The Rap Attack. African Jive to New York Hip Hop. - David Toop
The Rap Attack. African Jive to New York Hip Hop.
Second edition. Small square 4to. 168pp profusely illustrated in colour illustrated wrappers. London: Pluto Press, 1985.
Wrappers a little creased and rubbed with sticker wrapped around spine. A good copy.
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.