Hip-Hop Love Blueprint: A History of Hip-Hop Music - Dorothy
Print: Metallic silver screen print on 120gsm Keaykolour Royal Blue uncoated paper
Edition: Open Edition
Size: 60 x 80cm (each print)
Description: A history of hip-hop mapped out to the circuit diagram of a classic turntable.
Our Hip-Hop Love Blueprint celebrates over 700 MCs, DJs, producers, turntablists, musicians, graffiti artists, b-boys and b-girls who (in our opinion) have been pivotal to the evolution of hip-hop, from pioneers such as DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash to present day chart success stories Kendrick Lamar and Drake, and global superstars Jay-Z and Kanye West.
The print pays homage to the godfathers of hip-hop (Gil Scott-Heron, The Last Poets) but takes its starting point as DJ Kool Herc’s Back to School Jam in August 1973 - a block party in the Bronx, New York which is widely regarded as the birthplace of hip-hop.