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powerHouse Books is pleased to announce the June 2011 release of
Back in the Days: Remix
10th Anniversary Edition
by Jamel Shabazz
Introduction by Fab 5 Freddy

Essay by Carlton Usher, Ph.D.

Interview by Jeff Chang

Upon its first publication in 2001, Back in the Days by Jamel Shabazz became an instant classic. And it has endured as a seminal and iconic title, inspiring a decade-long, international revival in old-school hip hop style, music, and culture. Now available for the first time in a limited-printing, tenth-anniversary-edition, Back in the Days: Remix includes a new edit with over 30 never-before-published photographs, a new essay, an interview with photographer Jamel Shabazz, and deluxe cloth binding. Now is the perfect time to reintroduce yourself to the ultimate collection of timeless street fashion and style: Back in the Days: Remix.

"Back in the Days has been one of those few books in my lifetime that I feel compelled to indulge in again, and again, and again. I feel like readers miss the point when they place it in the hip hop genre of publishing. His lens echoes way beyond the borders of music and fashion. We are all blessed that he decided to share his treasures."
— DJ Bobbito Garcia

"I was 16 when I came on that scene and it just felt like everything was fresh and new and you could be involved in directing it and inventing something. Jamel was a witness and participant in a time of exploration and invention for our culture, and this book—the pictures and the people he caught on film—are his and our record of that time. Its a way to look back and remember while we keep moving forward."
— Rakim

"[Back in the Days] re-sparked the flames and showed the spirit of dedication and personality of the early hip hop generation."
— Jose Parla

"One can probably overplay the mysterious workings of that strung out spirit of the age, the zeitgeist. But occasionally a book or a movie or a song comes along whose influence springs up simultaneously in all kinds of unexpected places. Back in the Days is that book."
The New York Times, 2002

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Jamel Shabazz is the author of Back in the Days (powerHouse Books, 2001), The Last Sunday in June (powerHouse Books, 2003), A Time Before Crack (powerHouse Books, 2005) and Seconds Of My Life (powerHouse Books, 2007). His photographs have appeared in publications including The Source, Vibe, TRACE, Flaunt, Mass Appeal, Jalouse, Black Book, OneWorld, and Honey. Shabazz's work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York; by Kangol at the Dazed & Confused Gallery, London; by adidas and Lodown at adidas Originals, Berlin; and in Trace's True Signs, Paris. His debut book, Back in the Days, has received astounding critical acclaim and commercial success since its initial release in January 2001. Shabazz was born in Brooklyn and lives in Long Island, New York.

Photography / Urban Style / Hip Hop
Clothbound, 7.25 x 9.75 inches, 132 pages, 80 full-color and black-and-white photographs
ISBN: 978-1-57687-567-4    $35.00

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High-res scans to your specification are available upon request; scanning from the book or lifting images from the mechanical file are strictly prohibited. Mandatory credit line: from Back In The Days: Remix by Jamel Shabazz, published by powerHouse Books.

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