The Rap Attack. African Jive to New York Hip Hop. - David Toop
The Rap Attack. African Jive to New York Hip Hop.
Square octavo. 168pp profusely illustrated in colour illustrated wrappers. London: Pluto Press, 1984.
Important in-depth survey on early hip-hop music and culture documenting graffiti, fashion, club culture, breakdancing and DJing as manifestations of the movement. Toop dissects the origins of the hip-hop sound tracing it back to Nigerian Griots, Soul and religious oratory.