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  • Raising Hellby Ronin Ro

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    The year is 1978. Saturday Night Fever is breaking box office records. All over America kids are racing home to watch Dance Fever , Michael Jackson is poised to become the next major pop star, and in Hollis, Queens, fourteen-year-old Darryl McDaniels?who will one day go by the name D.M.C.?busts his first rhyme: " Apple to the peach, cherry to the... more...

  • The Hip-Hop Underground and African American Cultureby James Braxton Peterson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The underground is a multi-faceted concept in African American culture. Peterson uses Richard Wright, KRS-One, Thelonius Monk, and the tradition of the Underground Railroad to explore the manifestations and the attributes of the underground within the context of a more panoramic picture of African American expressivity within hip-hop. more...

  • Hip Hop Cultureby Emmett G. Price

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 85.00

    Recounts three decades of Hip Hop's evolution, highlighting its defining events, recordings, personalities, movements, and ideas, as well as society's response. This book provides information and insights for students, educators, and those interested in the ways pop culture reflects and shapes our lives. more...

  • Hiding in Hip Hopby Terrance Dean

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 15.00

    Everyone wants to know the truth about their favorite celebrities' heart's desire. Within the masculine culture of Hip Hop and Hollywood, there is a well-known gay subculture that industry insiders are keenly aware of but choose to hide. Terrance Dean worked his way up for more than ten years in the entertainment industry from intern to executive,... 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...

  • The 50th Lawby 50 Cent; Robert Greene

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 15.99

    In The 50 th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a ?bible? for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With intimate stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after... more...

  • How to Rapby Paul Edwards; Kool G Rap

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 10.99

    Examining the dynamics of hip-hop from every region and in every form—mainstream and underground, current and classic—this compelling how-to discusses everything from content and flow to rhythm and delivery in relation to the art and craft of rap. Compiled from the most extensive research on rapping to date, this first-of-its-kind guide delivers... more...

  • Bomb the Suburbsby William Upski Wimsatt

    Soft Skull Press 2008; US$ 13.95

    Should graffiti writers organize to tear up the cities, or should they really be bombing the ‘burbs? That?s the question posed by William Upski Wimsatt in his seminal foray into the world of hip-hop, rap, and street art, and the culture and politics that surround it. But to say that the book deals only with taggers and hip-hop is selling it short.... more...

  • Born to Use Micsby Michael Eric Dyson; Sohail Daulatzai

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 15.95

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

  • The Beatby Kip Lornell; Charles C. Stephenson

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 25.00

    The Beat! was the first book to explore the musical, social, and cultural phenomenon of go-go music. In this new edition, updated by a substantial chapter on the current scene, authors Kip Lornell and Charles C. Stephenson, Jr., place go-go within black popular music made since the middle 1970s--a period during which hip-hop has predominated. This... more...