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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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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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Buy new hip hop releases and have a browse to learn about some of hip hop’s founding fathers while you’re

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Artist A-Z

Artist A-Z # 3-D 4 Killer MC’s 10 Speed 19th Fleet A Afrika & The Zulu Kings Alfonso Alien Starr

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Marcus Barone

Marcus Barone Member of: The Ring, Solo Alias: Barone Marcus Barone was a session keyboard studio musician in New York

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1984 Vinyl Release

Awesome Foursome

Awesome Foursome Members: Milk Dee, DJ Gizmo, Mike Master, Sugar K The Awesome Foursome were a group of friends from

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1985 Vinyl Release

Death Comet Crew

Death Comet Crew Members: Michael Diekmann aka B Lan 3, Nick Taylor aka DJ High Priest, Rammellzee, Shinichi Shimokawa, Stuart

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