New York: Boo-Hooray, 2015. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps.
Collection catalog/tour program commemorating the monumental national tour featuring DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist playing and mixing from the legendary DJ Afrikan Bambaataa’s 40,000+ record collection. Born Lance Taylor, Afrika Bambaataa's genre-defining "electro tracks" from the 1980s were highly influential to the development of hip hop culture. His record collection is now archived at Cornell University. "This has never been done before, definitely not on this scale. They're his records, with his blessings. This isn't just ANY copy of 'X' breakbeat, it's THE copy, THE copy that started everything" (DJ Shadow). Illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white reproductions of album art, flyers, photos, drawings, test pressings and acetates from Afrika Bambaataa's archive; texts by DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist and Bambaataa, with a discography and a brief oral history of the early days of hip hop by breakbeat practitioners. Fine. Item #1882