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  • 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...

  • Who Shot Ya?by Ernie Paniccioli; Kevin Powell

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Nearly thirty years ago, Ernie Paniccioli, considered by many to be the James Van Der Zee of the hiphop generation, began photographing graffiti art throughout New York City as well as the young people creating it. Armed with a 35-millimeter camera, Paniccioli literally recorded the beginning salvos of hiphop, today the most dominant youth culture... more...

  • BMFby Mara Shalhoup

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    In the early 1990s, Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory and his brother, Terry "Southwest T," rose up from the slums of Detroit to build one of the largest cocaine empires in American history: the Black Mafia Family. After a decade in the drug game, the Flenorys had it all?a fleet of Maybachs, Bentleys and Ferraris, a 500-man workforce operating in six... more...

  • Can't Stop Won't Stopby Jeff Chang

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 17.58

    Hip-hop is now a global multi-billion pound industry. It has spawned superstars all across the world. There have been tie-in clothing lines, TV stations, film companies, cosmetics lines. It even has its own sports, its own art style, its own dialect. It is an all-encompassing lifestyle. But where did hip-hop culture begin? Who created it? How did... more...

  • Deutscher Rap - Eine Kunstform als Manifestation von Gewalt?by Martin Wiegel

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 19.08

    In der HipHop-Kultur spielt das Thema Gewalt eine zentrale Rolle. Die Studie untersucht an Texten deutscher Rapper/Gruppen (u. a. von Advanced Chemistry, Bushido, Curse, Eko Fresh und Kool Savas) die verschiedenen Aspekte der Gewaltdarstellung und ihrer Konsequenzen für die Gesellschaft. Im Zentrum stehen Analysen der Komplexe Rassismus, Ausländerfeindlichkeit,... more...

  • H.N.I.C.by Albert Johnson; Steven Savile

    Akashic Books 2013; US$ 4.99

    Prodigy, from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, launches Infamous Books with a story of loyalty, vengeance, and greed. more...

  • Hip-Hop Revolution in the Fleshby Greg Thomas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    An extended study of the writings of Lil' Kim, the multi-platinum selling Hip Hop artist. Examines Lil' Kim's anti-sexist, gender-defiant and ultra-erotic verse alongside issues of race and the politics of imprisonment. This is the first study to apply the tools of literary criticism to Hip Hop's lyrical writings. more...

  • Hip Hop on Filmby Kimberley Monteyne

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 60.00

    Early hip hop film musicals have either been expunged from cinema history or excoriated in brief passages by critics and other writers. Hip Hop on Film reclaims and reexamines productions such as Breakin' (1984), Beat Street (1984), and Krush Groove (1985) in order to illuminate Hollywood's fascinating efforts to incorporate this nascent urban... more...

  • Hip Hoptionary TMby Alonzo Westbrook

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 14.00

    The bumpin? book for hip-hop disciples (a.k.a. fiends), songwriters, all other writers, pop culture fans, linguists, and parents who are just trying to figure out what their kids are saying. The inventive sounds of hip-hop (which became America?s number two music genre in 2001, outselling country) have echoed far from their Bronx beginnings of twenty... more...

  • A Hip-Hop Storyby Heru Ptah

    MTV Books 2006; US$ 24.99

    The first novel to truly capture the fast and furious world of hip-hop -- one in which the line between art and life is blurred for two ambitious MCs whose battle to be #1 is fought with weapons and words. Rappers Flawless and Hannibal are two talented young men moving toward the same dream: to be the best, to take over the world, to see the big... more...