Foreword: Chuck D * Preface: Hip-hop Raised Me: Semtex's story * 1. The Foundation Stones of Hip Hop * 2. The Mis-Education * 3. The Evolution of the Mixtape * 4. The Purple Period * 5. Fuck the Police? * 6. Divided Loyalties * 7. The DJ is Dead, Long Live the DJ * 8. Family First * 9. Before the Deal * 10. Obama Nation * 11. Tragedy to Triumph * 12. Wild Style * 13. The Home Invasion
The definitive volume on the essence, experience and energy that is hip-hop and its massive and enduring impact over the last 40 years
DJ Semtex hosts the UK's premiere hip-hop show on BBC Radio 1Xtra every Friday, and is currently the Director of Artist Development at Sony Music.
'A beautiful dedication to the beautiful culture' - i-D
'An impassioned personal account' - The Herald, Scotland, music books of the year
'The definitive book on hip hop ' - ELLE