A Child's Introduction to Hip-Hop

The Beats, Rhymes, and Roots of a Musical Revolution
by Jordannah Elizabeth, Markia Jenai

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This definitive guide to hip-hop teaches kids about the history and world-wide cultural impact of the genre, covering everyone from early heroes like The Sugar Hill Gang, Kurtis Blow, and Run D.M.C., to modern day titans like Kanye West, Cardi B, and Kendrick Lamar.

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Published By Black Dog & Leventhal

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 96

Publication Date 08/08/2023

ISBN 9780762481026

Dimensions 10.35 inches x 10.4 inches

“The ideal music history book for young students who want to know more about the world of hip-hop and rap (as well as for parents who want to introduce their children to some of their favorite artists), A Child's Introduction to Hip-Hop is especially and unreservedly recommended for family, school, and community American Music History collections.”

— Midwest Book Review

“A comprehensive guide to hip-hop, this book delves into its rich history and impact as both a music style and cultural phenomenon.”

— Parents.com