London: Pluto Press, 1984. First UK Edition. An early, important account on the evolution of hip-hop music and culture, exploring its roots and various manifestations. Contents include background information on a number of seminal groups, with coverage of DJ-ing, MC-ing, graffiti and breakdancing. Complemented with superb black and white photographs throughout by Patricia Bates. A pioneering book on the rise of hip-hop culture, and scarce in the British edition. Item #1848
First Impression, published simultaneously with the Ameircan edition by South End Press. Square octavo; photo-illustrated wrappers; 168pp; illus. Contemporary owners name (in ink) to verso of front wrapper; light rubbing to joints and extremities, otherwise well-preserved; Very Good+.