The Legends of Hip Hop

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You know Q-Tip, Biggie, and Tupac, but you don’t know them like this. The Legends of Hip Hop drops a visual roundup of fifty hip-hop icons, showcasing not only the DJs and MCs but also the graffiti artists, producers, B Boys, and others who have helped shape the hip-hop culture. Artist Justin BUA profiles fifty of the most iconic hip-hop legends of our time, painting each legend in portraiture style. Completewith an autobiographical narrative that traces the impact these trailblazing icons made on hip hop as well as on BUA’s personal and professional life, this landmark volume is the definitive word on hip hop from its leading artist.

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Sweeping in its scope, The Legends of Hip Hop is an intimate look at the visionaries, the movers and the shakers, and the pioneers who have helped shape the world of hip hop.

Groundbreaking artist Justin Bua profiles and paints fifty key figures, including everyone from Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash to President Obama and Jay-Z, providing a portrait of each legend in a style reminiscent of the great masters. The artwork is accompanied by an engaging autobiographical narrative that contextualizes the impact each icon has had on Bua’s personal life and on the hip-hop culture at large. With a foreword by Chuck D, this landmark volume is more than a celebration of hip hop; it is the definitive word on the subject as told by Bua, one of hip hop’s leading artists and a legend in his own right.

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Justin Bua is a groundbreaking innovator in both the fine and commercial art worlds, his iconic The DJ being one of the most popular and bestselling prints of all time. An internationally acclaimed artist, he exhibits his work around the world. Born and raised in New York City, Bua currently lives in Los Angeles.

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