One of the world's foremost collectors of all things hip hop, DJ Ross One presents--for the first time ever--a much sought after collection of T-shirts in this lushly produced and detailed catalog showcasing over 500 of the genre's best. Providing not only the definitive reference and style guide to these ultra-rare shirts, Rap Tees is also a unique chronology of the history of hip-hop.
powerHouse Books, 2015.
A tenacious and sharp-eyed collector.
—The New York Times
If you fall within that rather large Venn diagram of dudes who love rap and wear T-shirts, Rap Tees is a must-cop.
You know how when you talk to someone who is so into a particular subject that you can’t help but get caught up in his or her excitement? That’s what it’s like talking to DJ Ross One about hip-hop T-shirts. His enthusiasm about the topic is infectious.
From one of the world’s foremost collectors of all things hip-hop, a consummate guide showcasing over 500 of the genre’s most sought after T-shirts. Providing not only a valuable reference and style guide to these ultra-rare shirts, Rap Tees is also a unique chronology of the history of hip-hop.
'This DJ’s ‘Rap Tees’ Collection Will Make Any Hip-Hop Geek Envious.' Rap nerds, you're in the right place.
Destined to become the definitive study on the subject, showcasing over 500 of the trillest designs you wish you could rock.
Covering the best in rap T-shirts and other merch from 1980 to 1999, Ross gives a hip-hop history through T-shirts.
There’s always echelons of fandom: standards that separate the casual appreciator from the true connoisseur. When it comes to the obsessive world of vintage rap tees, DJ Ross One is king.
They are chronicled cleanly and beautifully, as if they were in the catalog of a museum exhibition.
This episode is for the real ones. DJ Ross One shares the story behind his dope book Rap Tees. This is rap nerd heaven.
—Juan Epstein podcast
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