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1982 Vinyl Release

Willesden Dodgers

Willesden Dodgers Members: Pete Q. Harris, Nigel Green, Richard Jon Smith Pete Q. Harris, Nigel Green and Richard Jon Smith

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Sophie Bramly - Yo! The Early Days Of Hip Hop 1982-1984 - Soul Jazz Books

Sophie Bramly – Yo! The Early Days Of Hip Hop 1982-1984 – Soul Jazz Books

Yo! The Early Days of Hip-Hop 1982-84 is a new book published by Soul Jazz Books/Records that features 300+ pages of stunning photographs documenting the rise of hip hop in the early 1980s, taken by French photographer Sophie Bramly.

 

Sophie Bramly lived in New York in the early 1980s and became firmly embedded in the emergent scene. The book features many stunning, intimate images of a star-studded roll call of legendary hip hop figures, all of whom were only just getting known or in their ascendency. These include Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmixer DST, Jazzy Jay, Red Alert, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Lisa Lee, the Fat Boys, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys and many more.

Bramly knew that hip hop was becoming a cultural force rather than just a musical fashion, and spent many hours photographing the four essential elements of this new world: the emcees, the deejays, the graffiti artists and the breakdancers.

Aside from the musical stars of hip-hop you will also see legendary graffiti artists captured at work and play, such as Keith Haring, Dondi, Futura, Phase One, Zephyr and Lady Pink, and break dancers including members of Magnificent Force, Dynamic Breakers and the Rock Steady Crew.

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An image of Junior Gee on stage at the 1985 event, Hip Hop At The Hippodrome
1983 Vinyl Release

Junior Gee

Junior Gee Alias: Early Daze, Godstar Member of: Capital Boys, Rapologists, Hoodlum Priest MC Junior Gee (Paul Sevier) was one

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Biography

Jay Burnett

Jay Burnett Alias: Burzootie, Jay Burzootie, Drum Machine Jay Burnett is an audio mixer, editor, producer and engineer who, after

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1982 Vinyl Release

The Micronawts

The Micronawts Members: Barry Michael Cooper Barry Michael Cooper first appeared on Express Records in 1981 when he wrote and

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A collage to show the Zulu Kings aka Afrika Islam, Ice T, Bronx Style Bob & Melle Mel
1986 Vinyl Release

Afrika & The Zulu Kings

Afrika & The Zulu Kings Members: Afrika Islam, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Ice T, Bronx Style Bob (BX Style Bob) Afrika

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1984 Vinyl Release

Arthur Baker

Arthur Baker Member of: Goon Squad, Guru Originally from Boston, Arthur Baker began his music career as a DJ in

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1984 Vinyl Release

Imperial Brothers

Imperial Brothers Members: Mark Ski aka El Don, Mr. Ice, OG Rock, Soul Supreme Mean Gene aka Chedda, DJ Disco

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1985 Vinyl Release

Hardrock Soul Movement

Hardrock Soul Movement Members of: Mastermind Roadshow, Mastermind Members: Max L.X., Dave V.J. Before Hardrock Soul Movement, Max L.X. aka

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