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Back in the Days

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Back in the Days

By (photographer)  Jamel Shabazz , Jamel Shabbaz , Contributions by  Ernie Panicciolo
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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's 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.

Jamel Shabazz's work has appeared in publications such as The Source, Vibe, Trace, British Elle, Jalouse, Dune, GQ, and French Vogue. He has published four books with powerHouse: Back in the Days (2001), A Time Before Crack (2005), The Last Sunday in June (2003), and Seconds of My Life (2007). Shabazz was born in Red Hook, Brooklyn, in 1960.

ISBN: 9781576871065

ISBN-10: 9781576871065

Publisher: powerHouse Books

Publication Date: 10/01/2001 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/01/2001 - 12:00am

Pages: 128

Language: English


Photography / Subjects & Themes / Fashion

Social Science / Minority Studies

Music / Genres & Styles / Rap & Hip Hop

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