SoulCulture’s interview with Just Blaze quoted in Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey book

In May 2010 we asked superproducer Just Blaze “What Happened To The Remix?” – who would have thought that that answer would make it’s way into the pages of the colossal 420-page coffee table book Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey Book?

Bound in black leather and described as “the definitive literary and photographic celebration of the groundbreaking culture,” the luxury book features unseen photos by Hip Hop photographer Jonathan Mannion, interviews, essays and profiles on a range of Hip Hop pioneers, legends and players key in the growth and global impact of Hip Hop of Hip-Hop, including Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Run-DMC, Queen Latifah, Will.I.Am, Diddy, 50 Cent and Will Smith.

Afrika Bambaataa penned the book’s intro with a further 150 or so artists contributing commentary, including Cee Lo, Chuck D, Faith Evans, Ice-T, Kool Keith, Method Man, Nelly, ?uestlove and Spinderella.

Watch our interview with Just Blaze below, along with more details on Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey and how to get your hand on it.

The book’s Editor-in-Chief Jordan Sommers comments, “Growing up during the rise of Hip-Hop Culture had a profound effect on me. It became my mission to create an unprecedented tome highlighting its tremendous impact and influence on the world” – after the jump watch an in-depth interview with him looking at the book in greater detail.

“Hip-Hop has been a powerful force since its inception decades ago. This book, Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey offers an extensive and in-depth look at the culture which changed the world and will become an important asset to world history.” –Russell Simmons

Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey officially launches in New York on June 28 and in London on July 28. The book is available now to purchase in the US for a whopping $299.99 and is set for UK release on July 25 (£249.99) – visit for details.