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- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 24.95
The first reference book all about the business side of gospel and urban music. Hip-hop and R&B hold 25 percent of the consumer music market. Another 20 percent is held by religious (gospel and Christian) music, soul, disco, dance, and jazz. Here?s the first reference book to offer sound business and legal advice specifically tailored to these areas... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 26.00
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...
- 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...
- Atria Books 2011; US$ 16.00
From the hip hop icon, Hollywood star, and ?a true artist and writer of deep talent? (James McBride, author of The Color of Water )?a candid, New York Times bestselling memoir ranging from his childhood on Chicago?s South side and his emergence as one of rap?s biggest names. Common has earned a reputation in the hip-hop world as a conscious... more...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57
An anthology of writings spanning Simon Reynolds's extraordinary career as a music writer, Bring the Noise weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop culture. Bring the Noise juxtaposes the voices of many of rock and rap's most provocative artists - Morrissey, Public Enemy,... more...
- Melville House 2011; US$ 22.95
The history of the vocoder: how popular music hijacked the Pentagon's speech scrambling weapon The vocoder, invented by Bell Labs in 1928, once guarded phones from eavesdroppers during World War II; by the Vietnam War, it was repurposed as a voice-altering tool for musicians, and is now the ubiquitous voice of popular music. In How to Wreck a... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 3.99
Are you a fan of rap and hip hop? Are you familiar with artists such as Snoop Dog, Ice T and Lil Kim? Can you name all the trailblazing rappers and singers and their hits? If so, you will enjoy trying to answer the 100 quick questions in The Rap & Hip Hop Quiz Book. For which album did Dizzee Rascal win the 2003 Mercury Prize? What was the name... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 16.99
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 artistsMorrissey, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses, P.J. Harvey, Radioheadwith Reynolds?s own passionate analysis. With... more...
- Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 29.99
Hip Hop Africa explores a new generation of Africans who are not only consumers of global musical currents, but also active and creative participants. Eric Charry and an international group of contributors look carefully at youth culture and the explosion of hip hop in Africa, the embrace of other contemporary genres, including reggae, ragga, and... more...