Hip Hop Diary of a Fly Girl 1986-1996 Paris
In a book entitledHip Hop Diary of Fly Girl 1986-1996 Paris,published by Éditions 0fr. the artist of French-Vietnamese origin gathers her memories of this dizzying era that continues to inspire generations. From Booba to Kery James to DJ Cut Killer, the photographer has captured some of the most emblematic creators of French culture in their early days, far from the glitter and the lavish parties. For lovers of rap and photography, this is a gold mine, an object of inestimable sentimental value. In tracing the emergence and rise of hip-hop in France, Maï Lucas also looks back on her own life and how this era, when everything seemed possible, has greatly influenced her present and her way of looking at the world.
“Hip Hop Diary of a Fly Girl 1986-1996 Pariscan be flipped through like a family album, with a look of affection for these characters who probably weren’t aware of the destiny they were about to draw,” writes Sylvia Jorif, a journalist at Vogue France, in the book’s preface. The book also includes an interview with Mathieu Kassovitz, whose 1995 filmLa Haine popularized hip-hop culture in France and raised awareness about the reality of youth in the slums. Halfway between a musical bible and a historical document,Hip Hop Diary of a Fly Girl 1986-1996 Paris gives us a glimpse into a past that still seems so relevant today.
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