The Come Up: An Oral History of The Rise of Hip-Hop | Jonathan Abrams
The Come Up is an oral history and comprehensive account of hip-hop's rise told by the people who made it happen.
Abrams conducted over 300 interviews in piecing this fascinating account together, and the voices inside tell the stories of the DJs, producers, artists and executives who helped forge the story and history of hip-hop. Among the interviewees included you'll find Kurtis Blow, Russell Simmonds, Ice Cube, Schoolly D, Young MC, Marley Marl and many, many others.
The book runs as chronologically, from the first stirrings in the early '70s Bronx to the dawn of the new Millennium and beyond. It's a story that spans eras, regions and decades and, in doing so, paints a picture of the world's most influencial music genre.