What is hip-hop?

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Black Sheep/Akashic Books,
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NC: Non-Conforming 840L

Included in Publishers Weekly's Big Indie Books of Fall 2017 feature

"Morse and Yi (the team behindWhat Is Punk?) highlight hip-hop's cultural hegemony via an impressively encyclopedic parade of rhyming biographies. Yi's meticulously styled clay figures are as magical as in the previous book, combining profound expressiveness with the playfulness of action figures. Her compositions are equally evocative, ranging from video snippets (the Beastie Boys strike a pose from 'Intergalactic') to formal portraits (Kanye West, Missy Elliott, Kendrick Lamar) and metaphorical ones (Jay Z stands amid New York City skyscrapers)." -- Publishers Weekly

"In rhythmic, rhyming verse, Morse offers a genealogy of hip-hop royalty that begins with the Boogie Down Bronx's DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash and walks readers into today with Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar. In between the origins and now, readers find a rare gender-inclusive narrative of hip-hop history that uplifts B-girls like Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott along with legendary male groups such as NWA and Wu-Tang...The magnificent 3-D clay illustrations...include an intricately produced remake of Tribe Called Quest's legendary 'Midnight Marauders' cover. Tying these images back to their original sources makes for quite the history lesson. Make sure to keep a device nearby. A must-read reference for any hip-hop family." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Verdict: these books are pretty damn cute." -- The Current (Minnesota Public Radio),What is Punk? andWhat is Hip-Hop? are Rock and Roll Book Club selections

"An ideal picture book for children ages 3 to 7,What Is Hip-Hop? is as entertaining as it is informative and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections." -- Midwest Book Review

"Eric Morse is back with a follow-up that shines a similar PG spotlight on the hip-hop arena and its players, from Run-DMC and Queen Latifah to Salt-N-Pepa and Tupac. Artist Anny Yi returns, too, with delightful clay figurines to accompany Morse's beat-astic rhyming verse." -- Tory Burch Daily Blog

Praise forWhat is Punk?

"A punk primer for the youngest set. Yi's incredibly detailed clay figures are a kinetic and inspired art choice. As [Morse] points out, the best way to learn about punk is just to listen. If invested adults love the topic, a shared reading experience can't be beat." -- Kirkus Reviews "What Is Punk? is a fun, sophisticated, and beautifully illustrated introduction to the music genre for kids--or adults." -- New York Daily News "In the beginning, there was a beat..." So begins What is Hip-Hop? --a playful guided tour of one of the most revolutionary pop culture movements of the twentieth century. Beginning with block parties in the Bronx, What is Hip-Hop? brings the reader up to the present day, with rhyming verses and engaging 3-D clay illustrations. It's a fun, accessible, and informative read for B-boys and B-girls of all ages. In the follow-up to their acclaimed and beloved hit What Is Punk? author Eric Morse and artist Anny Yi reunite to celebrate the music that changed their lives and the voices that achieved iconic status along the way. See Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Salt-N-Pepa, Biggie and Tupac, Eminem, and even Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar, as you've never seen them!

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Grouping Titlewhat is hip hop
Grouping Authormorse eric
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-10-20 05:07:07AM
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subject_facetElectronic books
Hip-hop -- Juvenile literature
Picture books
Picture books -- Juvenile literature
Rap (Music) -- Juvenile literature
title_displayWhat is hip-hop?
title_fullWhat is hip-hop? / by Eric Morse ; art by Anny Yi ; produced by Nelson George
What is hip-hop? [electronic resource] Morse, Eric (Music consultant),
title_shortWhat is hip-hop?
topic_facetElectronic books
Picture books
Rap (Music)