By Andrew J. Rausch
"What is Hip-Hop?" which will resolution this query, writer Andrew J. Rausch interviewed 24 contributors whose artistic expressions are in detail linked to the area of hip-hop tune and tradition. these interviewed contain emcees, DJs, manufacturers, graffiti artists, poets, and newshounds. themes of those conversations disguise the careers of every of those humans and their contributions/affiliations with hip-hop, in addition to their perspectives on diversified developments in the music.
Intended as a party of hip-hop song and tradition, this choice of interviews levels from the up-and-coming (Akrobatik, Rob Kelly) to the mythical (Chuck D, great Daddy Kane). additionally interviewed are Eric B., Black Sheep Dres, Chip Fu, Michael Cirelli, Daddy-O, DJ JS-1, dream hampton, Kokane, Kool Keith, Kool Rock Ski, Keith Murray, ninth ask yourself, Paradime, R.A. the Rugged guy, Sadat X, surprise G, specified Ed, Spinderella, Sticky Fingaz, and younger MC.
Because lots of those artists labored and played within the so-called "golden age" of hip-hop, they provide insights at the advantages and difficulties of what hip-hop has grown into at the present time. From their candid observations, the reader will know how each one of those women and men have contributed to the tradition and the way every one, in his or her personal method, can rightly resolution "I AM hip-hop."