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  • Hip Hop Americaby Nelson George

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 15.00

    Now with a new introduction by the author, Hip Hop America is the definitive account of the society-altering collision between black youth culture and the mass media. more...

  • Hey Ya!by Chris Nickson

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Dead Emcee Scrollsby Saul Williams

    MTV Books 2006; US$ 14.99

    In the underground labyrinths of New York City's subway system, beneath the third rail of a long forgotten line, Saul Williams discovered scrolls of aged yellowish-brown paper rolled tightly into a can of spray paint. His quest to decipher this mystical ancient text resulted in a primal understanding of the power hip-hop has to teach us about ourselves... more...

  • Rap-Upby Devin Lazerine; Cameron Lazerine

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    In this fun, edgy, and essential guide, the editors of today's hottest music magazine give you the ultimate, all-access pass to the exciting world of hip-hop and contemporary R&B. From the megaselling songs to the biggest stars to the most outrageous scandals, RAP-UP gives you a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at the revolutionary music that's... more...

  • Keep the Faith: A Memoirby Faith Evans; Aliya S. King

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    It's been over ten years since Big was killed. I grieved for him for a very long time. And then, as time passed, the icy wall of grief surrounding my heart began to thaw and I began to heal. I remarried, had more children, and continued to record and release more music. I continued to live my life. And while I can never discount the time I spent with... more...

  • The Adventures of Grandmaster Flashby Grandmaster Flash; David Ritz

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 22.95

    A no-holds-barred memoir from the primary architect of hip hop and one of the culture's most revered music icons?both the tale of his life and legacy and a testament to dogged determination. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five fomented the musical revolution known as hip hop. Theirs was a groundbreaking union between one DJ and five rapping MCs.... more...