Manchester-based artists and print designers Dorothy present 'Hip-Hop Love Blueprint - A History of Hip-Hop', the eagerly awaited follow up to the Electronic Love and more recently Post-Punk and Post-Rock stamp prints.
A vast history of hip-hop music mapped out on to the circuit board of a theremin. The Hip-Hop Love Blueprint celebrates over 700 MCs, DJs, producers, turntablists, musicians, graffiti artists, b-boys and b-girls who (in Dorothy's opinion) have been pivotal to the evolution of hip-hop, from pioneers such as DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash to present-day chart success stories Kendrick Lamar and Drake, and global superstars Jay-Z and Kanye West who (again, in Dorothy's opinion) have been pivotal to the evolution of hip-hop music from the invention.
In the words of Dorothy "The print weaves its way through many different scenes and record labels including early old-school innovators (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Cold Crush Brothers), golden age heroes (Run–DMC, Beastie Boys, KRS-One, Eric B. & Rakim), the collective Native Tongues (De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah, Monie Love), politically charged hip-hop (Public Enemy, The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Lauryn Hill), legendary East Coast artists (The Notorious B.I.G, Nas), legendary West Coast artists (Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre), gangsta rap (Ice-T, N.W.A, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg), hardcore (Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep), Southern rap (Lil Wayne, T.I., Outkast) underground hip-hop (Company Flow, MF Doom, Aesop Rock), turntablism (Invisibl Scratch Piklz, The X-Ecutioners), trip-hop (Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead), UK grime (Wiley, Skepta and Stormzy) and legendary producers (DJ Premier, J Dilla and Madlib).
The print also salutes the b-boys and b-girls (New York City Breakers, Rock Steady Crew) and the graffiti artists who are intrinsically linked to hip-hop culture (Blade, Futura 2000, Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink)."
An essential item for all turntablists and b-boys/b-girls from this block to the next.