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  • Rebel Musicby Hisham Aidi

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 29.95

    This fascinating, timely, and important book on the connection between music and political activism among Muslim youth around the world looks at how hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, along with Andalusian and Gnawa music, have become a means of building community and expressing protest in the face of the West?s policies in the War on Terror. Hisham Aidi... more...

  • Confessions of a Video Vixenby Karrine Steffans

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry?from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life?to the excessive use of drugs, sex... more...

  • Empire State of Mindby Zack O'Malley Greenburg; Steve Forbes

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 25.95

    "I'm not a businessman-I'm a business, man." --Jay-Z Some people think Jay-Z is just another rapper. Others see him as just another celebrity/mega-star. The reality is, no matter what you think Jay-Z is, he first and foremost a business. And as much as Martha Stewart or Oprah, he has turned himself into a lifestyle. You can wake up to the... more...

  • Somebody Scream!by Marcus Reeves

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 21.99

    For many African Americans of a certain demographic the sixties and seventies were the golden age of political movements. The Civil Rights movement segued into the Black Power movement which begat the Black Arts movement. Fast forward to 1979 and the release of Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." With the onset of the Reagan years, we begin to see... more...

  • How to Rapby Paul Edwards; Kool G Rap

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 10.99

    Examining the dynamics of hip-hop from every region and in every form—mainstream and underground, current and classic—this compelling how-to discusses everything from content and flow to rhythm and delivery in relation to the art and craft of rap. Compiled from the most extensive research on rapping to date, this first-of-its-kind guide delivers... more...

  • The Dirty Versionby Buddha Monk; Mickey Hess

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    On the tenth anniversary of his death, The Dirty Version is the first biography of hip hop superstar and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol? Dirty Bastard, to be written by someone from his inner circle: his right-hand man and best friend, Buddha Monk. Ol? Dirty Bastard rocketed to fame with the Wu-Tang Clan, the raucous and renegade group... more...

  • The Dirty Versionby Buddha Monk; Mickey Hess

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    On the tenth anniversary of his death, The Dirty Version is the first biography of hip hop superstar and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol? Dirty Bastard, to be written by someone from his inner circle: his right-hand man and best friend, Buddha Monk. Ol? Dirty Bastard rocketed to fame with the Wu-Tang Clan, the raucous and renegade group... more...

  • The Dirty Versionby Buddha Monk; Mickey Hess

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    On the tenth anniversary of his death, The Dirty Version is the first biography of hip hop superstar and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol? Dirty Bastard, to be written by someone from his inner circle: his right-hand man and best friend, Buddha Monk. Ol? Dirty Bastard rocketed to fame with the Wu-Tang Clan, the raucous and renegade group... 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...