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From the Publisher"Not an ounce of energy has drained from Back in the Days, Jamal Shabazz's photo chronicle of the early days of hip-hop style, since it was published in 2001. Those who still remember its release might be amazed to learn that a decade has since gone by; reason enough for powerHouse Books to bring it out again, in an expanded edition, as Back in the Days: Remix.”
"'He did with pictures what rappers did with words,' said Bill Adler, a hip-hop historian and photography aficionado. 'He made these folks visible the way rap made them audible. He took everyday people and turned them into icons. Nobody told him to do this. He just went out and struck gold.'"
New York Times
"Beyond a specific genre of music or style of clothes, Shabazz’s photos celebrate city life and youth culture, even as the blights of crack and AIDS ravaged New York..."
Time Out New York