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    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.99

    The best and brightest writers of the hip-hop generation reflect upon the era?s landmark album: Nas?s Illmatic more...

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    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    Writing on rock and hip-hop, and the creative tensions between the two, from the best-selling author of Rip It Up and Start Again. more...

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    Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Bring the Noise weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop culture, juxtaposing the voices of many of rock and hip hop?s most provocative artistsóMorrissey, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses, P.J. Harvey, Radioheadówith Reynolds?s own passionate analysis. With... more...

  • Confessions of a Video Vixenby Karrine Steffans

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry?from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life?to the excessive use of drugs, sex... more...

  • Crossing Traditionsby Babacar M'Baye; Alexander Charles Oliver Hall

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 87.99

    In Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts, a wide range of scholarly contributions on the local and global significance of American popular music examines the connections between selected American blues, rock and roll, and hip-hop music and their equivalents from Senegal, Nigeria, England, India, and Mexico.... more...

  • Decodedby Jay-Z

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    Expanded edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded. † Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time. more...

  • Def Jam, Inc.by Stacy Gueraseva; Brett Ratner

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.95

    In the early ?80s, the music industry wrote off hip-hop as a passing fad. Few could or would have predicted that the improvised raps and raw beats busting out of New York City?s urban underclass would one day become a multimillion-dollar business and one of music?s most lucrative genres. Among those few were two visionaries: Russell Simmons, a young... more...

  • Fallin' Upby Taboo; Steve Dennis

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • Global Linguistic Flowsby H. Samy Alim; Awad Ibrahim; Alastair Pennycook

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 56.95

    Located at the intersection of sociolinguistics and Hip Hop Studies, this cutting-edge book moves around the world ? spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas and the European Union ? to explore Hip Hop cultures, youth identities, the politics of language, and the simultaneous processes of globalization and localization. Focusing closely on language,... more...

  • Hiding in Hip Hopby Terrance Dean

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 15.00

    ?If you love Empire , then you must read Terrance Dean?s memoir Hiding in Hip Hop . This is the real story of what it means to be black and gay in Hollywood and the music industry.??Tananarive Due, American Book Award winner, author of Joplin?s Ghost ?If you enjoy Empire , then you must read Terrance Dean?s entertaining, yet, enlightening... more...