Less than 15 minutes after their 15 minute set ended, I met with the band and told them I wanted to manage them"
A legendary manager, publicist, journalist and label exec, Danny Fields was at the heart of every significant movement in rock music for two decades and is credited with introducing punk to America. He was a significant player in launching the careers of the Doors, the Ramones, the MC5, the Stooges and others, and was the ultimate scenester of the 1960s and ’70s, hanging around with Warhol, Nico, Linda McCartney, Edie Sedgwick and Lou Reed. Alice Cooper remarked that he was “at the pulse of the underground” and Iggy Pop that “Danny’s a connector, he’s a fuel line, in a place where things are liable to erupt.” Danny comments more simply, “My talent is just that I’m a super audience member, a No 1 fan. And I think I have good taste.”
Hip Hop Raised Me is the definitive volume on the essence, experience, and energy that is hip hop, and its massive and enduring impact over the last forty years. It’s packed with contact sheets, outtakes, and glory shots of artists, collectives, and fans from iconic photographers including Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant, Eddie Otchere, Normski, Janette Beckman, Chi Modu, Nabil Elderkin, and Mark Humphrey, as well as photographs of hip-hop ephemera and vinyl courtesy of specialist collectors.