Co-founder of Public Enemy Chuck D has compiled a 300-page book chronicling the history of hip-hop. “This Day In Rap And Hip-Hop History” begins with a house party on August 11, 1973, when DJ Kool Herc unleashed “the break” on his turntables and shows how hip-hop became the billion-dollar industry it is today. “If you want to understand our culture. To learn knowledge itself. Truth about the art form of poetry in motion. The struggle of our community through rhyme and rhythm. This is the book that inspired me long before I found my place in hip-hop,” Kendrick Lamar said in a statement about the book. The book, released by Hachette Book group, can be found here in hardcover.

Taylor Mims

Taylor Mims

News Editor at Amplify
Taylor Mims is Amplify's News Editor. She is a Los Angeles native and received her Masters in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach.
Taylor Mims

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