ONE CULTURE CHANGED THE WORLD.
ONE BOOK TELLS THE STORY.
Launching this summer is Hip-Hop Culture’s first official luxury, large-format coffee table book, Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey. The mammoth, 420-page tribute includes never-before-seen photos and interviews with the pioneers, players and legends of Hip-Hop bringing to life the birth, evolution and global impact of Hip-Hop Culture over the past four decades from Grandmaster Flash to Nicki Minaj. Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey is beautifully Smyth sewn in bonded black leather, measuring an impressive 13 x 18 inches and weighs in at 15 ½ pounds.
Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey is the definitive literary and photographic celebration of the groundbreaking culture. Showcasing influential Hip-Hop personalities such as Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Run-DMC, Queen Latifah, Will.I.Am, Diddy, 50 Cent and Will Smith, the publication includes 70 original essays written by hip-hop’s most respected journalists and authors, that profiles 40 artists who propelled hip hop and covers 30 different aspects of the culture.
Integrated in the book are exclusive portraits of artistes, photographed by world-renowned Hip- Hop photographer Jonathan Mannion, includes never before seen images of LL Cool J, Missy Elliott, Russell Simmons and Big Daddy Kane. With an introduction by Godfather of Hip-Hop Afrika Bambaataa, the book includes specialcommentary from over 150 of the artistes that shaped the culture as we know it, such as Cee-Lo, Chuck D, Faith Evans, Ice-T, Kool Keith, Method Man, Nelly,?uestlove and Spinderella.
Music mogul Russell Simmons says about Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey, “Hip-Hop has been a powerful force since its inception decades ago. This book, Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey offers an extensive and in-depth look at the culture which changed the world and will become an important asset to world history.”
Contributors come from the top US music and entertainment outlets including Billboard, Vibe, The Source, XXL, BET, Yahoo! Music, Complex, Spin, Essence and more.
Jordan Sommers, Editor-in-Chief of Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey adds, “Growing up during the rise of Hip-Hop Culture had a profound effect on me. It became my mission to create an unprecedented tome highlighting its tremendous impact and influence on the world.”
Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey will officially launch in New York on 28th June, followed by a London launch a month later on 28th July.
This one-of-a-kind tribute can be purchased beginning Monday 25th July 2011 at : www.hiphopculturebook.com and will retail at £249.99
A donation of $10 from the sale of each book will be donated to Afrika Bambaataa’s Universal Zulu Nation Multi-Cultural Center of the Universe: http://www.uznbuildingfund.blogspot.com/