Written by the first professional journalist to travel to the South Bronx to document the origins of hip hop, and for the first time, all the groundbreaking journalism and book, as well as the first version of the Beat Street script have been collected into one volume that also includes The Pied Piper of of Hip Hop, The Great Phase 2, and Bugging Out on the Endless Beat. More
"Extremely well-written" --Dave Marsh.... "The best and most reliable history" --Robert Palmer.... "Thrilling, intricate story" --Greil Marcus.... "Hager is an ace reporter" --Robert Chrisgau.... "Formidable job of reporting" --Ken Tucker.... "It's impressive" --David Hinckley... "Hits home with little known facts" --Nelson George.... "Best read on the subject" -- James Marshall ....just a sample of reviews on Hip Hop by Steven Hager when it first came out in 1984, which disappeared quickly and sold for $500 and got bootlegged all over the place. But now you can get that original story, updated, annotated, filled with new details and new never-seen photographs, and it includes most everything Hager ever wrote on the subject.
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