About the Author
Jim Fricke is Senior Curator at the Experience Music Project (EMP) in Seattle, Washington. He was curator of the Hip-Hop Nation exhibit, and has been active in the Northwest music scene for more than twenty-five years. He lives in Seattle. Charlie Ahearn is a filmmaker whose 1982 landmark film Wild Style has become a hip-hop classic. He lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
Introduction / Nelson George -- Players -- Rocking : gang culture and the beginnings of hip-hop -- Forefathers : B-boy and DJ culture in the Bronx -- MCs take the stage : the rise of MC crews -- Origins of the MC ; Crews, security, and violence at parties ; B-boys ; Blackout of 1977 -- And you don't stop : the scene matures -- Flyers and artists -- Rapper's delight : Hip-hop goes commercial -- Fresh, wild, fly and bold : the scene : 1980-1981 -- Women ; Club scene in the Bronx -- All around the world the same song : hip-hop takes over -- Epilogue : No boundaries.