(AllHipHop News) BBC Radio 1Xtra's DJ Semtex is releasing a book titled Hip Hop Raised Me. The publication will trace Hip Hop culture from its inception.
Hip Hop Raised Me includes some of Semtex's interviews conducted with stars such as Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Public Enemy, Kanye West, Nas, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell, Odd Future, Drake and more.
Rap legend Chuck D wrote the foreword for the 448-page hardcover. In addition, photographers provided hundreds of pictures of memorabilia, album covers, contact sheets, and outtakes.
"I can honestly say that we've done a book that nobody else has done. There's nothing else like this anywhere else," stated Semtex. "No one has done anything like this. It's going to take a long time for someone to try and compete and do something like this."
DJ Semtex also launched the Hip Hop Raised Me podcast. The series features conversations with Hip Hop figures such as Immortal Technique, Yo Gotti, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Casey Veggies, Sonny Digital and others.
The Hip Hop Raised Me book is scheduled for release on November 15 via Thames & Hudson.