The Roots of Rap

The Roots of Rap

16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-hop

Book - 2018
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Explore the roots of rap in this stunning, rhyming, triple-timing picture book!

A generation voicing

stories, hopes, and fears

founds a hip-hop nation.

Say holler if you hear.

The roots of rap and the history of hip-hop have origins that precede DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash. Kids will learn about how it evolved from folktales, spirituals, and poetry, to the showmanship of James Brown, to the culture of graffiti art and break dancing that formed around the art form and gave birth to the musical artists we know today. Written in lyrical rhythm by award-winning author and poet Carole Boston Weatherford and complete with flowing, vibrant illustrations by Frank Morrison, this book beautifully illustrates how hip-hop is a language spoken the whole world 'round, it and features a foreward by Swizz Beatz, a Grammy Award winning American hip-hop rapper, DJ, and record producer.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Little Bee Books,, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781499804119
Branch Call Number: J 782.421 WE
Characteristics: 1 volume.
Additional Contributors: Morrison, Frank 1971-- Illustrator


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JCLEmmaF Feb 11, 2019

Beautiful, musical, and too cool.


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