Flipping through this book is like looking through a well groomed and comprehensive hip-hop collection, meticulously organized by time period, bent corners and stains included. Starting with the infamous Rammellzee-Basquiat cover, you'll discover some things you've never seen before (the Beauty & the Beat and Kru-Cut labels to name a few) and re-experience some of your favorites (the De La and Hiero pages are quite nice). There's a lot to get into with neat label and year cataloging and the occasional caption; good for at least half a year worth of dump time reading. Staring at all these 12"s takes me back to the unabashed days when I'd elbow a fellow record shopper out of the way to get to a fresh crate. And for you wannabe designers, I can't stress how much these designs are begging to be hijacked. 160 matte pages with a couple hundred full color examples.