Hip-Hop at the End of the World : The Photography of Brother Ernie
Written by Ernest Paniccioli, Contribution by Afrika Bambaataa and Melle Mel
Filled with more than 250 images of artists including Ice Cube, The Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Naughty by Nature, Public Enemy, 50 Cent, N.W.A, Snoop Dogg, Lil' Kim, Flavor Flav, Lauren Hill, Queen Latifah, TLC, Sean Combs, many that have never before been published, this book is set to become the new hip-hop photography bible
With exclusive, behind-the-scenes access, preeminent photographer Brother Ernie captures the last four decades of the evolution of hip-hop--the styles that grew from it, and the artists who shaped it. Complete with Brother Ernie's personal anecdotes of time spent with subjects, and stories behind the photographs, Hip-Hop at the End of the World shares intimate moments from the most important era of hip-hop.
After picking up a camera in the 1973 to document the graffiti art that dominated New York City, Ernest Paniccioli started his journey of whole-heartedly capturing the scene during the most fertile years of hip-hop. Always armed with a 35mm camera, he successfully photographed nearly every rapper of note since the genre's inception, making him the go-to photographer for magazines like Word Up and Rap Masters. Hip Hop at the End of the World is a carefully curated selection of photographs from Brother Ernie's extensive archives, celebrating over 40 years of swag in one of the most complete records of the most crucial movements in American music.
About The Author
Brother Ernie (Ernest Paniccioli) is a photographer most known for his photographs of the hip-hop scene in the 80s and 90s. He is the author of the best selling book Who Shot Ya? and the subject of the award winning documentary The Other Side of Hip-Hop.
Afrika Bambaataa is an American disc jockey, singer, songwriter and producer from the South Bronx, New York.
Melle Mel is an American hip-hop musician - one of the pioneers of rap as lead rapper and main songwriter for Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.