Hip-Hop Love Blueprint - A History of Hip-Hop
Updated for 2021 with over 60 new artists include Cardi B, Saweetie, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Roddy Ricch, Pop Smoke, AJ Tracey, Slowthai and Dave.
A history of hip-hop mapped out to the circuit diagram of a classic turntable.
Our Hip-Hop Love Blueprint celebrates over 700 MCs, DJs, producers, turntablists, musicians, graffiti artists, b-boys and b-girls who (in our opinion) have been pivotal to the evolution of hip-hop, from pioneers such as DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash to present day rappers like Missy Elliot, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Stormzy and global superstars Jay-Z and Kanye West.
The print pays homage to the godfathers of hip-hop (Gil Scott-Heron, The Last Poets) but takes its starting point as DJ Kool Herc’s Back to School Jam in August 1973 - a block party in the Bronx, New York which is widely regarded as the birthplace of hip-hop.
The print weaves it way through many different scenes and record labels including early old-school innovators (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Cold Crush Brothers), golden age heroes (Run–DMC, Beastie Boys, KRS-One, Eric B. & Rakim), the collective Native Tongues (De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah, Monie Love), politically charged hip-hop (Public Enemy, The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Lauryn Hill), legendary East Coast artists (The Notorious B.I.G, Nas), legendary West Coast artists (Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre), gangsta rap (Ice-T, N.W.A, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg), hardcore (Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep), Southern rap (Lil Wayne, T.I., Outkast) underground hip-hop (Company Flow, MF Doom, Aesop Rock), turntablism (Invisibl Scratch Piklz, The X-Ecutioners), trip-hop (Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead), UK grime (Skepta and Stormzy) and legendary producers (DJ Premier, J Dilla and Madlib).
The print also salutes the b-boys and b-girls (New York City Breakers, Rock Steady Crew) and the graffiti artists who are intrinsically linked to hip-hop culture (Blade, Futura 2000, Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink).
- Metallic gold screen print
- 135gsm Colorplan Colbalt uncoated paper
- H60 x W80cm
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