The Boombox Project: The Machines, The Music, and The Urban Underground

The Boombox Project: The Machines, The Music, and The Urban Underground

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On the heels of the graffiti renaissance comes a vibrant look at an old-school icon that figured prominently in the hip-hop, rock and roll, and punk movements of the 1970s and '80s. The Boombox Project features contemporary fine art portraits of an array of vintage boom boxes, as well as scores of documentary photographs of the people who brought the boom box movement to life back in the day.

The book is more than just a collection of images, though; it’s also an oral history of the early days of hip-hop, featuring memories from Fab 5 Freddy, Bob Gruen, Rosie Perez, Kool Moe Dee, LL Cool J, Lisa Lisa, DJ Spooky, and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, among others, on the role this once ubiquitous machine played.

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