Extremely limited set, being one of 25 copies with an additional suite of 10 SIGNED photographs by Joe Conzo, plus an additional suite of 5 signed flyers, plus the three books, the 12" vinyl record, all document the birth of rap and Hip-Hop. Deluxe issue, limited to 25 copies, of the pioneering Hip-Hop exhibition catalogue; our copy contains 10 signed and numbered Joe Conzo photographs, plus 5 signed Buddy Esquire flyers, to which is added: Limited Edition vinyl pressing of the Cold Crush Brothers vs. The Fantastic Romantic Four in 1981, considered the greatest old-school Hip-Hop battles of all time, here available complete for the first time on vinyl. * "Born in the Bronx" is the first comprehensive visual record of rap's early days. Much has been said and shown of that heady era, but no exhibition has dug as deep as this. How and why the most powerful pop culture force in the world today has its origins in the harsh ghettos of the South Bronx of the 1970s is a fascinating cultural enigma. The catalogue presents many of hip-hop's earliest artifacts, including incorporating the incredible photography by Joe Conzo, plus battle tapes, flyers, films, label art and sleeve art, including signed, dedicated and otherwise unique items. The previously unseen hip-hop photography of Joe Conzo says as much about the musical movement as it does the socio-economic state of the Bronx in the 1970s. Joe's "lost" photo archive documents performance, fashion and street life in the Bronx hip-hop community in the late 1970s, with outstanding action shots of the legends of yore. Conzo's images literally date from Rap's "Year Zero." * Joe Conzo was born in 1963 and raised on the streets of the South Bronx. During the late 70's as a young man, he had the passion to always carry his camera. He literally captured the birth of a culture that would change the world forever. He is recognized by many pioneers of the genre as "Hip-Hop's First Photographer." Having gone to school in the South Bronx High with members of The Legendary Cold Crush Brothers, Joe was part of the original scene. He would become the group's photographer. Those photos and many others would soon grace industry flyers and posters helping to make the spread of Hip-Hop official. In addition to the Cold Crush, he documented other luminaries like DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Melle Mel, Busy Bee and legendary groups like the Treacherous 3 and Fantastic 5 to name a few. He worked inside the landmark venues of The T-Connection, Harlem World, Ecstasy Garage and The Roxy to record some of the most candid moments of the emerging art form. -- The photographs and flyers are in brilliant state and are suitable for exhibition. Must be seen to be fully appreciated. Bookseller Inventory # 112
Title: [Rap / Hip-Hop]. Born In The Bronx. A Visual...
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Encased in a maxi 12" sleeve
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
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