For as long as I’ve known him, Evan Auerbach aka Ev Boogie of UpNorthTrips has wanted to turn his passion for archiving hip-hop history into a book. We’ve had countless discussions about it throughout the past six years of our friendship, so to watch his hard work pay off truly makes me proud.
For No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999, Ev teamed up with legendary DJ/radio personality Stretch Armstrong to compile a definitive collection of classic nightlife flyers from the pre-social media era of New York City, when buzz spread hand-to-hand. For hip-hop heads, it’s filled with gems—A Tribe Called Quest and Jay Z album release parties, Funkmaster Flex nights at The Tunnel, Eric B. and Rakim live at The Muse, and the list goes on. And trust, it’s bigger than just hip-hop—this book encapsulates it all.
Do yourself a favor and cop before it sells out on Amazon, again. Or pick it up at your nearest Barnes and Noble. It will look dope on your coffee table, and will also make for a great holiday gift.
Get it now, here.