Back in the Daysby Jamel Shabazz, Ernie Paniccioli
Back in the Days documents the emerging hip-hop scene from 1980-1989--before it became what is today's billion-dollar international industry. Back in the days, the streets--not the media--set the standards for style & Jamel Shabazz was on the scene, photographing everyday people. Working the streets of New York like the runways of Paris, Shabazz's subjects strike… See more details below
Back in the Days documents the emerging hip-hop scene from 1980-1989--before it became what is today's billion-dollar international industry. Back in the days, the streets--not the media--set the standards for style & Jamel Shabazz was on the scene, photographing everyday people. Working the streets of New York like the runways of Paris, Shabazz's subjects strike poses that flaunt their Kangol caps & Gazelle glasses, shell-top Adidas & suede Pumas complete with fat laces, shearling coats & leather jackets, gold rope chains, door-knocker earrings, name belts, boomboxes, & other assorted designer finery.
- powerHouse Books
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- 7.16(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.75(d)
Meet the Author
Jamel Shabazz is the author of Back in the Days (powerHouse Books, 2001) and The Last Sunday in June (powerHouse Books, 2003). His photographs have appeared in publications including The Source, Vibe, TRACE, Flaunt, Mass Appeal, Jalouse, Black Book, OneWorld, and Honey. Shabazz’s work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York; by Kangol at the Dazed & Confused Gallery, London; by adidas and Lodown at adidas Originals, Berlin; and in Trace’s True Signs, Paris. His debut book, Back in the Days, has received astounding critical acclaim and commercial success since its initial release in January 2001. Shabazz was born in Brooklyn and lives in Long Island, New York.
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Jamel Shabazz has captured a time that ushered in Rap and Hip-Hop. Both have had a tremendous impact to society. His photos speak a language of that day that can never be replaced. There was an innocence at that time that has since gotten twisted with an ¿I gotta get mine¿ mentality that prevails so heavily now. I greatly enjoyed this book and I recommend it to all ages!
this wonderful timecapsule of posed photos, taken by Malcolm X's son in the early eighties, captures magnificently the innocence and creativity of early hip hop culture. in a time when the rap music has been corporatized and the remnants of it's culture sold in the mall and then force fed to brainwashed and exploited teen consumers, it is refreshing to remember a time when style was created not from buying consumer goods created by marketers, but as an expression of personal joy and creativity.
I injoyed reading this book It is one of a kind.
I recently purchased the book Back in the Days. I thought the author of the book did an excellent job capturing the beginning of the hip hop era. I grew up during this period and I could relate to the fashions, and the events that were going on in the world . I could see the author's vision through his eyes. This is a book for all ages. I enjoyed reading the book and I would highly recommend the book .