and father of four living outside of New York City. He was the founder and editor of Trampoline House online magazine, and a music industry marketing executive. When he’s not listening to old hip-hop records, he’s listening to new hip-hop MP3s. Eric is also the author of What Is Punk? and What Is Hip-Hop?

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ANNY YI is an artist from Los Angeles, California. She makes clay-art dioramas and stop-motion films inspired by fashion and music. Anny Yi is the illustrator of What Is Punk? and What Is Hip-Hop?

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