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  • Afeni Shakurby Jasmine Guy

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 15.00

    One of the most visible figures in both the hip-hop and civil rights movements charts her moral and spiritual development in a stirring and poignant memoir spanning five decades. As a child growing up in North Carolina, Alice Faye Williams knew that the most important thing her impoverished family lacked was land; as she puts it, "The land, to live... more...

  • Decodedby Jay-Z

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 26.00

    Expanded edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded.   Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time. more...

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

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 20.99

    Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created. 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... 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

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 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...

  • Ego Trip's Book of Rap Listsby Sacha Jenkins; Elliott Wilson; Jeff Mao; Gabe Alvarez; Brent Rollins

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    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 Lists... 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...

  • Hip Hop and Hip-Hop Danceby Felicia M. Miyakawa; Joseph G. Schloss

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.43

    A history of the development of hip-hop music and dance. This ebook is a static version of an article from Grove Music Online, a continuously updated online resource, offering comprehensive coverage of the world?s music written by leading scholars. For more information, visit www.oxfordmusiconline.com. more...

  • The Boombox Projectby Lyle Owerko

    Abrams 2014; US$ 24.95

    On the heels of the graffiti renaissance comes a vibrant look at an old-school icon that figured prominently in the hip-hop, rock & roll, and punk movements of the 1970s and 80s. The Boombox Project features contemporary fine art portraits of an array of vintage boomboxes, as well as scores of documentary photographs of the people who brought... more...

  • The Hip Hop & Obama Readerby Travis L. Gosa; Erik Nielson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 31.99 US$ 27.51

    The Hip Hop & Obama Reader explores the political, social, and cultural significance of hip hop in the age of Obama. By exploring the contentious and complex interactions between popular culture and contemporary politics, it raises questions about hip hop's changing identity formations, its shifting claims to authenticity, and the extent to which... more...