Cey Adams Speaks on Evolution of Hip-Hop as a Visual PhenomenonWednesday, December 3, 2008
Cey Adams as he talks about his new book, Definition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop. The book explores the visual aspect of hip-hop during the last thirty-five years. Hip-Hop culture has made its mark on everything from fine art to the label on a bottle of Hawaiian Punch, including fashion, automobiles, movies, television, advertising, and sneakers. Highlighting the careers and artwork of such crucial hip-hop elders as Lady Pink, Haze, Run-DMC, Dapper Dan, Buddy Esquire, Spike Lee, and Snoop Dogg as well as contemporary giants like Mister Cartoon, Shepard Fairey, Dalek, Mike Thompson, Kehinde Wiley, Jor One, Claw Money, and dozens of others, Adams examines the evolution of hip-hop as an important visual phenomenon.