Synopses & Reviews
Rapper Bun B lends his street cred and occasionally his face to the creative, hilarious, and just flat-out fun imaginings of Shea Serrano in Bun Bs Rap Coloring and Activity Book
. Described by the Washington Post
as what every hip-hop head wishes they had as a child,” this imaginative work started as a series of printable rap-related coloring and activity images. The 48-page, fully interactive book of coloring pages, unbelievably clever activities, and smart plays on rap culture brings these stars and their music right into your living room.Featured rappers include:
LL COOL J
And many, many more!
Praise for Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book:
A star-studded cast of some of the biggest names in rap, all in one book.” Fast Companys Co.Create blog
Its 48 pages long, and thats the exact same number of pages the Bible has, and thats not an accident. Thats a little thing called Gods will.” Vice.com
The book is funny, smart, and as kid-tested, mother-approved as some of these guys get.” Vulture.com
razor sharp.” XXL
If you've spent any kind of time on the Internet, chances are something Shea Serrano has written, drawn, or created has made you smile . . . The books a load of fun, and is sure to please rap nerds and crayon-wielding tykes alike.” Village Voice
Theres art, humor and education, fun for young and old.” Paste magazine
This is one of the few Tumblr-to-book projects that doesnt make me want to punch my computer in disgust. If the phrase see if you can build a Budden doesnt make you chuckle, then you should stay away from hip-hop or jokes.” Christopher R. Weingarten, SPIN
Bun Bs Rap Coloring and Activity Book is gangsta!” Mass Appeal.com
"48 pages of MC worship mixed with a generous measure of the kind of casual dissing of its star players that hip-hop excels at.” Esquire
When Im listening to Drake, I sometimes feel blue. Now, thanks to Bun Bs Rap Coloring and Activity Book, I can make Drake blue, too. And for that, I am eternally grateful.” Ryan Dombal, Pitchfork.com
The hip-hop coloring book is the single most important thing to happen to color since Cams pink Range Rover. Everyone should want a Serrano in their baño.” Nate Erickson, GQ
Like the old saying goes, the crayon is mightier than the sword. Bun B and Shea have assembled a perfect collection of todays brightest hip hop stars for fans of all ages to create, color and remix. The Rap Coloring and Activity Book is like your own personal mixtape that you can hang on your fridge and impress everyone with.” Mike Ayers, Rolling Stone
Fans can now color inside the lines of hip-hop greats.” LA Times Jacket Copy blog
Its gotta be a firstfor rap and for coloring.” Houston Chronicle
For rap aficionados young and old.” GQ.com
You may want to buy two copiesone to color, and one to keep fresh and new.” Buzzfeed
The perfect coloring book for any hip-hop nerd.” Complex magazine
If you have not already purchased a copy, put down this magazine immediately and go buy Bun Bs Rap Coloring and Activity Book.” Kindling Quarterly
A playful celebration of rap
Collects popular rap lyrics featuring pop-cultural references on money, cars, weapons, and fashion, and provides humorous literal explanations of each lyric in common English.
The Rap Year Book
takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present. Shea Serrano deftly pays homage to the most important song of each year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap musicandmdash;from artistsandrsquo; backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major playersandmdash;both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, The Rap Year Book
is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation.
Complete with infographics, lyric maps, hilarious and informative footnotes, portraits of the artists, and short essays by other prominent music writers, The Rap Year Book is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created.
About the Author
Shea Serrano is an award-winning writer, author, and illustrator. His first book, Bun Bandrsquo;s Rap Coloring and Activity Book, was widely praised, receiving accolades from Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, the Los Angeles Times, Pitchfork, MTV, and more. Currently, he is a staff writer for Grantland.
Table of Contents
Money -- Drugs and alcohol -- Insults -- Cars -- Sex and relationships -- Crime and weapons -- Fashion -- Skills and pride -- People -- Places.