Rap Attack: African Jive to New York Hip Hop  

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"Kraftwerk - I don't think they even knew how big they were among the black masses back in 1977 when they came out with 'Trans Europe Express'. When that came out I thought that was one of the best and weirdest damn records I ever heard in my life ..That's an amazing group to see -jus' to see what computers and all that can do."--Afrika Bambaataa, 1984, in Rap Attack (1984) by David Toop


"Rap’s forebears stretch back through disco, street funk, radio Djs, Bo Diddley, the bebop singers, Cab Calloway, Pigmeat Markham, the tap dancers and comics, The Last Poets, Gil Scott-Heron, Muhammad Ali, army songs, toasts, signifying and the dozens, all the way to the griots of Nigeria and the Gambia."--Rap Attack: African Jive to New York Hip Hop (1984) David Toop

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Rap Attack: African Jive to New York Hip Hop (1984) is a book by David Toop.

It has subsequently been republished with additional chapters as Rap Attack 2: African Rap To Global Hip Hop (1992) and Rap Attack 3 (2000).

See also

Rap Attack, history of hip hop, David Toop




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