Normski: The Man with the Golden Shutter

• Normski's photographs capture the emerging hip hop scene of the 1980s from the inside

• Public Enemy, N.W.A., Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Goldie, Ice-T, Run DMC and Wu-Tang Clan are all included

• Definitive, celebratory, a stunning visual record

Normski was a vital witness to the period known as the Golden Age of Rap, when big US artists like Run DMC, LL Cool J and Public Enemy started to play in the UK. At the same time, a British music scene born of Black music and myriad multicultural influence was developing, giving birth to Jungle, Garage and Techno. The author, who describes himself as having been a “young Black British homeboy photographer”, was in the right place at the right time to document the emergent music, community and social movements of hip hop and rap in the UK.

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