Authors: Zeb.Roc.Ski aka Akim Walta & Martha Cooper
30 x 22,5 cm, 240 pages
ca. 500 illustrations, 5 color print
softcover (gold embossed)
English 2013 edition!
ISBN softcover: 978-3-937946-46-7
Cooper has the reputation of being the first and foremost photographer
of emerging Hip Hop culture in New York City.
Hip Hop Files - Photographs 1979-1984, makes a significant part of her
extensive and unique archive accessible for the first time.
book documents the beginning of the phenomenon, now known as Hip Hop.
The publication of many of Martha’s photos in the early 80’s,
disseminated the culture both at home and abroad.
1999 to 2003, Akim Walta aka ZEB.ROC.SKI, well-known german Hip Hop practitioner
and music publisher of MZEE records, tracked down the subjects in the
photos and conducted numerous interviews obtaining insightful quotes and
statements to accompany the shots.
Martha was at the right place at the right time to document young people
creating the music, dance, and art that became known worldwide. She followed
people who would one day become icons: LEE, FAB 5 FREDDY, ROCK STEADY
CREW, DONDI, BOBBITO, DEZ aka DJ KAY SLAY, RUN DMC, SEEN, AFRIKA BAMBAATAA,
BLADE, RAMMELLZEE, FUTURA 2000, GRANDMASTER CAZ, DURO, LADY PINK and many
book is destined to become the Bible for the Hip Hop Nation!!!"
book is a must-have for any Hip Hop historian or fan!"
is Hip Hop culture at its all time best. A monumental photographic achievement
for the world. It doesn't get any better than this!"
FAB 5 FREDDY
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