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  • Magic Cityby Trick Daddy; Peter Bailey

    MTV Books 2010; US$ 16.00

    ?A thug is someone who stands on his own. He lives by the decisions he makes and accepts the consequences. A thug is comfortable in his own skin. I wear mine like a glove.?  Trick Daddy was born a thug?just a stone?s throw from downtown Miami, yet a world away from its dazzling beauty and sparkling wealth. Where grinding poverty, deadly crime, and... 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...

  • It's Bigger Than Hip Hopby Jr. M.K. Asante

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 15.99

    In It's Bigger Than Hip Hop , M. K. Asante, Jr. looks at the rise of a generation that sees beyond the smoke and mirrors of corporate-manufactured hip hop and is building a movement that will change not only the face of pop culture, but the world. Asante, a young firebrand poet, professor, filmmaker, and activist who represents this movement,... more...

  • Whatever You Say I Amby Anthony Bozza

    Transworld 2010; US$ 14.42

    Eminem is currently the world's biggest and most controversial music star. He has been blasted for what many of his critics regard as overtly homophobic and misogynistic lyrics, and resented both for his record-breaking commercial success and being a white man in a black genre. But Eminem's sheer talent has transcended such condemnation and established... more...

  • Jay-Zby Julius Bailey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Jay-Z is one of America's leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen. This text seeks to situate Jay-Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study. Thirteen essays address such topics as Jay-Z's relevance to African-American oral history, socially responsible hip... more...

  • The Big Paybackby Dan Charnas

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 13.99

    The Big Payback takes readers from the first $15 made by a "rapping DJ" in 1970s New York to the multi-million-dollar sales of the Phat Farm and Roc-a-Wear clothing companies in 2004 and 2007. On this four-decade-long journey from the studios where the first rap records were made to the boardrooms where the big deals were inked, The Big Payback... more...

  • A Hip-Hop Storyby Heru Ptah

    MTV Books 2006; Not Available

    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...

  • Cayendo hacia arribaby Taboo; Steve Dennis

    Touchstone 2011; Not Available

    Taboo, el artista ganador de premios Grammy y cofundador de los Black Eyed Peas, comparte la historia inspiradora de su ascenso desde las calles duras del este de Los Ángeles a la cumbre de la fama internacional. Pocos grupos pueden desear el tipo de éxito global alcanzado por los Black Eyed Peas, batiendo récords y vendiendo más de treinta millones... more...

  • Fallin' Upby Taboo; Steve Dennis

    Touchstone 2011; Not Available

    Taboo, Grammy Award?winning performing artist and founding member of the Black Eyed Peas, shares the inspiring story of his rise from the mean streets of East L.A. to the heights of international fame. Few bands can ever hope to achieve the sort of global success that the record-breaking Black Eyed Peas have attained, selling more than 30 million... more...

  • Hip Hop's Amnesiaby Reiland Rabaka

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 42.99

    What did rap music and hip hop culture inherit from the spirituals, classic blues, ragtime, classic jazz, and bebop? What did rap music and hip hop culture inherit from the Black Women?s Club Movement, New Negro Movement, Harlem Renaissance, Hipster Movement, and Black Muslim Movement? In Hip Hop?s Amnesia award-winning author, spoken-word artist,... more...