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[8 Jul 2005 | No Comment | ]

In 1985, B-Boys were all the rage but where were the girls? Fast-forward twenty years for the answer: We B*Girlz, a lively look at the hot and happenin’ world of B-Girlz of the twenty-first century as documented by photographer Martha Cooper and writer Nika Kramer. Breaking is back with a new twist as today’s fly girls can battle the best of them…

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[8 Jul 2005 | No Comment | ]

PowerHouse Books is pleased to announce the September 2005 release of Public Access: Ricky Powell Photographs 1985-2005 with texts by Ricky Powell, Charlie Ahearn, Glenn O’Brien, Zoe Cassavetes, ZEPHYR, QUIK, DR. REVOLT and TEAM. “Ricky Powell, aka the Rickster, has seen a lot of history. he has worked variously as a busboy, bike messenger, Frozade vender, substitute teacher, columnist, cable television host, comic, and dog walker. But he is best known as a wisecracking, self-described ‘playground rat’ who used his beat-up Minolta and party-crashing skills to become a nightlife fixture and a chronicler of the then-exploding world of Hip Hop." – The New York Times…

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[16 Jun 2005 | No Comment | ]

Once upon a time before crack, inner city communities were blighted by poverty and unemployment – but not by the drug wars that tore families apart, destroying lives with needless violence and mindless addiction. Once upon a time before crack, pride and style were as inseparable as a box and mixtape, or as a pair of shoes and matching purse. Once upon a time before crack, Jamel Shabazz was on the scene, working the streets of New York City, capturing the faces and places of an era that have long since disappeared…

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[12 Jun 2005 | No Comment | ]

Known for paving the way for female emcees such as Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown and Missy Elliott, MC Lyte continues her mission of inspiration – but this time with her book entitled “Just My Take” which includes poetry and words of inspiration from the legend herself.

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[15 Apr 2005 | No Comment | ]

By Robert Fay (excerpted from Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition. Edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Kwame Anthony Appiah. (Oxford University Press, April 2005)

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[28 Mar 2005 | No Comment | ]

As a freshman horror author in the publishing world. Deon C. Sanders, a father of six, is on his way to writing numerous bestselling horror novels, inspiring poems, and feature film screenplays. However, his passion is horror writing. His first horror novel “Miss Mary Weather: A Southern Nightmare” has been a success in the minds of horror readers and has been well received in Chicago and in other major city bookstores.

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[9 Mar 2005 | No Comment | ]

Macon Detornay hates the white man. A tattoo of “4-29-92” (the date of the LA Riots) brands his arm, and now he’s pulling guns on the “white devils” who bark orders at him from the backseat of his New York City cab, and taking their wallets. Macon is a white teenager from Newton, Massachusetts, two weeks into his freshman year at Columbia University.

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[4 Mar 2005 | No Comment | ]

How about a quick break from all the rap music tracks bangin’ out of our car stereos and headphones. A little reading ain’t never hurt nobody!! But what should we read? There aren’t that many fresh books on Hiphop Kulture out there?! Especially not books that truly touch the human soul, inspire, motivate, and provide a sense of direction and purpose.

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[19 Feb 2005 | No Comment | ]

What is the overground? The Overground is an illustrious layout of 9 of Scandinavia’s best Graf writers who joined forces to bring us this amazing 176 page book edited with the help of Malcolm Jacobson and Tobias Barenthin Lindblad…

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[2 Feb 2005 | No Comment | ]

It’s already been dubbed an instant classic! Hip-Hop journalist Jeff Chang’s Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation offers a breathtaking look at the rise of Hip-Hop culture, the emergence of the Hip-Hop generation and a compelling alternative history of the last three decades….

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[14 Jan 2005 | No Comment | ]

Have you ever wondered what goes into starting a community radio stationUnesco have released a free downloadable book which goes into the operational detail of starting your own community radio station.  Topics covered in this book:  Facilities, Management, Installation of Equipment, Financing and Securing the Broadcast License.  You can download the book at the following link: Com_radio.pdf 353862 bytes (Right Click and Save As…).

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[10 Dec 2004 | No Comment | ]

Big Up is a photographic scrapbook of America’s raucous youth culture from 1989 to 2003, created by one of the brightest young photographers in the fashion industry. The book’s design preserves all of the qualities of a photo album and reflects the passion of his subjects and the feeling of their environments. The pages are fantastic collages of images, scribbled notes and bits and pieces (an airplane boarding pass, an entry ticket) from a decade of travel on assignment for magazines and advertising campaigns.

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[24 Nov 2004 | No Comment | ]

From 1982’s Pollywog Stew to 1998’s Hello Nasty and this summer’s To The Five Boroughs, Beastie Boys have pushed the boundaries of Hip Hop in six albums and countless EPs and B-sides…

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[17 Nov 2004 | No Comment | ]

From Here to Fame Publishing &PpowerHouse Books are pleased to announce the release of Hip Hop Files – Photographs 1979-1984 featuring interviews by Zeb.Roc.Ski, an introduction by Zephyr and essays by Charlie Ahearn, Patti Astor & Popmaster Fabel. Read on for more info…

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[28 Oct 2004 | No Comment | ]

Since its birth three decades ago, Hip Hop has become the most popular musical genre in America. However, Hip Hop composers who use digital sampling are rarely taken seriously by mainstream commentators, and the diverse, yet tight-knit, community of Hip Hop producers is often overlooked by those who study Hip Hop…