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Hip Hop by Steven Hager
Series: History of Hip Hop, Book 6 · Adventures in Journalism, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,060. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers(5.00 from 1 review)
In the early 1980s, I became the first reporter to travel to the South Bronx to document the origins of hip hop and this book remains the most authentic portrait of the first generation. It was recently updated with never-before-seen photos and illustrations.
NaS Lost: A Tribute to the Little Homey by Byron Crawford
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 64,190. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
NaS Lost is the Nas book only Byron Crawford could write, and not just due to literacy issues in the hip-hop community. Billed as a tribute to the little homey, it is in fact a tribute, but not in the way that an article in XXL magazine is a tribute to a rapper. NaS Lost considers the artist's career in its totality, from its amazing highs to its crushing lows -- and some of everything in between.
The Mindset of a Champion: Your Favorite Rapper's Least Favorite Book by Byron Crawford
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,680. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers, Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop
Memoir by the legendary hip-hop blogger, charting the rise and fall of his career as a semi-professional hip-hop journalist.
Bobby, Bruce & the Bronx: The Secrets of Hip-Hop Chess by Adisa The Bishop
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,270. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop, Nonfiction » History » Modern / General
Bobby, Bruce & the Bronx: The Secrets of Hip-Hop Chess is a history book about hip-hop, chess, and martial arts in America in the 1970s. As someone who worked with hip-hop musicians in Compton and established the Hip-Hop Chess Federation, Adisa (The Bishop) is an expert who presents stories and draws insights from that time.
No Country for Black Men by Byron Crawford
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 65,010. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Discrimination & Race Relations, Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop
Inside the culture of exploitation, plus the horrific crimes, that led to the Black Lives Matter movement
Rollin With Dre by Bruce Williams
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,830. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop
Bruce Williams was the right hand man of Dr. Dre, one of the most influential hip-hop producers of our time. Williams takes us on a wild ride, showing us the never-before-seen side of the infamous West Coast scene, from the ins and outs of Death Row and Aftermath Records, to an inside look at the music and the artists who made it.
Ghetto chroniqueur by Hanibal
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: French. Published: June 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop
Ceci est avant tout un livre de poésie. Une collection des textes de rap, accompagnée d'un dictionnaire de verlan, pour mieux comprendre la rage des jeunes vivant dans les ghettos, venant de la plume d’un artiste d’exception.
Kanye West Superstar by Byron Crawford
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 66,620. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Kanye West is the self-proclaimed Steve Jobs of the Internet, downtown, fashion and culture. He doesn't just produce critically acclaimed rap albums, he has ideas for water bottle design and architecture. He aspires to design a leather jogging pant for a European clothing line. Kanye West Superstar is the story of how Kanye West became such an important person to himself and also to America.
Blown Horizonz: Incidental Notes on Psychedelic Noise, Abstract Rap, and Other Music That Will End Your Mind by David Morris
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,410. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Alternative, Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop
Collecting over a decade worth of writing about mind-boggling sound, Blown Horizonz strips away the insignificant fuzz and takes you to the deep dark places where music can remake you, remake us, remake our whole society into something bigger, weirder, and more free.
Hip Hop Tried 2 Kill Me by Fleetwood
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,160. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The pursuit of hip hop stardom is a road many travel in the urban community. Taking their life in poverty, drugs, the attraction of crime, & setting it to music for the world to listen to. Only to discover that the music business is more cut throat than the corners in the hood they are trying so hard to escape. Ride along with Fleetwood as he deals with the ups & downs, ins & outs of the rap game.
Knowledge - The Urban Skillz Dictionary by Sezai Coban
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 36,210. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by mach-mir-ein-ebook.de. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
What’s a ‘Swipe, Downrock or Scribble Foot’? Who was Rubberband Man and what did he contribute to the ‘Uprocking’ form of Urban Dance? From the outside looking in, Urban Dance and culture can seem like a big mystery, but the only thing you need to know to unlock the mystery is KNOWLEDGE. KNOWLEDGE: The Urban Skillz Dictionary is packed full of explanations, definitions and background information.
Infinite Crab Meats by Byron Crawford
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,060. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
An all you can eat buffet of probing, insightful hip-hop journalism, with thoughts on Rick Ross, Kreayshawn, Das Racist, Odd future, El-P, Killer Mike, Chief Keef, Rap Genius and music publications Pitchfork, SPIN and XXL.
The Teflon Don Murder: The Murder Of The Notorious B.I.G. by Scottie Flippen
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,420. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
An in depth look at the Notorious BIG murder. We have spent the last 20 years pouring over every single detail of the night of his murder. We have investigated and dissected every single theory that has ever been presented.
The History of Hip Hop: Book Two by Eric Reese
Series: The History of Hip Hop. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,510. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The History of Hip Hop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the 20th century, and a deeper look into a new world that America's hip-hop generation created for music lovers worldwide. The rap game transformed urban America forever and the 1980s!
Writin' Dirty: An Anthology by Byron Crawford
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,560. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop
Writin' Dirty is a collection of the 100 best essays hip-hop blogger Byron Crawford wrote from 2006 to 2011, selected from over 1,000 total, i.e. the top 10%—this is a book both Mitt Romney and the black guy who operates his car elevator could appreciate.