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Description - 50 Rappers Who Changed the World: A celebration of rap legends by Candace McDuffie

Arguably one of the most mainstream music styles today, rap was in fact born centuries ago in West Africa with historians or 'griots' who used to tell stories of the past over the beat of a drum. But it wasn't until the 1970s in New York that rapping as we know it was born and began to flourish.

50 Rappers Who Changed the Worldprofiles some of the genre's biggest influencers, from the 1970s until the present day. From groundbreaking groups like Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five and The Sugarhill Gang in the 70s, to Run-DMC and Public Enemy in the 80s, Biggie, Tupac and Snoop in the 90s, and Eminem and Jay-Z in the 00s, this is a history of music for anyone who loves rap. Featuring MCs like West Coast legends including N.W.A. and Ice-T, and countless women who changed the game, like Salt-n-Pepa, MC Lyte and Missy Elliott. And today, we have a new breed of artists who are dominating the charts, from Kendrick Lamar to Drake and Cardi B.

Filled with a stylish illustrations and short biography of each artist, this book is a celebration of the musicians who shaped the genre and changed the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781784883386
Format: Hardback
(185mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books (UK)
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books (UK)
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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