Just on time for his Birthday, a book long in the making, through 90 interviews with PHriends and PHamily, with historical photos and a foreword by Bust Rhymes, is finally going for preorder. ROCK, ROCK ON started out as a written documentary about the making of the album Orange Moon Over Brooklyn, but as author Brian Kayser interviewed more and more members of PH’s family, best friends and musical collaborators, it morphed into an homage to Robert Diaz the man, the mentor, the MC.
It’s been 6 years since PH ascended and became one with the Orange Moon that he loved to rap about, now forever watching over us all. Pre-order the book ROCK, ROCK, ROCK ON – The Robert “PH” Diaz Story and join us in a toast to the Underground King, on his birthday!
Rock, Rock, Rock On’s title is inspired by PH’s classic “Rock On,” an ode not just to hip-hop but to the everyday grinders who continue to represent hip-hop to the fullest. With in-depth detail, Rock, Rock, Rock On spans the incredible career of PH, tracing his roots in underground showcases and battles in the ’90s, his time at Makin’ Records, becoming a father and husband, recording the classic album Orange Moon Over Brooklyn, reemerging and reinventing battle culture as we know it, being the first MC to have a street named after him, and so much more.
Interviewees include his family, longtime collaborators and friends including Immortal Technique, Jean Grae, Poison Pen, Marco Polo, Dizaster, Bad Seed, LR Blitzkrieg, GMS, Organik, Tonedeff, PackFM, Substantial, Swave Sevah, NEMS, Mecca, Block McCloud, Mr. Metaphor, DJ DP-One, Wordsworth, Supastition, Lush One, Lexx Luthor, Screem, Okwerdz, El Da Sensei, Thirstin Howl the Third, Steele, Bobbito, and many others.
Busta Rhymes wrote the foreword to Rock, Rock, Rock On, where he says, “This is all a testament to who he really was, especially from all the uncut love from the people.”
Rock, Rock, Rock On clocks in at over 400 pages and will ship in early November. All proceeds to benefit the Diaz family.
The books will be shipped out in the fall and the ebook will will come to international fans through Amazon, a little later. If you live outside the US and want a physical copy, fill this out:
For any additional inquiries, please reach out to profilewild @ gmail.com.
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Stay tuned for some music coming soon!
MCMI Forever! PH Forever! Salute!!