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Hip Hop


  
Got Your Back
Protecting Tupac in the World of Gangsta Rap
by Frank Alexander
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
On September 13, 1996, Tupac Shakur was shot and killed in Las Vegas. Millions of fans wept, while many critics claimed it was the inevitable result of a thugged-out lifestyle. The mystery surrounding the shooting-a suspect has yet to be  [ more ]

  
Back In The Day
My Life And Times With Tupac Shakur
by Darrin Keith Bastfield
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
A legend after a bullet killed him at the age of twenty-five, Tupac Shakur was the most riveting rap musician of his day. Far from being the insolent "gangsta" the press put forth, Shakur was fiercely intelligent, fearless, and determined  [ more ]

  
All Music Guide to Hip-Hop
The Definitive Guide to Rap and Hip-Hop
by Vladimir Bogdanov
Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
This comprehensive guides is a must-have for fans of today's best-selling popular music. The latest in the definitive All Music Guide series, the "All Music Guide to Hip-Hop offers entertaining and informative reviews that lead readers to the best recordings  [ more ]

  
Encyclopedia of Rap and Hip Hop Culture
by Yvonne Bynoe
Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
This encyclopedia examines all four elements of Hip Hop Culture, providing students, scholars, and music fans with a complete history of the thirty-year music genre. Tracing its early roots from black DJs talking over music in the 1960s, the B-boy  [ more ]

  
Stand and Deliver
Political Activism, Leadership, and Hip Hop Culture
by Yvonne Bynoe
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Hip Hop activism, a joining of a musical genre with political action, is a highly ambiguous term that encompasses a range of initiatives, from those that are genuinely attempting to affect public policy to largely self-promotional efforts that are more  [ more ]

  
And It Don't Stop
The Best American Hip-Hop Journalism of the Last 25 Years
by Raquel Cepeda, Editor
Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
In September 1979, there was a cosmic shift that went unnoticed by the majority of mainstream America. This shift was triggered by the release of the Sugarhill Gang's single, Rapper's Delight. Not only did it usher rap music into the  [ more ]

  
Spraycan Art by Henry Chalfant
Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Henry Chalfont and James Prigoff have documented the evolution of spraycan art from its very beginnings, photographing the artists in action and recording their comments.  [ more ]

  
Can't Stop Won't Stop
A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
by Jeff Chang
Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed  [ more ]

  
Fight the Power - Rap, Race, and Reality by Chuck D
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
From the early eighties, the provocative and brilliant lyrics of Chuck D have created controversy and raised the ire of almost every conservative group in the country. His championing of black leaders from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Malcolm  [ more ]

  
To the Break of Dawn
A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic
by William Jelani Cobb
Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
"At a time when academics are just beginning to recognize hip hop as a legitimate form...Jelani Cobb, a child of rap himself, brings an unparalleled level of understanding to the music. His historically informed yet hip-to-the-tip viewpoint roots readers in  [ more ]


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