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  • The Book of Lukeby Luther Campbell; Tanner Colby

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 15.99

    The raw and powerful true story of how one man invented Southern Hip-Hop, saved the First Amendment, and became a role model for his disenfranchised Miami neighborhood?living proof that one person can make a difference in the world. A rap artist, wealthy musical entrepreneur, high school coach, and involved, active citizen?Luther Campbell?s life... more...

  • The Lost Treasures of R&Bby Nelson George

    Akashic Books 2015; US$ 15.95

    Nelson George is an author, filmmaker, and lifelong resident of Brooklyn. His novels include the first two in his D Hunter mystery series, The Accidental Hunter and The Plot Against Hip Hop . Among his many nonfiction works are The Death of Rhythm & Blues , Hip Hop America , the recently published The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and... more...

  • Heaven's Promiseby Paolo Hewitt; Irvine Welsh

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 7.28

    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... more...

  • The Story of The Streetsby Mike Skinner

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.38

    **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...

  • How to Rapby Paul Edwards

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 20.78

    A first of its kind collection, How to Rap is an insightful and intelligent breakdown of the elements of rap for anyone wanting to learn the art form or understand the principles behind it. Author Paul Edwards examines the dynamics of hip hop from every region and in every form - mainstream, underground, current and classic - looking in particular... more...

  • From Pieces to Weightby 50 Cent; Kris Ex

    MTV Books 2005; US$ 16.00

    GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' That's what this book is about--the good times and the bad times. I wrote this book to explain the world I come from. To a lot of people, I may be too young to reflect on life. And they may be right. But I'd be wasting my blessings if I didn't use the attention I'm getting to shed light on the experiences that have caused... more...

  • It's No Secretby Carmen Bryan

    MTV Books 2006; US$ 14.00

    Carmen Bryan is no stranger to the rap world. Not only did she work at Def Jam and Capitol Records but she shares a daughter with hip-hop superstar Nas -- a relationship made extremely public through Nas's celebrity status, rap lyrics, and the ever-present media. Now, in It's No Secret , a strong, resilient Carmen bares all, telling her side of the... more...

  • All about the Beatby John McWhorter

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 20.00

    The bestselling commentator, hailed for his frank and fearless arguments on race, imparts a scathing look at the hypocrisy of hip-hop?and why its popularity proves that black America must overhaul its politics. One of the most outspoken voices in America?s cultural dialogues, John McWhorter can always be counted on to provide provocative viewpoints... more...

  • Through the Wireby Kanye West; Bill Plympton

    Atria Books 2009; US$ 22.00

    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...

  • Desi Rapby Ajay Nair; Murali Balaji

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 32.99

    Desi Rap explores the connection between South Asian Americans and hip-hop as both a sociopolitical/cultural movement and performative identity. This groundbreaking collection of essays is the first book of its kind to interrogate ideas about ownership of culture while asserting the distinctness of South Asian American identity that has come through... more...