Sweeping in its scope, The Legends of Hip Hop (Harper Collins Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Book Publishers; November 2011) is an intimate look at the visionaries, the movers and the shakers, and the pioneers who have helped shape the world of hip hop.
Groundbreaking artist Justin Bua profiles and paints fifty key figures, including everyone from Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash to President Obama and Jay-Z, providing a portrait of each legend in a style reminiscent of the great masters. The artwork is accompanied by an engaging autobiographical narrative that contextualizes the impact each icon has had on Bua’s personal life and on the hip-hop culture at large. With a foreword by Chuck D, this landmark volume is more than a celebration of hip hop; it is the definitive word on the subject as told by Bua, one of hip hop’s leading artists and a legend in his own right.
Justin BUA attended NY’s LaGuardia High School of Music & Performing Arts and Art Center College in CA, where he received a BFA. BUA has created art for the music, film, fashion, and entertainment industries, with clients like Warner Brothers, Comedy Central, MTV, Sony, and EA Sports.
Los Angeles Tour
Signing: Nov 17, 2011
Location: Amoeba – Hollywood
Address: 6400 Sunset Blvd – Los Angeles, CA 90028
Featuring: DJ QBert
Check out Bua’s art on one my favorite track’s by Slum Village titled, “Tainted”.
Pick up the book here.