Rap Attack 3: African Rap To Global Hip-Hop

(Author) David Toop

In its first edition published in 1984, Rap Attack documented the origins of hip-hop and its genesis in New York City's South Bronx. Many old-school hip-hop and electro pioneers, producers and entrpreneurs were interviewed at length, including Afrika Bambaata, Grandmaster Flash, Arthur Baker, Paul Winley and Bobby Robinson. Now with rap a multi-million dollar business and more important than ever in the culture, this new third edition of the rap classic examines the music's crisis of identity, following the fatal shootings of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious BIG, gangsta rap overload and the resultant upsurge of nostalgia of old-school hip-hop and its now legendary DJs, MCs, grafitti artists, breakdancers, beats and breaks.


David Toop




Formats: Paperback
Published: June 15, 1999
ISBN-10: 1852426276
ISBN-13: 978-1852426279