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  • Hip-Hop Revolution in the Fleshby Greg Thomas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Whatever You Say I Amby Anthony Bozza

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.95

    does eminem matter? On assignment for his first cover story for Rolling Stone, the very first national cover story on Eminem, Anthony Bozza met a young blond kid, a rapper who would soon take the country by storm. But back in 1999, Eminem was just beginning to make waves among suburban white teenagers as his first single, ?My Name Is,? went into heavy... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Whatever You Say I Amby Anthony Bozza

    Transworld 2010; US$ 14.01

    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...