Yo Gabba Gabba! meets Yo! MTV Raps in this lively and educational book for young children learning the alphabet—and their hip-hop–loving parents.
Take a wondrous alphabetical journey through the glorious history of hip-hop in this kid-friendly introduction to the music that defined a generation. Featuring clever rhymes and graffiti-style drawings by legendary artist Mr. Kaves, Hip-Hop Alphabetuses the twenty-six letters of the alphabet to educate kids about classic icons (LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, and Jay-Z), as well as essential elements of the music and culture (DJs, microphones, and turntables). Learn the ABCs with a beat!
Howie Abrams is a former music business executive turned author. He co-authored Finding Joseph I: An Oral History of H.R. from Bad Brains and The Merciless Book of Metal Lists. He co-hosts a weekly radio show on East Village Radio called Merciless with rapper Ill Bill.
Michael “Mr. Kaves” McLeer is a legendary graffiti artist and the author of Skin Graf: Masters of Graffiti Tattoo. He has created logos and graphics for world-renowned artists such as the Beastie Boys and Metallica. He is an MC in the hip-hop/rock group Lordz of Brooklyn.
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is one of the founders of the groundbreaking rap group Run-DMC, which has sold more than thirty million singles and albums worldwide. He is the author of King of Rock.