“Bumping beats in the studio while my older brother and my 3 year old granddaughter take turns trying to colour within the lines. Hip hop generations.” — Rakim, Eric B & Rakim
“Awesome.” — Spinderella, Salt-N-Pepa
“A mix of fun and history lesson at the same time! Thanks for including me.” — Kool Keith, Ultramagnetic MC’s
“Knowledge is a child with a mind and a crayon and they can now use that knowledge to color us in. Thank you for this special way to commemorate us. No gas face given.” — MC Serch, Third Bass
“Top Book” — DJ Mag
“I’m humbled being added to the Hip Hop Coloring Book. Colour me legendary!” — Grandmaster Caz, The Cold Crush Brothers
“I think this may just be the best book ever, even if it hasn’t been coloured in yet… this is clearly the work of a genuine Hip-Hop head and is just as essential a requirement on your shelves as that Stetasonic 12 inch or LL Cool J cassingle is.” — Proper Mag
About the Author
Mark 563 (b. 1976) is a Illustrator and Tattoo artist. Born and raised in England, Mark has a Visual Communications & Graphic Design degree from The Surrey Institute Of Art & Design and moved to Australia in 2005. He has worked as a designer and illustrator for a number of clients ranging from local independent record labels to large corporations, and has been working on his own series of Hip Hop illustrations, entitled “Evolution Of The B-Boy”. Mark 563 is an avid record collector and Hip Hop nerd, and has DJed alongside EPMD, Souls Of Mischief, J-Live, The Rza (WuTang Clan) and many others.
The Hip Hop Coloring Book is a fun activity book for kids and adults, and the latest in Dokument Press’s popular Coloring Book series. The book features a selection of Mark 563’s own illustrative takes on some of Hip Hop’s most important figures, ready to be colored in. The 64 pages are packed with legendary rappers from the East to the West coast, spanning the Golden Era through to today’s rap superstars.