Born in the Bronx

A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop
(Book - 2007)
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Hip hop first became a part of the mainstream music industry in the early 1980s, when major record labels released albums from such accessible groups as Run DMC and the Sugarhill Gang. But the true origins of one of the most powerful pop-cultural influences in the world are in the spontaneous, progressive musical culture that grew out of tough Bronx neighborhoods of the 1970s and led to a renaissance of poetry, music, and fashion.Through years of research, writer and curator Johan Kugelberg has pulled together the scattered remains of a movement that never had its eye on posterity. The book includes the improvisational artwork of previously unpublished street flyers of the era, Polaroids buried for decades in basements across the Bronx, and testimonials from influential figures such as Tony Tone, LA Sunshine, and Charlie Chase. Through the work of pioneering hip-hop photographer Jow Conzo–the man The New York Times calls “the chronicler who took hip hop’s baby pictures”–Born in the Bronx presents a unique introduction to an explosive and experimental period in music history.

Baker & Taylor
More than two hundred illustrations complement an intriguing look at the early days of hip hop music and its origins in the 1970s Bronx, offering rare personal photographs, memorabilia, and ephemera that capture a seminal and experimental period in music history from the perspective of influential early hip hop performers and musicians. 15,000 first printing.

Statement of Responsibility: edited by Johan Kugelberg ; photographs by Joe Conzo ; foreword by Afrika Bambaataa ; original flyer art by by Buddy Esquire ; featuring a timeline by Jeff Chang
Title: Born in the Bronx
a visual record of the early days of hip hop
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2007
Characteristics: 208 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Notes: "Hip hop map of the Bronx" on inside of dust jacket
Subject Headings: Hip-hop Hip-hop United States History Rap (Music)
Topical Term: Hip-hop
Rap (Music)
Additional Contributors: Kugelberg, Johan
Conzo, Joe
Afrika Bambaataa 1960-
Found in: American Music Collection
LCCN: 2007924996
ISBN: 9780789315403
Branch Call Number: 784 B
Research Call Number: Sc F 07-768
JNF 08-61
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