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Hip-hop is history / Questlove with Ben Greenman.

Questlove, (author.). Greenman, Ben, (author.).


"When hip-hop first emerged in the 1970s, it wasn’t expected to become the cultural force it is today. But for a young Black kid growing up in a musical family in Philadelphia, it was everything. He stayed up late to hear the newest songs on the radio. He saved his money to buy vinyl as soon as it landed. He even started to try to make his own songs. That kid was Questlove, and decades later, he is a six-time Grammy Award–winning musician, an Academy Award–winning filmmaker, a New York Times bestselling author, a producer, an entrepreneur, a cofounder of one of hip-hop’s defining acts (the Roots), and the genre’s unofficial in-house historian. In this landmark book, Hip-Hop Is History, Questlove skillfully traces the creative and cultural forces that made and shaped hip-hop, highlighting both the forgotten but influential gems and the undeniable chart-topping hits--and weaves it all together with the stories no one else knows. It is at once an intimate, sharply observed story of a cultural revolution and a sweeping, grand theory of the evolution of the great artistic movement of our time. And Questlove, of course, approaches it with not only the encyclopedic fluency and passion of an obsessive fan but also the expertise and originality of an innovative participant. Hip-hop is history, and also his history." -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374614072
  • ISBN: 0374614075
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : AUWA / MCD / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1979-1982 : What you hear is not a test -- 1982-1987 : Love bought you clothes -- 1987-1992 : Back is the incredible -- 1992-1997 : While I get my proper swerve on -- 1997-2002 : Dare me to drive? -- 2002-2007 : Excuse me, miss, I forgot your name -- 2007-2012 : Pull up in the monster -- 2012-2017 : Promise that you will sing about me -- 2017-2022 : The Royce got no roof -- 2023 : No time to joke around -- 2073 : Break of dawn--introduction to hip-hop is still history.
Subject: Questlove.
Rap (Music) > History and criticism.
Hip-hop > History.
Genre: Informational works.

Available copies

  • 8 of 13 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 13 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 782.421649 QUESTLOVE 2024 (Text) 0001012553452 Nonfiction New Available -

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