Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2012

352 Pages | 42 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195331127

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Groove Music

The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ

Mark Katz

  • Chronicles the nearly 40-year history of the hip-hop DJ in the United States
  • Argues for an understanding of the hip-hop DJ as a full-fledged musician and the turntable as one of the crucial musical instruments of modern times
  • Draws upon new interviews with dozens of DJs from the Bronx pioneers to the hottest new turntablists, including Afrika Bambaataa, Cash Money, GrandWizzard Theodore, Grandmixer DXT, Kid Koala, Qbert, DJ Shadow, and Rob Swift
  • Includes a companion website featuring audio and visual clips of DJs in action

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