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August 10, 2011 7:36 PM Subscribe
I have discovered over the past year or so that old school hip hop is the genre of music for me. Recommend me some blogs, articles, and books about it, that I might educate myself further.
posted by The Great Big Mulp to media & arts (19 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
Having loved hip hop ever since my introduction to it somewhere in the 90s, sometime last year I decided that I was going to delve into its past. So, I built myself a decent collection of old school hip hop. I started with the big names -- Afrika Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Sugarhill Gang, Treacherous Three, Funky 4 + 1 -- and branched out into acquiring (via the internet) any singles, live recordings, and lesser known artists I could find.
I want more -- not just more music, but also more knowledge. I'm looking for recommendations for blogs, articles, and books about old school hip hop, its origins, people's initial reactions to hip hop, the surrounding culture out of which it grew, personal accounts and histories of those involved, and the like. And, of course, recommendations for more music are always welcome.
Oh, and, by the way, I'm using "old school" to mean pre-Run DMC.