Hip-Hop Alphabet (Hardcover)
Yo Gabba Gabba! meets Yo! MTV Raps in this lively and educational book for young children learning the alphabet—and their hip-hop–loving parents.
Take a wondrous alphabetical journey through the glorious history of hip-hop in this kid-friendly introduction to the music that defined a generation. Featuring clever rhymes and graffiti-style drawings by legendary artist Mr. Kaves, Hip-Hop Alphabet uses the twenty-six letters of the alphabet to educate kids about classic icons (LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, and Jay-Z), as well as essential elements of the music and culture (DJs, microphones, and turntables). Learn the ABCs with a beat!
About the Author
Howie Abrams is a former music business executive turned author. He co-authored Finding Joseph I: An Oral History of H.R. from Bad Brains, The Merciless Book of Metal Lists, and Hip-Hop Alphabet. He co-hosts a weekly radio show called Merciless with rapper Ill Bill.
Michael “Kaves” McLeer is a legendary graffiti artist, the author of Skin Graf: Masters of Graffiti Tattoo, and illustrator for Hip-Hop Alphabet. He has created logos and graphics for world renowned artists such as the Beastie Boys and Metallica. He is an MC in the hip-hop/rock group Lordz of Brooklyn.
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels is one of the founders of the groundbreaking rap group Run-DMC, which has sold more than thirty million singles and albums worldwide. He is the author of King of Rock.
"Learn about hip-hop culture in a fun and inventive way... Introduce children to hip-hop history and the wonders of reading."
"Makes the history and culture of the genre accessible to all ages... Touches on all facets of hip-hop history."
— Grammy.com, the official website of The Grammys
"Introduce the youngest of hip-hop fans to the genre."
— Pigeons & Planes
"Teach Kids Their ABCs AND the Importance of Hip-Hop History."
— Ambrosia for Heads