Various – Street Born – The Ultimate & Essential Guide To Hip Hop
Born as a culture and art movement that began in the Bronx in New York city during the ’70s, hip hop emerged from neighborhood block parties thrown by the Black Spades, an African-American group that at the time was describes a being a gang, a club, and a music group. Since then, and for the last forty years, hip hop culture has spread to both urban and suburban communities throughout the United States and subsequently the world, Furthermore, it has become a phenomenon that influenced music, fashion and pop culture as a whole. Street Born is a compilation that features many of the most influential artists of the genre, including Run DMC, LL Cool J, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, Slick Rick, Eric B, & Rakim, Naughty By Nature and Big Daddy Kane among many others. It also includes a curated selection extracted from the Rap Mania: The Roots Of Rap event, which was a bi-coastal simulcast concert that brought together some of the most popular hip hop artists of that era for a one-time-only show.
East Coast hip hop meets West Coast hip hop before the gangsta craze and east vs west rivalry really got started. The show was a celebration of the 15th Anniversary of hip hop and took place simultaneously at the Apollo Theater in New York City and The Palace Theater in Hollywood. With fantastic artwork and remastered sound, this is essential collection that any hip hop fan will treasure and that will help as an introduction to those interested in knowing more about a movement that changed the course of pop culture.
2xLP , Coloured vinyl, gatefold , limited edition