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  • The Big Paybackby Dan Charnas

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    The Big Payback takes readers from the first $15 made by a "rapping DJ" in 1970s New York to the multi-million-dollar sales of the Phat Farm and Roc-a-Wear clothing companies in 2004 and 2007. On this four-decade-long journey from the studios where the first rap records were made to the boardrooms where the big deals were inked, The Big Payback... more...

  • Can't Stop Won't Stopby Jeff Chang; D.J. Kool Herc

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic... more...

  • The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Musicby Paul Edwards

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    In 1973, the music scene was forever changed by the emergence of hip-hop. Masterfully blending the rhythmic grooves of funk and soul with layered beats and chanted rhymes, artists such as DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash paved the way for an entire new genre and generation of musicians. In this comprehensive, accessible guide, Paul Edwards breaks... more...

  • Heaven's Promiseby Paolo Hewitt; Irvine Welsh

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 7.28

    Description London, 1988, and the winds of change are blowing through the city, kicking up a storm. A gal pregnant and a DJ running for cover. The birth of the e generation and a race riot erupting. The Sheriff is trying to talk to Prince and Sammy the Foot is dancing up a treat. Everything was Tuesday until she quit without an explanation whilst... more...

  • Hey Ya!by Chris Nickson

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 8.99

    A biography of the world renowned music group OutKast. more...

  • And It Don't Stopby Raquel Cepeda; Nelson George

    Faber & Faber 2004; US$ 30.99

    In September 1979, there was a cosmic shift that went unnoticed by the majority of mainstream America. This shift was triggered by the release of the Sugarhill Gang's single, Rapper's Delight . Not only did it usher rap music into the mainstream's consciousness, it brought us the word "hip-hop." And It Don't Stop , edited by the award winning journalist... more...

  • Close to the Edgeby Sujatha Fernandes

    Verso Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    ?Fernandes brilliantly captures the moment when a global generation curved toward a unifying language and culture and found something that was both much more and much less than what it was searching for. Close to the Edge is a beautifully told tale of the collective and the personal, the cultural and political?a classic of hip hop writing and a poignant... more...

  • Ego Trip'sby Sacha Jenkins; Elliott Wilson; Jeff Mao; Gabe Alvarez; Brent Rollins

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists is more popular than racism!   Hip hop is huge, and it's time someone wrote it all down. And got it all right. With over 25 aggregate years of interviews, and virtually every hip hop single, remix and album ever recorded at their disposal, the highly respected Ego Trip staff are the ones to do it. The Book of Rap... more...

  • Pulse of the Peopleby Lakeyta M. Bonnette

    Walter de Gruyter 2015; US$ 75.00

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hopby Justin A. Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    This Companion covers the hip-hop elements, methods of studying hip-hop, and case studies from Nerdcore to Turkish-German and Japanese hip-hop. more...