Friday, February 29, 2008
Check out this cool design item! The Legends of Rap is a trading card deck that "celebrates the groundbreaking musical pioneers from the early days of hip hop." The deck consists of 32 illustrated cards with a biography and selected discography printed on the back side.
Artists included in the deck are Kool Moe Dee, Melle Mel, Whodini, Busy Bee, Kool DJ Red Alert, Fab 5 Freddy, The Treacherous Three, Kool DJ Herc, Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Double Trouble, Fantastic 5, LL Cool J, Roxanne Shante, Grand Wizard Theodore, Afrika Bambaataa, Crash Crew, Kurtis Blow, Bobby Robinson, Cold Crush Brothers, The Sugar Hill Gang, The Sequence, The Fearless Four, Funky Four Plus One, The Fat Boys, Run-DMC, Spoonie G, DJ Hollywood, Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons, Sylvia Robinson, and, of course, the Beastie Boys!
The cards are packaged in a presentation box with a fold-out poster of Grand Mixer DST and a small booklet showing all of the cards.
It is available to purchase at Stand & Deliver (Germany) and also from the Design Museum Shop (England).