Chuck D Launch In The History Of Hip Hop Book
Kendrick Lamar and LL Cool J to express their thoughts on the upcoming book.
Public Enemy founder Chuck D rarely needs an introduction — the politically-minded MC has been an integral part of Hip Hop culture since emerging in the '80s. On the 10th of October, fans will be able to immerse themselves in the mind of the Fear of A Black Planet architect and get a first-hand account of his experience in the culture thanks to his new book, Chuck D Presents This Day In Rap And Hip-Hop History.
Described as "one of the most comprehensive, chronological stories of rap and hip-hop that has been written," the book is assembled by Chuck and includes crucial moments from 1973 to the present, as well as portraits of people who have shaped the sound and culture for more than 40 years.
Pre-order CHUCK D PRESENTS THIS DAY IN RAP AND HIP-HOP of HISTORY in hardcover, ebook, or audiobook and upload your purchase receipt to no later than 11:59 PM (ET) on October 9, 2017, and Hachette Books will send you a personalised sign Chuck D. Link in Bio✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾 #hiphop #realhiphop #chuckd #publicenemy #fightthepower
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The anthology opens with a party at his house with DJ Kool Herc on August 11, 1973, and follows the art form through more than four decades, the examination of the key players and historic moments.
Kendrick Lamar expressed his thoughts about the book in a press release. "If you want to understand our culture. To learn the knowledge of himself. The truth about the art form of poetry in motion. The struggle of our community through rhyme and rhythm. This is the book that inspired me long before I found my place in hip-hop," he said. "The power of self-expression. No regrets. Taught by the same teacher. Chuck D!!!"
LL Cool J added, "Reading this book is like reliving my life again."
The book also includes more than 100 portraits of the most influential figures in Hip Hop created by the artists Shepard Fairey (who wrote the forew