Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop

Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop

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Title: Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop
Author: Boston Weatherford, Carole
ISBN: 9781499804119
Publisher: little bee books
Published: 2019
Binding: Regular Hardback
Language: English
Condition: New


Children's 1210471
Publisher Description:
Carole Boston Weatherford, once again, delivers a resounding testament and reminder, that hip-hop is a flavorful slice of larger cultural cake. And to be hip-hop-to truly be it-we must remember that we are also funk, jazz, soul, folktale, and poetry. We must remember that . . . we are who we are! ―Jason Reynolds, New York Times best-selling author

Starting with its attention-getting cover, this picture book does an excellent job of capturing the essence of rap . . . This tribute to hip hop culture will appeal to a wide audience, and practically demands multiple readings. ―Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

No way around it, this book is supa-dupa fly, with lush illustrations anchored in signature hip-hop iconography for the future of the global hip-hop nation. ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

With short, rhyming lines and dramatic portraits of performers, the creative team behind How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace offers a dynamic introduction to hip-hop. . . . This artful introduction to one of the most influential cultural movements of the 20th century pulses with the energy and rhythm of its subject. ―Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

Explore the roots of rap in this stunning, rhyming, triple-timing picture book!

A generation voicing
stories, hopes, and fears
founds a hip-hop nation.
Say holler if you hear.

The roots of rap and the history of hip-hop have origins that precede DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash. Kids will learn about how it evolved from folktales, spirituals, and poetry, to the showmanship of James Brown, to the culture of graffiti art and break dancing that formed around the art form and gave birth to the musical artists we know today. Written in lyrical rhythm by award-winning author and poet Carole Boston Weatherford and complete with flowing, vibrant i