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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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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

Broken Glass

Broken Glass Members: Andy Connell, Brian ‘Fiddz’ Fidder, Greg Wilson, Martin Jackson, Paul ‘Kermit’ Leveridge Alias: Forevereaction, Syncbeat, Zero-G Broken

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