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  • Heaven's Promiseby Paolo Hewitt

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 1.99

    Description London, 1988, and the winds of change are blowing through the city, kicking up a storm. A gal pregnant and a DJ running for cover. The birth of the e generation and a race riot erupting. The Sheriff is trying to talk to Prince and Sammy the Foot is dancing up a treat. Everything was Tuesday until she quit without an explanation whilst a... more...

  • The Periodic Table of HIP HOPby Neil Kulkarni

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 14.09

    Welcome to The Periodic Table of Hip Hop. Instead of hydrogen to helium, here you'll find James Brown to Kanye West - 94 artists that have defined Hip Hop arranged following the logic of The Periodic Table of Elements. MCs, DJs, rappers and producers are the elements here, and this expert guide orders them to reveal their contrasts and connections,... more...

  • The Chican@ Hip Hop Nationby Pancho McFarland

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 31.95

    The population of Mexican-origin peoples in the United States is a diverse one, as reflected by age, class, gender, sexuality, and religion. Far from antiquated concepts of mestizaje, recent scholarship has shown that Mexican@/Chican@ culture is a mixture of indigenous, African, and Spanish and other European peoples and cultures. No one reflects... more...

  • Quicklet on The Best Tupac Songs: Lyrics and Analysisby Acamea Deadwiler

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 2.99

    Tupac Amaru Shakur was not just a rapper; he was a modern-day poet. He even released a very well-written book of poetry, The Rose that Grew From Concrete. He was so much more than an entertainer, so much more than a rhyme spitter. The emotion and heart felt behind Tupac's lyrics is what endeared him to fans. The artist seemed to rap from his very... more...

  • The Healing Power of Hip Hopby Raphael Travis

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    In The Healing Power of Hip Hop , Raphael Travis Jr. offers a passionate look into existing tensions aligned with Hip Hop and demonstrates the beneficial quality it can have empowering its audience. His unique perspective takes Hip Hop out of the negative light and shows readers how Hip Hop has benefited the Black community. Organized to first... more...

  • This Is Grimeby Hattie Collins; Olivia Rose

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 31.99

    13 years ago, from the depths of Bow E3, the voice of a generation emerged. It was dark, it was angry, it was loud, it was unapologetic. It was provocative and fiercely independent. It was the brittle sound of disillusionment, resentment and despair, but also the voice of hope... This Is Grime. Written by Hattie Collins ( i-D , the... more...

  • Dated Emceesby Chinaka Hodge

    City Lights Publishers 2016; US$ 13.99

    Hip Hop's larger-than-life emcees and famous couples inspire spoken word couplets, sonnets and prosepoems. Fiercely intelligent, emotionally packed, righteously feminist. more...

  • Hip-Hop Turntablism, Creativity and Collaborationby Sophy Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Armed only with turntables, a mixer and a pile of records, hip-hop DJs and turntable musicians have changed the face of music. However, whilst hip-hop has long been recognised as an influential popular culture both culturally and sociologically, hip-hop music is rarely taken seriously as an artistic genre. Hip-Hop Turntablism, Creativity and Collaboration... more...

  • The Official Radio 6 Music Quiz Bookby Nick Holt; Lauren Laverne

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.09

    BBC Radio 6 Music is the place for alternative music ? and this is the quiz for its fans. From indie pop and iconic rock to trip hop, electronica and dance, these questions will test your knowledge of the last 60 years of floor-fillers, cult classics and the best B-sides to the limit. Including dedicated quizzes on your favourite 6 Music shows,... more...

  • Australian Indigenous Hip Hopby Chiara Minestrelli

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book investigates the discursive and performative strategies employed by Australian Indigenous rappers to make sense of the world and establish a position of authority over their identity and place in society. Focusing on the aesthetics, the language, and the performativity of Hip Hop, this book pays attention to the life stance, the philosophy,... more...