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The History of Hip Hop by Eric Reese is a dynamic book on hip-hop detailing the urban movement of one of America's most powerful inner-city music genres. It is a cultural phenomenon that famously began in the late 1970s; ushering in an exciting new generation of what is known as hip-hop music.

Classified as hip-hop or rap, its journey began on the streets of the Bronx and Brooklyn and quickly exploded onto world stages.

Hip-hop has been in effect since the first rap song busted on the scene more than 40 years ago. Its legacy continues to emerge across the world with hip-hop artists of all ages depicting their urban stories in their native languages.

Hip-hop is everywhere and has inspired many households of young people from as far as Myanmar, Sweden, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, Brazil, and Australia. 

The History of Hip Hop will quell all your curiosities of the words behind the two words that have reigned supreme worldwide.  

©2017 Eric Reese (P)2017 Eric Reese

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  • Heather
  • ABERDEEN, MD, United States
  • 03-07-18

Informative...

An excellent, comprehensive history of hip - hop. It’s obvious that the author has a passion for hip - hop music . The narrator did a good job as well.

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Music, Modern History, and Hip Hop Lovers Get This!!!

Wow! This is an amazing audible. Lots of great history on this subject. The author listed several important events. Even one from 1925! Every music, modern hIstory, and hip hop lovers need to listen to this. The narration is engaging. Get this!

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More than just a history.

This audiobook is a lot to take in. Just because it is 2 hours long does not mean that it is not a note worthy listen. If you have ever wanted to know the true origins and the background of hip-hop this is the book for you. The author, [author:Eric Reese|2776559] does more than tell you about mainstream hip-hop but breaks it down into sub sections. I enjoyed the fact that he mention certain forms of hip-hop that does not get as much recognition like gangster rap does. Being of Haitian descent I enjoyed the fact that he mentioned Haiti and what they do for hip-hop. Also there are a lot of people who enjoy K-Pop but did not realize that K or J-Pop was formed because of American Hip-Hop.

There were at times where the narrator, William Butler, sounded as a professor and not as someone who enjoyed what they were narrating. For that reason I had to give this audiobook a 4.5 and not a 5. It was well written and I learned a lot. The name of this book does not seem to with the content. However for me that was a good thing. This is so much more and I am glad this was written.

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Interesting Hip hop book

The History of Hip Hop, by Eric Reese, narrated by William Butler.
This book is about hip-hop & music. It was interesting to listen to so many new facts about hip-hop. Eric did find a nice way to interpret the history of hip-hop. It provides many remarkable facts about music and history. The narrator also did a good job. Liked his performance. I would recommend it to people interested in music, looking for extra facts. It is about 2 hours long which is suitable to listen.
My hope is that this review helps in your decision to obtain this book :)
*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Noah
  • 02-24-18

Very Informative Audible Book Indeed

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Very informative book on the subject of the Hip Hop culture as a whole. It’s not just Rap music but everything that encompasses our culture.

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  • Choljen
  • 02-24-18

Nice Audible Book

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Vibe History of Hip Hop Culture is an accurate chronology of the hip hop movement and its impact on urban culture. The book documents the urban experience and gives a great entree for brand marketers considering using the genre to hype their products.

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  • Theodore
  • 02-24-18

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This book tells the complete history of hip hop it shows where hip hop first originated to where it is today. I rate this book #1 in all hip hop literature.

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  • Jude
  • 02-24-18

Highly Recommended

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Fine and well-informed history of hip-hop, the music and the culture arranged chronologically and by topic/theme. Comes with an audible (Extremely inconsequential).

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  • Caleb
  • 02-24-18

Definitley Impressive Book

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This book was my introduction to Hip Hop and I recommend it both to people who want to rip their hands into the music and for those that been around it for years.
The book covers Hip Hop from every possible angle, charting the cultural as well as political significance of the misunderstood and underappreciated genre. I found The History of Hip Hop one of the best books I ever had.