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The Rap Attack. African Jive to New York Hip Hop. - David Toop

£75.00

TOOP, David. 
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. 


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