Written by DJ Semtex, with foreword by Chuck D, Hip Hop Raised Me is the definitive illustrated book on the essence, experience and energy of Hip Hop. This volume traces the characteristics and influence of Hip Hop, from its very beginnings to its breakthrough into the mainstream and the advent of gangsta rap in the late 80s, to the impact of contemporary artists and the global industry that is Hip Hop today. With his encyclopedic knowledge of the genre and his personal relationships with many of the most significant names in Hip Hop, DJ Semtex provides readers with the ultimate insider’s perspective.
Hip Hop Raised Me features the many extensive interviews DJ Semtex, host of the UK’s premier Hip Hop show on BBC Radio 1Xtra, has conducted from the 1990s to today, conveying the authentic voices of a huge roster of artists including Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Public Enemy, Kanye West, Nas, 50 Cent, Nicky Minaj, Pharrell, Odd Future, Drake and many more. Pre-orders of the book are currently available on amazon.com.
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