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H.N.I.C.

by Albert Johnson & Steven Savile Infamous Books (July 16, 2013)

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


Ego Trip's

by Sacha Jenkins, Elliott Wilson, Jeff Mao & Gabe Alvarez et al. St. Martin's Griffin (March 24, 2014)

Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists is more popular than racism!

Hip hop is huge, and it's time someone wrote it all down. And got it all right. With over 25 aggregate years of interviews, and virtually every hip hop...


The Dirty Version

by Buddha Monk & Mickey Hess Dey Street Books (November 04, 2014)

On the tenth anniversary of his death, The Dirty Version is the first biography of hip hop superstar and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, to be written by someone from his inner circle:...


Black, Blanc, Beur: Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture in the Francophone World

by Alain-Philippe Durand Scarecrow Press (October 16, 2002)

Black, Blanc, Beur is about the emergence and growing notoriety of rap music and hip-hop culture in the French-speaking world (France, Quebec, and Western Africa). It provides an introduction to many forms of...


Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts

by Babacar M'Baye & Alexander Charles Oliver Hall Scarecrow Press (July 12, 2013)

In Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts, a wide range of scholarly contributions on the local and global significance of American popular music examines the connections between...


Raw

by Lamont "U-God" Hawkins Macmillan Audio (March 05, 2018)

A PERFECT COMPANION READ TO THE SHOWTIME DOCUMENTARY, WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN

The explosive, never-before-told story behind the historic rise of the Wu-Tang Clan, as told by one of its founding members,...


JAY-Z

by Michael Eric Dyson, Nick Cannon & Pharrell Macmillan Audio (November 25, 2019)

This program is read by the author, and includes an introduction written by Pharrell, and read by Nick Cannon.

"Dyson's incisive analysis of JAY-Z's brilliance not only offers a brief history of hip-hop's critical...


War Child

by Emmanuel Jal & Ademola Adeyemo Macmillan Audio (February 02, 2009)

In the mid-1980s, Emmanuel Jal was a seven year old Sudanese boy, living in a small village with his parents, aunts, uncles, and siblings. But as Sudan's civil war moved closer?with the Islamic government seizing...


Classic Material

by Oliver Wang, ed., Angel Largay, Oliver Wang & Dante Ross Ecw Press (May 04, 2003)

With over 40 unique reviews covering 60 landmark hip-hop albums, Classic Material proves that there is no lack of intelligent commentary and criticism on rap music. Written by an impressive team of North America's...


The Butterfly Effect

by Marcus J. Moore Atria Books (October 13, 2020)

This first cultural biography of rap superstar and “master of storytelling” (The New Yorker) Kendrick Lamar explores his meteoric rise to fame and his profound impact on a racially fraught America?perfect...


Look at Me!

by Jonathan Reiss Hachette Books (February 03, 2020)

A compelling biography of SoundCloud sensation and rising star XXXTENTACION -- from his candid songwriting and connection with fans to his tragic death.

At the age of twenty, rapper Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy-aka XXXTENTACION-was...


Not Afraid

by Anthony Bozza Da Capo Press (November 04, 2019)

THE SEQUEL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WHATEVER YOU SAY I AM, CHRONICLING THE PAST TWENTY YEARS OF RAPPER EMINEM'S LIFE, BASED ON EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH THE ARTIST, HIS FRIENDS, AND ASSOCIATES"A passionate...


The Gospel of Hip Hop

by Krs-One powerHouse Books (April 16, 2013)

The Gospel of Hip Hop: First Instrument, the first book from the I Am Hip Hop, is the philosophical masterwork of KRS ONE. Set in the format of the Christian Bible, this 800-plus-page opus is a life-guide manual...


Three Kings

by Zack O’Malley Greenburg & Matt Amendt Hachette Book Group (March 06, 2018)

Tracing the careers of hip-hop?s three most dynamic stars, this deeply reported history brilliantly examines the entrepreneurial genius of the first musician tycoons: Diddy, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z

Being successful...


Original Gangstas

by Ben Westhoff & J. D. Jackson Hachette Books (September 13, 2016)

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 gang violence, the crack...


Signifying Rappers

by David Foster Wallace, Mark Costello & Robert Petkoff Hachette Book Group (July 23, 2013)

Living together in Cambridge in 1989, David Foster Wallace and longtime friend Mark Costello discovered that they shared "an uncomfortable, somewhat furtive, and distinctively white enthusiasm for a certain...


