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  • Dated Emceesby Chinaka Hodge

    City Lights Publishers 2016; US$ 13.99

    Hip Hop's larger-than-life emcees and famous couples inspire spoken word couplets, sonnets and prosepoems. Fiercely intelligent, emotionally packed, righteously feminist. more...

  • Kanye West Owes Me $300by Jensen Karp

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 26.00

    ?Kanye West Owes Me $300  might be the funniest rap memoir ever.? ?LA Weekly After 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 bar mitzvah... 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...

  • Hip-Hop Turntablism, Creativity and Collaborationby Sophy Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Armed only with turntables, a mixer and a pile of records, hip-hop DJs and turntable musicians have changed the face of music. However, whilst hip-hop has long been recognised as an influential popular culture both culturally and sociologically, hip-hop music is rarely taken seriously as an artistic genre. Hip-Hop Turntablism, Creativity and Collaboration... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriterby Katherine Williams; Justin A. Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This Companion explores the historical and theoretical contexts of the singer-songwriter tradition, and includes case studies of singer-songwriters from Thomas d'Urfey through to Kanye West. more...

  • F--k Ivy and Everything Elseby Mark McNairy

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 19.99

    The renowned designer?s views on dressing and behaving well: Ivy League meets street, sartorial rules are made and broken in this must-have style guide for traditionalists and hipsters alike, filled with Mark McNairy?s humorous, sometimes snarky, spot-on observations. With a Foreword by Nick Wooster. Supported by a powerful cult following of dedicated,... more...

  • The Healing Power of Hip Hopby Raphael Travis

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    In The Healing Power of Hip Hop , Raphael Travis Jr. offers a passionate look into existing tensions aligned with Hip Hop and demonstrates the beneficial quality it can have empowering its audience. His unique perspective takes Hip Hop out of the negative light and shows readers how Hip Hop has benefited the Black community. Organized to first... more...

  • The Hip Hop & Obama Readerby Travis L. Gosa; Erik Nielson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 31.99 US$ 27.51

    The Hip Hop & Obama Reader explores the political, social, and cultural significance of hip hop in the age of Obama. By exploring the contentious and complex interactions between popular culture and contemporary politics, it raises questions about hip hop's changing identity formations, its shifting claims to authenticity, and the extent to which... more...

  • The Periodic Table of HIP HOPby Neil Kulkarni

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 14.09

    Welcome to The Periodic Table of Hip Hop. Instead of hydrogen to helium, here you'll find James Brown to Kanye West - 94 artists that have defined Hip Hop arranged following the logic of The Periodic Table of Elements. MCs, DJs, rappers and producers are the elements here, and this expert guide orders them to reveal their contrasts and connections,... more...

  • The Book of Lukeby Luther Campbell

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.99

    Born in Miami's notorious Liberty City, Luther Campbell witnessed poverty, despair, and crime firsthand. His uncle Ricky did not want him trapped by the "invisible chains" of systemic racism, so Ricky schooled him on the necessity of a black man running his own life, controlling his livelihood, and owning property. Embracing these lessons, Campbell... more...