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  • Diary of a Madmanby Brad "Scarface" Jordan; Benjamin Meadows Ingram

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.99

    One of Rolling Stone ’s Best Music Books of 2015 From Geto Boys legend and renowned storyteller Scarface, comes a passionate memoir about how hip-hop changed the life of a kid from the south side of Houston, and how he rose to the top-and ushered in a new generation of rap dominance. 
Scarface is the celebrated rapper whose hits include "On My... more...

  • The Book of Lukeby Luther Campbell

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 12.99

    Born in Miami's notorious Liberty City, Luther Campbell witnessed poverty, despair, and crime firsthand. His uncle Ricky did not want him trapped by the "invisible chains" of systemic racism, so Ricky schooled him on the necessity of a black man running his own life, controlling his livelihood, and owning property. Embracing these lessons, Campbell... more...

  • Black, Blanc, Beurby Alain-Philippe Durand

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    Black, Blanc, Beur is about the emergence and growing notoriety of rap music and hip-hop culture in the French-speaking world (France, Quebec, and Western Africa). It provides an introduction to many forms of expression of hip-hop cultures (rap music, hip-hop dance, and graffiti/tagging). In addition to a foreword by Adam Krims, a noted rap authority,... more...

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

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 6.79

    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$ 18.89

    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$ 11.19

    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

    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$ 23.99

    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...

  • Hip Hop at Europe's Edgeby Adriana N. Helbig; Milosz Miszczynski

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    Responding to the development of a lively hip hop culture in Central and Eastern European countries, this interdisciplinary study demonstrates how a universal model of hip hop serves as a contextually situated platform of cultural exchange and becomes locally inflected. After the Soviet Union fell, hip hop became popular in urban environments in the... more...