"hip-hop articulates alienness, otherworldliness, aspiration, community, and the metaphysics of nonlinear time." says Ytasha L. Womack in the introduction to this incredible new book from Strange Attractor Press - and its contents make this plain.
Boogie Down Predictions is a collection of essays that draw together the connections between time, representation and identity within hip-hop culture. Bringing together some of hip-hops most insightful thinkers, theorists, writers, DJs and emcees - this fascinating new book takes a look at the genre through the lenses of time, technology and Afrofuturism.
Across its 300+ (fully referenced) pages, Boogie Down Predictions covers everything from samplings stretching of time to the extended take in hip-hop music videos, and the politically resistant aspects of chopped and screwed music to Afrofuturism's connection to black feminism, civil rights and the space race.
Oh, and we love that cover by Savage Pencil
Size: 152 x 216mm
Publisher: Strange Attractor