From the Publisher
"When I think of what hip-hop means to me, I think of a culture of artistic expression that rose up in places where no one expected there to be art. Hip-hop, in all of its permutations, is the creation of something from nothing. It is the transformation of ugliness into beauty" - David Walker author of 'Reflections on Blaxploitation'
Rap music was once considered a 'fad', just a 'passing phase'. Over 40 years later Rap music is a billion dollar industry. This book discusses the origins of one of the four elements of Hip Hop...MCs. Written in a very easy style, with picutres, this book is intended for young readers to be able to learn how rap music began.