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Hip Hop: The Complete Archives
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
Price: $9.99 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.
Writin' Dirty: An Anthology
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.
NaS Lost: A Tribute to the Little Homey
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.
Infinite Crab Meats
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.
Hip Hop Tried 2 Kill Me
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,430. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and 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.