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NY, St. Martins, (1991). "Portraits and Lyrics of a Generation of Black Rockers," photographed by Beckman and with text by Adler. Foreword by Dr. Dre and Ed Lover. Although Beckman calls herself a documentary photographer, and she has specialized in hip hop and punk cultures, this is the first book of portraits of the young stars of rap music -- photographed as celebrities and stars. Uncommon in the market, and a significant book from a moment in time when rap music was just making it into the mainstream, and its first generation were coming to be seen be treated as stars by the mainstream culture. Slight edge-sunning to the inner rear cover, else fine in wrappers. [#034791] $450

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