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Dead Precedents: How Hip-Hop Defines the Future

Authors: Christopher, Roy
Publisher: Watkins Media
BISAC/Subject: MUS020000, MUS031000
ISBN: 9781912248353, Related ISBNs: 1912248344, 1912248352, 9781912248346, 9781912248353
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 288,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: The story of how hip-hop created, and came to dominate, the twenty-first century.

In Dead Precedents, Roy Christopher traces the story of how hip-hop invented the twenty-first century. 

Emerging alongside cyberpunk in the 1980s, the hallmarks of hip-hop - allusion, self-reference, the use of new technologies, sampling, the cutting and splicing of language and sound - would come to define the culture of the new millennium.

Taking in the groundbreaking work of DJs and MCs, alongside writers like Dick and Gibson, as well as graffiti and DIY culture, Dead Precedents is a counter-culture history of the twentieth century, showcasing hip-hop's role in the creation of the world we now live in.
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