- African American fiction
- Children’s books
- Cultural & ethnic themes
- Gay & lesbian fiction
- Graphic novels & comics
- Humor & comedy
- Literary collections
- Mystery & detective
- Plays & Screenplays
- Science fiction
- Themes & motifs
- Thriller & suspense
- Women's fiction
- Young adult or teen
- Antiques & Collectibles
- Art, Architecture, Photography
- Business & Economics
- Career Guides
- Children's Books
- Comics (nonfictional)
- Computers and Internet
- Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits
- Education and Study Guides
- Engineering, trades, and technology
- Gay and Lesbian
- General reference
- Health, wellbeing, & medicine
- Home and Garden
- Language Instruction
- New Age
- Politics and Current Affairs
- Relationships and Family
- Religion and Spirituality
- Science and Nature
- Sex and Relationships
- Social Science
- Sports & outdoor recreation
- True Crime
No Country for Black Men by Byron Crawford
Price: $5.99 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.
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.
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: $3.99 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.
60 Hours Among the Juggalos by Laremy Legel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
"The Gathering" is one of the most intense musical festivals in the world, and film critic Laremy Legel puts you dead center in the middle of all the mayhem.
Mama Joy's Rap Songs by Yvonne Joy Harris
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Music / Rap & Hip Hop(4.00 from 1 review)
A collection of rap song lyrics and dance moves for children and adults, inspired by the Divine Truth teachings about God, Truth and Love.
Infinite Crab Meats by Byron Crawford
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,060. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and 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 Mindset of a Champion: Your Favorite Rapper's Least Favorite Book by Byron Crawford
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,680. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers, Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
Memoir by the legendary hip-hop blogger, charting the rise and fall of his career as a semi-professional hip-hop journalist.
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 and 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 vs Rap by Ray Nelson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,910. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
Most people generally view hip hop and rap as being the same. In the book "Hip Hop Vs Rap" the author draws a clear line between the two by explaining in detail what Hip Hop is and what Rap is. Through detail writing, images, and selected quotes, the author not only show the distinction between Hip Hop and Rap, he also debunks the "Hip Hop Is Dead" theory. This book will definitely change many peo
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 and 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.
The Good Decisions of an Adolescent Heart by Whiskifyre
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
This small book of poetry serves as a precursor to the later release of a Rap and R&B debut. For the sake of readability and cross-cultural comfort, some words have been changed from the musical version of the title; nevertheless, some words which may seem strong have been left as they are.