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- Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 30.38
The long-awaited memoir from legendary rapper Nas, one of the most famous - and enigmatic - stars of the hip-hop generation. With the release of his 1994 debut album, Illmatic , Nas was immediately lauded as rap royalty. After over two decades he remains one of the most admired, successful, and misunderstood figures in the business. In... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 19.50
After the Beastie Boys and Vanilla Ice, but before Eminem, there was "Hot Karl," the Jewish kid from the L.A. suburbs who became a rap battling legend--and then almost became a star When 12-year old Jensen Karp got his first taste of rapping for crowds at his friend's Bat Mitzvah in 1991, little did he know that he was taking his first step on a... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2001; US$ 14.99
Russell Simmons, the original and eternal hip-hop mogul, is one of the most innovative and influential figures in modern American business and culture. When no one outside of inner-city New York had even heard of hip-hop, Simmons saw the seeds of a global force that would change the way people talk, dress, listen to music, and choose the heroes they... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Pocket Books 2007; US$ 16.95
As the mother of hip-hop superstar Kanye West, Donda West has watched her son grow from a brilliant baby boy with all the intimations of fame and fortune to one of the hottest rappers on the music scene. And she has every right to be proud: she raised her son with strong moral values, teaching him right from wrong and helping him become the man he... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99
This titillating exposÚ chronicles the personal and professional adventures of this tabloid-laden socialite, dispelling some rumors, while confirming others. Diaries unveils the heavily shrouded Hollywood backrooms and its coveted secrets. Offering her ardent fans answers to burning questions and presenting lessons learned, this book will surely not... more...
- 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...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 14.99
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...
- 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.? áTrick 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...