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  • Far From Overby Dalton Higgins

    ECW Press 2012; US$ 12.95

    The first biography of superstar rapper Drake At a time when album sales were plummeting, Drake?s 2010 debut album, Thank Me Later, went platinum, hit number one on the Billboard 200 chart, and spawned numerous Top 10 hits including "Over," "Best I Ever Had," and "Find Your Love." His sophomore release, Take Care, also... more...

  • Other People's Propertyby Jason Tanz

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    Over the last quarter-century hip-hop has grown from an esoteric form of African-American expression to become the dominant form of American popular culture. Today, Snoop Dogg shills for Chrysler and white kids wear Fubu, the black-owned label whose name stands for "For Us, By Us." This is not the first time that black music has been appreciated, adopted,... more...

  • Straight from the Sourceby Kim Osorio

    MTV Books 2008; Not Available

    Kim Osorio had a front-row seat for the biggest beefs, battles, and blow-ups in hip-hop. As the first female editor-in-chief of The Source , she had come up. From her corner office, Kim got the goods on hip-hop's hottest names: Jay-Z, Nas, 50 Cent, Lil' Kim. She developed close -- sometimes intimate -- relationships with the artists she exposed... more...

  • Through the Wireby Kanye West; Bill Plympton

    Atria Books 2009; Not Available

    This is a rare partnership between two geniuses at the top of their crafts -- Kanye West, who was named "the smartest man in hip-hop" by Time magazine, and Bill Plympton, an Academy Award-nominated animator, cartoonist, and illustrator. Through the Wire is a graphic memoir that illustrates the lyrics of twelve Kanye West songs to tell his... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    For fans of Jay Z?s Decoded and DMX?s E.A.R.L., an eloquent, passionate, and entertaining memoir from the legendary godfather of Southern rap and front man of the Geto Boys about growing up in Houston, the roots and influences of Southern hip-hop, and how he rose to the top of the burgeoning rap scene. Scarface is the celebrated rapper whose... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 21.99

    For fans of Jay Z?s Decoded and DMX?s E.A.R.L., an eloquent, passionate, and entertaining memoir from the legendary godfather of Southern rap and front man of the Geto Boys about growing up in Houston, the roots and influences of Southern hip-hop, and how he rose to the top of the burgeoning rap scene. Scarface is the celebrated rapper whose... 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 Story of The Streetsby Mike Skinner

    Transworld 2012; US$ 12.71

    **WINNER OF THE NME BEST BOOK AWARD** 'This book is going to try and get as close as possible to the full story of what informed the noise of The Streets. Obviously that's something I should be fairly well-qualified to know about, and I'm going to be as honest as the publisher's lawyers will allow.' With the 2001... more...

  • The Dirty Versionby Buddha Monk; Mickey Hess

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • 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...