RAP TEES BOOK
One of the world's foremost collectors of all things hip-hop, DJ Ross One presents--for the first time ever--a much sought after collection of T-shirts in this comprehensive and detailed catalog showcasing over 500 of the genre's best. Providing not only a valuable reference and style guide to these ultra-rare shirts, Rap Tees is also a unique chronology of the history of hip-hop.
Beginning with the earliest rap concert shirts from the Sugar Hill Gang and New York Fresh Fest, circa 1980-84, and spanning the next two decades, Rap Tees includes rare original shirts from artists including: Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Beastie Boys, Eric B and Rakim, Wu Tang Clan, Jay Z, Nas, EMPD, and many, many more. Rap Tees bookends the golden age of rap with unique parking lot bootleg tees that have become the blueprint for countless contemporary t-shirt designs.
Unlike typical rock n' roll shirts, hip-hop tees were often made in extremely limited quantities. The elusive concert, promotional, and bootleg tees included in this book have become nearly impossible to find on the open market. DJ Ross One tracks down these gems for you in this one-of-a-kind book, making Rap Tees the consummate guide for these unique pieces of music history.