Yo! The Early Days Of Hip Hop 1982-84: Photography by Sophie Bramly / ISBN 9781916359826 / 300-page paperback, 9 x 11 inches, just published by Soul Jazz Books.
This book features over 150 rarely seen striking images documenting the rise of hip hop in the early 1980s, taken by French photographer Sophie Bramly. Bramly lived in New York during this period and became firmly imbedded in the emergent scene. The book features many stunning and intimate images of a star-studded roll call of legendary hip-hop figures, many of whom were just relatively known at the time, and while all in their ascendency. These include Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmixer DST, Jazzy Jay, Red Alert, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Lisa Lee, the Fat Boys, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys & many more.