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RAP TEES: A COLLECTION OF HIP-HOP T-SHIRTS, 1980-1999. DJ Ross One. PowerHouse Books, Brooklyn, 2015. Distributed by Penguin Random House LLC, New York. 274 pp. with 568 ills. (562 col.). 20 x 25 cm. LC 2015-946258 ISBN 9781576877753 In English.
Publisher's description: One of the world's foremost collectors of all things hip hop, DJ Ross One presents -- for the first time ever -- a much sought after collection of T-shirts in this lushly produced and detailed catalog showcasing over 500 of the genre's best. Rap Tees outshines all other rap tee collections and will be the definitive reference for generations to come. Providing not only a valuable reference and style guide to these ultra-rare shirts, Rap Tees is also a unique chronology of the history of hip hop. Beginning with the earliest rap concert shirts from the Sugar Hill Gang and New York Fresh Fest, circa 1980-84, and spanning the next two decades, Rap Tees includes rare shirts from a wide selection of the who's-who of the business including: Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Beastie Boys, Eric B and Rakim, Wu Tang Clan, Jay Z, Nas, EMPD, and many, many more. Rap Tees bookends the golden age of rap with unique street-corner memorial shirts commemorating the deaths of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Unlike typical rock n' roll shirts, hip hop tees were often made in extremely limited quantities.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1970 — Costume/Fashion, Graphic Design
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 168367
Hardcover $35.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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