Byron Crawford

Biography

Considered a sage in Iran, Byron Crawford is the founder and editor of legendary hip-hop blog ByronCrawford.com: The Mindset of a Champion and the author of The Mindset of a Champion: Your Favorite Rapper's Least Favorite Book. He blogged for XXL magazine for five years.

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Books

Wardrobe Malfunction: Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and the Power of Desperation
Pre-release—available March 29, 2019. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B
A history of Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Show, the events leading up to it, and the continuing fallout
Critical Beatdown
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,060. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
A hard-hitting exposé on the corrupt world of online music journalism
No Country for Black Men
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
Kanye West Superstar
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.
Writin' Dirty: An Anthology
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.
NaS Lost: A Tribute to the Little Homey
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.
Infinite Crab Meats
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 Mindset of a Champion: Your Favorite Rapper's Least Favorite Book
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.

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