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

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Sacha Jenkins -much like rap great KRS One-is hip hip. Sachy-Sach, his sister Dominiqe, and their artistically inclined, Haitian-born mom-dukes, Monart, moved to Astoria, Queens, NY from Silver Springs, MD in the summer of 1977. Their Philadelphia, PA-reared, filmmaking/Emmy Award-winning pop-dukes, Horace was already living in NYC at the time... 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

    Hip Hop and Hip-Hop Dance: Grove Music Essentials is a static version of an article from Grove Music Online, the ultimate authority on all aspects of music worldwide. Grove Music Online is 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 Dead Emcee Scrollsby Saul Williams

    MTV Books 2006; US$ 14.99

    "A profound poet who inspires us. He challenges us to be individuals." -- Russell Simmons 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...

  • Queens Reigns Supremeby Ethan Brown

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.95

    Based on police wiretaps and exclusive interviews with drug kingpins and hip-hop insiders, this is the untold story of how the streets and housing projects of southeast Queens took over the rap industry. For years, rappers from Nas to Ja Rule have hero-worshipped the legendary drug dealers who dominated Queens in the 1980s with their violent crimes... more...

  • Trikstaby Nik Cohn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.95

    Acclaimed music writer Nik Cohn?s love of hip-hop goes back to its beginnings, and his love of New Orleans even further, to when he passed through the Big Easy on tour with The Who and discovered a place with a magic that never failed to seize him. On the surface he?s the least likely candidate for a rap impresario. But with his signature charm and... more...

  • The Tao of Wuby The RZA

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    A unique book of wisdom and experience that reaches from the most violent slums of New York City to the highest planes of spiritual thought by the RZA, founder of the Wu-Tang Clan andhip-hop's most exalted wise man. The RZA, the Abbot of the Wu-Tang Clan and hip-hop culture's most dynamic genius, imparts the lessons he's learned on the journey... more...

  • Notorious C.O.P.by Derrick Parker; Matt Diehl

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 18.99

    Throughout his career, Derrick Parker worked on some of the biggest criminal cases in rap history, from the shooting at Club New York, where Derrick personally escorted Jennifer Lopez to police headquarters, to the first shooting of Tupac Shakur. Always straddling the fence between "po-po" and NYPD outsider, Derrick threatened police tradition... more...