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Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
by Jeff Chang
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"Here's a little story that must be told..." Jeff Chang, hip-hop journalist (URB, Village Voice, Spin, the Nation, San Francisco Chronicle), has penned an award-winning (2005 American Book Award) account of the origins of hip-hop. From Jamaica and the... (read more)

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Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
by Ahmir Thompson
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"When you live your life through records, the records are a record of your life." Drummer, DJ, producer, and cofounder of the legendary Roots crew, Ahmir "Questlove" (a.k.a. "?uestlove" and "Questo") Thompson is one of the music world's most virtuosic... (read more)

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Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique (33 1/3 Series)
Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique (33 1/3 Series)
by Dan LeRoy
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33 1/3 is a series of short books about a wide variety of albums, by artists ranging from James Brown to the Beastie Boys. Launched in September 2003, the series now contains over 50 titles and is acclaimed and loved by fans, musicians and scholars alike.... (read more)

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Hip Hop America
Hip Hop America
by Nelson George
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Now with a new introduction by the author, Hip Hop America is the definitive account of the society-altering collision between black youth culture and the mass media.... (read more)

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Danger Mouse's the Grey Album
Danger Mouse's the Grey Album
by Charles Fairchild
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This book marks the tenth anniversary of The Grey Album. The online release and circulation of what Danger Mouse called his ‘art project' was an unexpected watershed in the turn-of-the-century brawls over digital creative practice. The album's... (read more)

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The Tao of Wu
The Tao of Wu
by Rza
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The RZA, founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, imparts the lessons he's learned on his journey from the Staten Island projects to international superstardom. A devout student of knowledge in every form in which he's found it, he distills here the wisdom he's... (read more)

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Hip Hop Family Tree (Hip Hop Family Tree)
Hip Hop Family Tree (Hip Hop Family Tree)
by Ed Piskor
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The lore of the early days of hip hop has become the stuff of myth, so what better way to document this fascinating, epic true story than in another great American mythological medium — the comic book? From exciting young talent and self-proclaimed... (read more)

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Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies
Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies
by Brian Coleman
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Few outside the hip-hop genre know about the true creative forces behind influential masterpieces. Now, a longtime scribe for the hip-hop nation delivers a thrilling, knockout oral history of the albums that define this dynamic and iconoclastic art form.... (read more)

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Why White Kids Love Hip Hop: Wangstas, Wiggers, Wannabes, and the New Reality of Race in America
Why White Kids Love Hip Hop: Wangstas, Wiggers, Wannabes, and the New Reality of Race in America
by Bakari Kitwana
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In this bold bombshell of a book, Bakari Kitwana argues that hip hop has broken down more racial barriers than any other social development of the past three decades. Our national conversation about race is ludicrously out of date. Hip hop is the key... (read more)

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Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon
Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon
by Fred Johnson
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In 1996 Tupac Shakur, one of the most talented artists of his time, was murdered by an unknown gunman. Fred L. Johnson and Tayannah Lee McQuillar examine the theories surrounding his death and the story of Tupacs lost legacy in this definitive biography.... (read more)

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I Mix What I Like!: A Mixtape Manifesto
I Mix What I Like!: A Mixtape Manifesto
by Jared A. Ball
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"Jared Ball is determined to rescue hip hop and left activism from increasingly subversive corporate control. This book is a manifesto that needs to be read, argued about, and yelled from the rooftops. Let the bricks fly!"—Todd Steven Burroughs, co-... (read more)

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Anthology of Rap (10 Edition)
Anthology of Rap (10 Edition)
by Adam Bradley
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Adam Bradley is associate professor of English at the University of Colorado and the author of Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip-Hop and Ralph Ellison in Progress. He is also co-editor of Ralph Ellisons unfinished second novel, Three Days Before the... (read more)

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Hip-Hop Rhyming Dictionary: For Rappers, Djs and MCS
Hip-Hop Rhyming Dictionary: For Rappers, Djs and MCS
by Kevin M. Mitchell
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With Over 40,000 words including slang and hip-hop terms, the Hip-Hop Rhyming Dictionary is the perfect resource to help you find the right rhyme-every time. The book includes helpful writing tips to inspire creative lyrics as well as a brief history of... (read more)

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How to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC
How to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC
by Paul Edwards
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Clipse, Cypress Hill, Nelly, Public Enemy, Remy Ma, Schoolly D, A Tribe Called Quest, will.i.am—these are just some of the acclaimed artists offering tips and advice in this compelling how-to. Delivering countless candid and exclusive first-person... (read more)

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Angry Blonde
Angry Blonde
by Eminem
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< P> Today's hottest rapper' the enigmatic Eminem' delivers a provocative collection of his uncensored lyrics, complete with personal commentary on each controversial song.< /P> < P> < ul> < li> Angry Blonde is the only... (read more)

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Black Noise : Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (94 Edition)
Black Noise : Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (94 Edition)
by Tricia Rose
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From its beginnings in hip hop culture, the dense rhythms and aggressive lyrics of rap music have made it a provocative fixture on the American cultural landscape. In Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, Tricia Rose... (read more)

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Hip-Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization
Hip-Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization
by Ian Condry
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In this lively ethnography Ian Condry interprets Japan’s vibrant hip-hop scene, explaining how a music and culture that originated halfway around the world is appropriated and remade in Tokyo clubs and recording studios. Illuminating different... (read more)

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Signifying Rappers
Signifying Rappers
by David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello
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Finally back in print — David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello's exuberant exploration of rap music and culture. Living together in Cambridge in 1989, David Foster Wallace and longtime friend Mark Costello discovered that they shared "an... (read more)

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Born to Use Mics: Reading NAS's Illmatic
Born to Use Mics: Reading NAS's Illmatic
by Michael Eric Dyson
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At the age of nineteen, Nasir Nas Jones began recording tracks for his debut album--and changed the music world forever. Released in 1994, Illmatic was hailed as an instant masterpiece and has proven one of the most influential albums in hip-hop history.... (read more)

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That's the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader
That's the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader
by Murray Forman
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That's the Joint: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader brings together the best-known and most influential writings on rap and hip-hop from its beginnings to today. Spanning nearly 25 years of scholarship, criticism, and journalism, this unprecedented anthology... (read more)

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