Crash Kid, A Hip Hop Legacy collects photographs and texts that document the birth of the Street Culture in Italy, from the early Hip Hop concerts of the 80s to the birth of the “Zulu Party”. These were real meeting points for the pioneers of the nascent movement. A collection of more than 400 speeches document the art of Crash Kid and the development of this subculture. From its birth as one of the fringe underground movements to earning its place in the mainstream culture of Italy today, this is a story told exclusively by the main players and protagonists of the period.
The book documents the life and art of Massimo “Crash Kid” Colonna. Crash Kid still represents a pivotal figure in the development of Italy’s Hip-Hop movement. The artist made his debut in Rome in 1983 as a Break Dancer who laid the foundations for what is the Hip-Hop culture in Italy today. Through a collection of previously unpublished images from the artist’s archive and with contributions from other leading figures of the Italian and International street scene, ‘Crash Kid – A Hip-Hop Legacy’ documents the life and career of the Crash Kid. With dedication and flair the book shows the influence the artist had on the entire Hip-Hop scene and thoroughly confirms him as the Hip-Hop legend he is for all.