Jamel Shabazz - Back in the days
Every once in a while something very special comes through the store and this book is one of those things.
Super rare and magical book by Jamel Shabazz which documents the emergence of Hip-Hop scene in New York, 1980-89.
1st edition published by Powerhouse Books, 2001
Condition: Very Good, some very minor shelf wear.
"Back in the Days documents the emerging Hip Hop scene from 1980-1989 before it became what is today's multi-million-dollar multinational industry. Back in the days, gangs would battle not with guns, but by breakdancing. Back in the days, the streets, not corporate planning, set the standards for style. Back in the days, Jamel Shabazz was on the scene, photographing everyday people hangin in Harlem, kickin it in Queens, and cold chillin in Brooklyn.
Street styling with an attitude not seen in fashion for another twenty years to come, Shabazz' subjects strike poses that put supermodels to shame showing off Kangol caps and Gazelle glasses, shell-top Adidas and suede Pumas with fat laces, shearling coats and leather jackets, gold rope chains, door-knocker earrings, name belts, boom boxes, and other designer finery. For anyone who wants to know what keepin it real means, Back in the Days is the book of your dreams."