We Flow Hard

by Mason Levey, Sarah Levey & Emily Didonato Running Press Adult (January 01, 2018)

Y7 Studios co-founders Sarah and Mason Levey bring their sweat-dripping, beat-bumping practice to readers with We Flow Hard, a fitness and lifestyle book from the original hip-hop yoga studio.

Y7 embodies a...


3 Kings

by Zack O'Malley Greenburg Little, Brown and Company (March 05, 2018)

Tracing the careers of hip-hop's three most dynamic stars, this deeply reported history brilliantly examines the entrepreneurial genius of the first musician tycoons: Diddy, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z.

Being successful...


Original Gangstas

by Ben Westhoff Hachette Books (September 12, 2016)

"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...


Book of Rhymes

by Adam Bradley Civitas Books (June 26, 2017)

If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in...


Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History

by Chuck D & Shepard Fairey Black Dog & Leventhal (October 09, 2017)

A one-of-a kind survey of rap and hip hop history from 1973 to today by Chuck D, arguably the most influential rapper in the world.

In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and "Rapper's Delight,"...


JAY-Z

by Michael Eric Dyson & Pharrell St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2019)

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY BESTSELLER

"Dyson writes with the affection of a fan but the rigor of an academic. ... Using extensive passages from Jay-Z?s lyrics, 'Made in America' examines...


The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

by Gucci Mane, Neil Martinez-Belkin & Guy Lockard Simon & Schuster Audio (September 19, 2017)

The New York Times bestselling memoir from the legendary Gucci Mane spares no detail in this “cautionary tale that ends in triumph” (GQ).

For the first time Gucci Mane tells his extraordinary story in his...


Rap Dad

by Juan Vidal Simon & Schuster Audio (September 25, 2018)

This timely reflection on male identity in America that explores the intersection of fatherhood, race, and hip-hop culture “is a page-turner…drenched in history and encompasses the energy, fire, and passion...


The Tanning of America

by Steve Stoute, Kerry Washington, Mim Eichler Rivas & Graydon Carter Urban Audiobooks (April 15, 2014)

The business marketing genius at the forefront of today's entertainment marketing revolution helps corporate America get hip to today's new consumer--the tan generation.

When Fortune 500 companies need to reenergize...


Not Afraid

by Anthony Bozza & Peter Vellios Da Capo Press (November 05, 2019)

The sequel to the New York Times bestseller Whatever You Say I Am, chronicling the last 20 years of rapper Eminem's life, based on exclusive interviews with the artist, his friends, and associatesIn 1999, a...


Look at Me!

by Jonathan Reiss Hachette Books (June 09, 2020)

A compelling biography of SoundCloud sensation and rising star XXXTENTACION -- from his candid songwriting and connection with fans to his tragic death.

At the age of twenty, rapper Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy-aka XXXTENTACION-was...


Swifty McVay Presents: The Seventh Star

by Swifty McVay & LaBront Askew Hachette Original (July 10, 2018)

The Seventh Star is a deeply personal, unflinching and unapologetic memoir that sheds light on an intense childhood spent on Detroit's notorious West 7 Mile, the pivotal role that the area's hip hop scene played,...


Stoned Beyond Belief

by Action Bronson & Rachel Wharton Abrams Image (March 18, 2019)

The ultimate love letter to the world's most magical plant: Weed. Best-selling author, rapper, chef, and television star Action Bronson is a marijuana superhero, and Stoned Beyond Belief is his masterpiece. ...


The History of Gangster Rap

by Soren Baker & Xzibit Abrams Image (October 01, 2018)

The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date. Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine the evolution of gangster rap,...


F*ck, That's Delicious

by Action Bronson, Rachel Wharton & Gabriele Stabile Abrams (September 11, 2017)

This ain’t no cookbook. This ain’t no memoir. This is Action Bronson’s devotional, a book about the overwhelming power of delicious—no, f*cking amazing—food. Bronson is this era’s Homer, and F*ck,...


The Rap Year Book

by Shea Serrano Abrams Image (October 12, 2015)

New York Times Bestseller - Washington Post Bestseller - Pitchfork Book Club selection

The Rap Year Book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as...


The Boombox Project

by Lyle Owerko & Spike Lee Abrams Image (November 30, 2014)

On the heels of the graffiti renaissance comes a vibrant look at an old-school icon that figured prominently in the hip-hop, rock & roll, and punk movements of the 1970s and 80s. The Boombox Project features...


Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World

by Eric Charry Indiana University Press (October 23, 2012)

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...


