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- DescriptionThe improbable rise to the top of one of hip-hop's most influential and consistently creative groups, from their controversial early days rhyming and stealing in a burnt-out New York City, to the trio's unlikely maturation as high-profile activists for Tibetan human rights, ending with the untimely death from cancer of founding member MCA aka Adam Yauch just as the group was elevated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A story about three nice middle-class Jewish boys who brought hip-hop to the masses, forged a template for contemporary hipster style worldwide and continue to serve as a byword for musical integrity and invation, proof positive that even in the age of American Idol, you can still sell millions of albums by marching to your own unique beat.
- Author BiographyFrank Owen is a critically acclaimed investigative reporter. He began his career as a music critic in the mid-1980s working for Melody Maker, where he first met the Beastie Boys and other key players in the DefJam circle. He has written major stories for Playboy, Maxim, Details, Village Voice, New York Times, Washington Post, Newsday, Miami New Times and many other newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Clubland Confidential and No Speed Limit: The Highs and Lows of Meth. He lives in Miami Beach, Fla, USA.
- Author(s)Frank Owen
- PublisherCarlton Books Ltd
- Date of Publication14/08/2014
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCarlton Books Ltd
- Content Noteover 120 images
- Width289 mm
- Height251 mm
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