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Hip-Hop Alphabet

Foreword by Darryl "DMC" McDaniels / Illustrated by Michael McLeer
Published by Permuted Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

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 Alphabet uses 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!

About The Author

Howie Abrams is a former music business executive turned author. He co-authored The ABCs of Metallica and Finding Joseph I: An Oral History of H.R. from Bad Brains, and has written The Merciless Book of Metal Lists, Misfit Summer Camp: 20 Years on the Road with the Vans Warped Tour, Hip-Hop Alphabet, and Hip-Hop Alphabet 2.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Permuted Press (April 23, 2019)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781682618660

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Raves and Reviews

"Learn about hip-hop culture in a fun and inventive way... Introduce children to hip-hop history and the wonders of reading."


"Makes the history and culture of the genre accessible to all ages... Touches on all facets of hip-hop history."

–, the official website of The Grammys

"Introduce the youngest of hip-hop fans to the genre."

– Pigeons & Planes

"Teach Kids Their ABCs AND the Importance of Hip-Hop History."

– Ambrosia for Heads

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