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  • 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...

  • The Book of Lukeby Luther Campbell

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Heaven's Promiseby Paolo Hewitt; Irvine Welsh

    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...