24 Bars to Kill

by Andrew B. Armstrong Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

The most clearly identifiable and popular form of Japanese hip-hop, “ghetto” or “gangsta” music has much in common with its corresponding American subgenres, including its portrayal of life on the margins,...


God Save the Queens

by Kathy Iandoli Dey Street Books (October 22, 2019)

An NPR Best Books of 2019

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop meets Girls to the Front in this essential and long overdue history of hip-hop’s female pioneers and its enduring stars.

Every history of hip-hop previously...


99 Problems

by Ali Graham Workman Publishing Company (March 10, 2015)

Poor Superstar. All the money and fame in the world won’t prevent him from having a bad hair day. Or stepping in gum. Or not being able to fit into skinny jeans, or watching helplessly as a scoop of ice cream...


Gangster Doodles

by Marlon Sassy Harper Design (May 28, 2019)

A collectible, four-color illustrated A–Z treasury of gangster rappers, the hip-hop high-life, and notorious pop culture history, told through a series of graphic doodles on 3” x 3” sticky notes.

Four years...


Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime

by Dan Hancox William Collins (May 17, 2018)

A GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, PITCHFORK, NPR, METRO AND HERALD SCOTLAND BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2018

‘The definitive grime biography’ NME

’A landmark genre history’ Pitchfork

The year 2000. As Britain celebrates...


Rap Dad

by Juan Vidal Atria Books (September 25, 2018)

This timely reflection on male identity in America that explores the intersection of fatherhood, race, and hip-hop culture “is a page-turner…drenched in history and encompasses the energy, fire, and passion...


Hip-Hop in Africa

by Msia Kibona Clark, Quentin Williams & Akosua Adomako Ampofo Ohio University Press (April 30, 2018)

Throughout Africa, artists use hip-hop both to describe their lives and to create shared spaces for uncensored social commentary, feminist challenges to patriarchy, and resistance against state institutions,...


Raw

by Lamont "U-God" Hawkins Picador (March 05, 2018)

A PERFECT COMPANION READ TO THE SHOWTIME DOCUMENTARY, WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN

Selected as a Best Book of the Year by Esquire

"Couldn't put it down." ? Charlamagne Tha God

"Mesmerizing." ? Raekwon da Chef

"Insightful,...


Entertainment University

by Anthony E Thompson Ii ATNetwork LLC (February 01, 2018)

This book is the culmination of thousands of hours of thinking, living, talking, research- ing, and writing about Entertainment University School of Hip Hop covering film, music, and entertainment business....


The Hip Hop Lectures (Volume 2)

by Dr. T.L. Osborne Dr. Taneisha L. Osborne (February 02, 2015)

The Hip Hop Lectures (Volume 2) are inspired by actual academic Hip Hop lectures taught in various educational institutes and organizations. The Hip Hop Lectures provide readers with an in-depth look at current...


The Hip Hop Lectures (Volume 1)

by Dr. T.L. Osborne Dr. Taneisha L. Osborne (February 01, 2015)

The Hip Hop Lectures (Volume 1) are inspired by actual academic Hip Hop lectures taught in various educational institutes and organizations. The Hip Hop Lectures provide readers with an in-depth look at current...


The Real Eminem

by Harris Rosen Peace! Carving (December 04, 2017)

The Real Eminem is your one-way ticket deep inside the mind of the real Eminem. It will blow your mind!

 

This book contains two exclusive in-person April 1999 interviews with Eminem and one exclusive in-person...


The Real 213

by Harris Rosen Peace! Carving (October 25, 2017)

Behind The Music Tales is a series which captures the mood and the feel of the energy that surged from music in the 90s and 2000s. It presents exclusive original interviews as an honest record, directly from...


The Real MC Eiht

by Harris Rosen Peace! Carving (October 21, 2017)

Behind the Music Tales is a series which captures the mood and feel of the energy that surged through music in the 90s and 2000s. It presents exclusive original interviews as an honest record, directly from...


The Real Diddy

by Harris Rosen Peace! Carving (October 17, 2017)

Behind the Music Tales is a series which captures the mood and feel of the energy that surged through music and pop culture in the 90s and 2000s. It presents exclusive original interviews as an honest record...


HOW TO LIVE FOR LOVE & HIP HIP

by Maxine Johns Nobility Press (August 29, 2017)

This book is your opportunity to see into the real life of creatives and artists. You will see how we connect and how important great conversations are. Maybe you’re reading this book because your passion...