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Well known for his colorful portraits of hip-hop street culture, New York-based photographer Shabazz captures the dignity and personality of his subjects. Functioning as an archive of Shabazz's signature style, this book features 250 photographs spanning more than 25 years and four continents. Included are portraits of such hip-hop luminaries as Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy, Mos Def, and Kanye West. The book's dynamic design and layout echo the title, with full-bleed photos that present both black-and-white and color images in a dazzling burst of expression. On each page the book recounts a quarter-century of change in urban fashion, politics, graffiti, social issues, and the city itself, image by image and decade by decade. The book also features a short foreword by the artist and another by former Magnum editor Lyons. Shabazz's other books include Back in the Day, The Last Sunday in June , and A Time Before Crack . Recommended for general collections.-Shauna Frischkorn, Millersville Univ., PACopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.