Title: Cause We Got Style!
Subtitle: European Hip Hop Posing From The 80s And Early 90s
Author: Rosy One
Size: 21,5 x 28 x 1,8 cm. /8.5 x 11 x 0.7 inch. |
Condition: Cover: 9/10 Inside: 10/10
Posing is the art of self-expression. It comprises appearance, fashion, accessories and the art of arranging the body or face in a good pose. Cause we got Style is a collection of European hip hop pose photos from the 80s and early 90s. Information about the new American youth culture was still hard to come by, and young boys and girls in Europe had to work out their own ways. Together with graffiti, B-boying, rapping and djing, clothes and attitude were the means of expression. You had to be innovative and use what was available, add details and make your own accessories in order to stand out and look fresh! Most of the photos in Cause We Got Style! are snapshots taken by kids on their way to a concert, next to a freshly painted graffiti piece, in the street or in a boy’s bedroom. The result is as charming as it is revealing. This is a glimpse into a very private photo album, dusted off after years of lying around in a closet. The photos often make us smile. The people are young and on the run for fun. Cause We Got Style! is a historic document. It shows photos of ‘unknown’ teenagers as well as now well-known artists like Goldie, Mode 2, Can 2 and Bando. It contains texts by Zebster, D.D.Fresh, Queen Hanifa, Mr Puppet and Dan Tikaret among others. An astonishing document of the early days of European hip hop!
About the author: Sabine Furrer Bill aka RosyOne fell in love with hiphop at the age of 12, back in 1989, and became famous for djing and organizing hip hop jams; but most of all for her graffiti, which has been featured in graffiti magazines, books and exhibitions all over the world. She collects everything from the golden era of hip hop, including dopepose photos. The Dopepose Posse was formed in 2006. They motivate people to dig out their photos and file them. The project has made an impact and has been featured in many magazines.