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  • The Men Behind Def Jam: The Radical Rise of Russell Simmons and Rick Rubinby Alex Ogg

    Music Sales 2009; US$ 9.99

    The Def Jam label gave America hip hop. But who gave America Def Jam? Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin did. The Men Behind Def Jam examines the most unlikely history of the legendary label that started life in a student dorm and went on to introduce the world to LL Cool J , the Beastie Boys , Public Enemy , DMX and Jay-Z . Hustler-incarnate... more...

  • Eminem - Story und Songs kompaktby Peter Doggett

    Music Sales 2010; US$ 7.45

    Ein absolutes Muss für jeden Fan! Alle Hintergründe und Geschichten zu jedem Album und zu jedem Lied des berühmten Ausnahmekünstlers Eminem. Erfahre die Storys, die sich hinter den Liedern verbergen und was sich bei den Aufnahmen abspielte! more...

  • In Search of Soulby Alejandro Nava

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    In Search of Soul explores the meaning of “soul” in sacred and profane incarnations, from its biblical origins to its central place in the rich traditions of black and Latin history. Surveying the work of writers, artists, poets, musicians, philosophers and theologians, Alejandro Nava shows how their understandings of the “soul” revolve around narratives... more...

  • Break Beats in the Bronxby Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    The origin story of hip-hop—one that involves Kool Herc DJing a house party on Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx—has become received wisdom. But Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr. argues that the full story remains to be told. In vibrant prose, he combines never-before-used archival material with searching questions about the symbolic boundaries that have divided our... more...

  • The Dark Story of Eminemby Nick Hasted

    Music Sales 2011; US$ 12.75

    The Dark Story of Eminem is the best-selling, ground-breaking biography of Marshall Mathers, tracing his fierce rise from the schools and factories of Detroit to global superstardom – Now updated to investigate the violent death of his best friend Proof, his debilitating drug addiction, four-year disappearance from the public view and his triumphant... more...

  • Kanye West: God & Monsterby Mark Beaumont

    Music Sales 2015; US$ 13.99

    God & Monster is the ultimate profile of the world’s most controversial superstar: Kanye West. Kanye revolutionised hip-hop with his debut album The College Dropout and has collaborated with the biggest names in the music industry. Yet this has been consistently overshadowed by controversy. God & Monster exposes the duality of his life, lifting... more...

  • Original Gangstasby Ben Westhoff

    Hachette Books 2016; US$ 20.00

    "Raw, authoritative, and unflinching ... An elaborately detailed, darkly surprising, definitive history of the LA gangsta rap era."--- Kirkus , starred review A monumental, revealing narrative history about the legendary group of artists at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur. Amid rising... more...

  • Hip Hoptionary TMby Alonzo Westbrook

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 14.00

    The bumpin’ book for hip-hop disciples (a.k.a. fiends), songwriters, all other writers, pop culture fans, linguists, and parents who are just trying to figure out what their kids are saying. The inventive sounds of hip-hop (which became America’s number two music genre in 2001, outselling country) have echoed far from their Bronx beginnings of twenty... more...

  • Life and Defby Russell Simmons

    Crown/Archetype 2001; US$ 14.99

    Russell Simmons, the original and eternal hip-hop mogul, is one of the most innovative and influential figures in modern American business and culture. When no one outside of inner-city New York had even heard of hip-hop, Simmons saw the seeds of a global force that would change the way people talk, dress, listen to music, and choose the heroes they... more...

  • A Hip-Hop Storyby Heru Ptah

    MTV Books 2006; US$ 2.99

    The first novel to truly capture the fast and furious world of hip-hop -- one in which the line between art and life is blurred for two ambitious MCs whose battle to be #1 is fought with weapons and words. Rappers Flawless and Hannibal are two talented young men moving toward the same dream: to be the best, to take over the world, to see the big... more...