The Gospel of Hip Hop. First Instrument Presented by Krs One for the Temple of Hip Hop. 2009. Hardcover. Signed by Krs One.

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Publication Date: 2009
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Brooklyn: Powerhouse Books. First edition. Stout octavo. Gilt decorated brown paper covered boards with bound in silk ribbon bookmark. Fine. This copy has been boldly signed on the front fly in black marker by author Krs One. A spectacular copy of a great book. Rare when signed by Krs One. From Wikipedia: "Born Lawrence Parker in Park Slope, Brooklyn in the summer of 1965, the rapper left home at 14 to play basketball and read books free of the gaze of the authorities (his mother and the New York City public school system). He came to live in a homeless shelter in the South Bronx, where he was dubbed Krishna by residents because of his interest in the Hare Krishna spirituality of some of the antipoverty workers. By the time he met youth counselor Scott Sterling, he was also writing graffiti as KRS-One (Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone). Together he and Sterling, a.k.a. DJ Scott La Rock eventually created Boogie Down Productions, releasing their landmark debut album, Criminal Minded, in 1987. The Temple of Hip Hop is a ministry, archive, School, and Society (M.A.S.S.) founded by KRS-One. Its goal is to maintain and promote Hiphop Kulture. The Temple of Hip Hop maintains that Hip Hop is a genuine political movement and culture, as it has been accepted by the United Nations as a culture. The Temple of Hiphop calls on all Hip Hop fans to celebrate Hip Hop Appreciation Week, occurring in the third week of May. It encourages DJs and MCs to teach people about the culture of Hiphop, to write more socially conscious songs, and radio stations to play more socially conscious hip hop. Hip Hop Appreciation Week is celebrated on the third week of May each year. Hip Hop History Month (November), founded by the Universal Zulu Nation, is also recognized". Bookseller Inventory #

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Publication Date: 2009

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