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  • H.N.I.C.by Albert Johnson; Steven Savile

    Akashic Books 2013; US$ 4.99

    Prodigy, from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, launches Infamous Books with a story of loyalty, vengeance, and greed. more...

  • The Plot Against Hip Hop: A Novelby Nelson George

    Akashic Books 2011; US$ 15.99

    A riveting noir novel set in hip hop culture, by best-selling and critically acclaimed author Nelson George. more...

  • Twelve Monthsby Harry Shotta

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.99

    Twelve Month’s is the story of a turbulent year in the life of Harry Shotta. A multi award winning MC who is known for his rapid fire delivery and versatility, this book gives readers an insight into the story behind his ‘Twelve Months’ mixtape. Delving into emotional memories from his childhood and a year which included extreme highs... more...

  • The Lost Treasures of R&Bby Nelson George

    Akashic Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    D Hunter, bodyguard-turned-PI, is back, investigating a murder that lures him into the heart of rhythm-and-blues history. more...

  • The Next Next Levelby Leon Neyfakh

    Melville House 2015; US$ 16.95

    In the tradition of Carl Wilson’s Let’s Talk About Love , an unforgettable account of fame, fandom, and the problem of making art in the twenty-first century In his multi-hyphenate ambitions, the musician who calls himself Juiceboxxx couldn’t be more modern—you might call him a punk rock-rapper-DJ-record executive-energy drink-magnate. Journalist... more...

  • It's Like Thatby Rev. Joseph Simmons Run

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 6.79

    Money, success, and widespread adulation: Run of Run-DMC, one of the first rappers to achieve nationwide recognition and top-selling albums, seemed to have it all in his heyday. But the dizzying effects of fame soon left Run feeling empty and dissatisfied. Stuck in a pit of despair, he went through the motions of his public life while grappling with... more...

  • Hip Hop on Filmby Kimberley Monteyne

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 60.00

    Early hip hop film musicals have either been expunged from cinema history or excoriated in brief passages by critics and other writers. Hip Hop on Film reclaims and reexamines productions such as Breakin’ (1984), Beat Street (1984), and Krush Groove (1985) in order to illuminate Hollywood’s fascinating efforts to incorporate this nascent urban... more...

  • Hip Hop Ain't Deadby Sanford Richmond

    Publish Green 2016; US$ 4.99

    The book, Hip Hop Ain’t Dead: It’s Livin’ In the White House, is about a man, Barack Obama, who made history. By first, becoming the first Black President in the history of the United States, and second, shattering the mold of conventional politics by making hip hop culture his political ally. Obama’s public relationship with hip... more...

  • Killing Poetryby Javon Johnson

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 19.95

    Killing Poetry examines the performance of race as it relates to gender, sexuality, and class in the spoken word communities of Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. Javon Johnson, a renowned slam poet himself, focuses on how slam poets navigate the diverse poetry scenes in which they perform, as part of the larger world they encounter as Black Americans. ... more...

  • This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop Historyby Chuck D

    Octopus 2017; US$ 37.99

    Foreword by Shepard Fairey . If you want to understand our culture. To learn knowledge itself. Truth about the art form of poetry in motion. The struggle of our community through rhyme and rhythm. This is the book that inspired me long before I found my place in hip-hop. The power of self-expression. Unapologetically. Taught by the teacher... more...