The Legends of Hip Hop

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Sweeping in its scope, The Legends of Hip Hop is an intimate look at the visionaries, the movers and the shakers, and the pioneers who have helped shape the world of hip hop.

Groundbreaking artist Justin Bua profiles and paints fifty key figures, including everyone from Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash to President Obama and Jay-Z, providing a portrait of each legend in a style reminiscent of the great masters. The artwork is accompanied by an engaging autobiographical ...

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Overview

Sweeping in its scope, The Legends of Hip Hop is an intimate look at the visionaries, the movers and the shakers, and the pioneers who have helped shape the world of hip hop.

Groundbreaking artist Justin Bua profiles and paints fifty key figures, including everyone from Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash to President Obama and Jay-Z, providing a portrait of each legend in a style reminiscent of the great masters. The artwork is accompanied by an engaging autobiographical narrative that contextualizes the impact each icon has had on Bua’s personal life and on the hip-hop culture at large. With a foreword by Chuck D, this landmark volume is more than a celebration of hip hop; it is the definitive word on the subject as told by Bua, one of hip hop’s leading artists and a legend in his own right.

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Like his 2009 Beat of Urban Art, Justin Bua's new The Legends of Hip Hop captures the street scenes of pre-gentrified New York City. For Bua, his subject isn't just music: "Hip hop was not just rapping. It was a countercultural philosophy calling for change against the social inequalities of the time." That directed fervency emerges emphatically in his raw, yet sculpted paintings of hip hop artists. These are not pretty pictures. "Many artists look for beauty," Bua once told an interviewer. "I look for the ugliness that tells the story of the street."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061854972
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 620,133
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Justin Bua is a groundbreaking innovator in both the fine and commercial art worlds, his iconic The DJ being one of the most popular and bestselling prints of all time. An internationally acclaimed artist, he exhibits his work around the world. Born and raised in New York City, Bua currently lives in Los Angeles.

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    Posted January 4, 2013

    This is a good book

    I like this book because i like tupac n he was the baddest artist like if u hate to bad on ur part may he rest in peace

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