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The History of Hip Hop by Eric Reese
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,330. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Hip Hop is a subculture phenomenon which was given a voice through the tough neighborhoods of America's largest conurbations. Springing from the poverty of cities in urban America, it quickly uncovered an exciting array of new urban talent eager to tell their own stories and bring a vibrant new style of music to audiences worldwide. Hip Hop lives on!
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 and 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.
Ghetto chroniqueur by Hanibal Officiel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: French. Published: June 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and 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.
The Collective: Book of Bars by Khali Raymond
Series: The Collective, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,530. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
The second entry to "The Collective" series continues the trend of lots of unseen material that Khali hasn't revealed to the world.
Rhymecology: Using Hip-Hop to Heal by Jeff Walker
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 19,480. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / counseling, Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
This game changing approach to working with youth is now available for therapists, counselors, social workers and anyone who works with youth at-risk. The guide offers step by step, easy to follow lessons for mental health professionals to use with adolescents who love hip-hop music and culture.
Murder The Gangster Rhymes by Kjiva
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: Marathi. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
This book is based on the life of KJIVA the Marathi rapper which is written by Kjiva in poetic form. When he was 16 to 19 years old, sharing his experience about his street life & friends who turn to ruffian.
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 and 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.
The Essential Guide to Hip-Hop Publicity by Kayla Calloway
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
The “Essential Guide to Hip-Hop Publicity” is written specifically for indie and upcoming DIY hip-hop artists. This book will show you how to get your music on hip-hop blogs without hiring a publicist if you don’t quite have the budget for it, how to submit your music to BET Jams, REVOLT TV and much, much more.
Rhymecology - The Art Of Hip-Hop Lyrics by Jeff Walker
Price: $9.98 USD. Words: 18,590. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Songwriting, Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
The world of hip-hop lyrics has changed dramatically. Simple rhyme schemes and generic topics don't cut it anymore! Rhymes are put under a microscope and there is not lyrical leeway for emerging artists. Get prepared now with The Art of Hip-Hop Lyrics.
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 and hip hop
Inside the culture of exploitation, plus the horrific crimes, that led to the Black Lives Matter movement
Hip Hop: The Complete Archives by Steven Hager
Series: History of Hip Hop. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,660. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
Written by the first professional journalist to travel to the South Bronx to document the origins of hip hop, and for the first time, all the groundbreaking journalism and book, as well as the first version of the Beat Street script have been collected into one volume that also includes The Pied Piper of of Hip Hop, The Great Phase 2, and Bugging Out on the Endless Beat.
Kanye West Superstar by Byron Crawford
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 66,620. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and 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.
Learning to Freestyle: The Style That Ain't Free by Chad Adams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Techniques, Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
The book is about learning how to freestyle in the fastest, efficient way using my methods, mindsets and techniques I have learned over the past 7 years. I supply key ideas and practices that will supercharge your freestyle rap skill far faster than a newbie starting out. With extensive knowledge of rap for over 15 years, I talk about developing flow, voice, wordplay, fearlessness and much more.
Writin' Dirty: An Anthology by Byron Crawford
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,560. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and 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.
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 and 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.
DJs:A Children's Guide to the Origins of Hip Hop by Lamont Clark
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Music / Rap & Hip Hop, Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
On August 11 1973 the first Hip Hop party was held in the rec room of 1520 Sedgwick Ave in the Bronx, NY. On that day a young man named DJ Kool Herc would become a legend. Many other individuals were instrumental in making the DJ an artist and not just a person who played records. This book will teach children of all ages the origins of the DJ, one of the five elements of Hip Hop.
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 and 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.