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Rap & Hip-Hop books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Rap & Hip-Hop category. Presented with a red border are the Rap & Hip-Hop books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History by Chuck D This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History

Details the most iconic moments and influential songs in the genre's recorded history, from Kurtis Blow's Christmas Rappin' to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Kendrick Lamar's verse on Control. This book offers an insider's perspective on the chart toppers,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Once Upon a Time in Shaolin The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan's Million Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America's New Public Enemy No. 1 by Cyrus Bozorgmehr Once Upon a Time in Shaolin The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan's Million Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America's New Public Enemy No. 1

The untold story behind one of the most controversial album releases in modern music history, for fans of the Wu-Tang Clan, hip-hop music, and all those interested in the music industry
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Posthuman Rap by Justin Adams (Assistant Professor of Music, Westminster University) Burton Posthuman Rap
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Building on the work of Sylvia Wynter, Alexander Weheliye, Lester Spence, LH Stallings, and a broad swath of queer and critical race theory, Posthuman Rap listens for the ways contemporary rap maps an existence outside the traditional boundaries of what...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

Posthuman Rap by Justin Adams (Assistant Professor of Music, Westminster University) Burton Posthuman Rap
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Building on the work of Sylvia Wynter, Alexander Weheliye, Lester Spence, LH Stallings, and a broad swath of queer and critical race theory, Posthuman Rap listens for the ways contemporary rap maps an existence outside the traditional boundaries of what...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Rap Beyond Resistance Staging Power in Contemporary Morocco by Cristina Moreno Almeida Rap Beyond Resistance Staging Power in Contemporary Morocco

By exploring what is political, this book brings light to a vibrant and varied rap scene diverse in its political discourses - with an emphasis on patriotism and postcolonial national identity - and uncovers different ways in which young artists...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/09/2017

Wiggaz With Attitude My Life as a Failed White Rapper by Andrew Emery Wiggaz With Attitude My Life as a Failed White Rapper


Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2017

Hold Tight Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime by Jeffrey Boakye Hold Tight Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime

HOLD TIGHT is a book about being black, British and born after 1980. It's also about Grime. Celebrating over fifty key songs that make up Grime's DNA, Jeffrey Boakye explores the meaning of the music and why it has such...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

The New Beats Redux Exploring the Music, Culture and Attitudes of Hip-Hop by Jr S H Fernando The New Beats Redux Exploring the Music, Culture and Attitudes of Hip-Hop


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2017

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The Pharcyde's Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde by Andrew (Independent Scholar, USA) Barker The Pharcyde's Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
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As immediately believable as they were cartoonish, as much an inner city cipher as a suburban boys gang, the foursome that made up the Pharcyde were the most relatable MCs to ever pass the mic. On their debut and magnum...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017

Hip Hop Stylography Street Style and Culture by Adrianna Piazza Hip Hop Stylography Street Style and Culture

A complete guide to the world of hip hop - not merely music, fashion and dance, but as a multimedia phenomenon. Everything is covered, from sneakers and tattoos to music, cinema, the catwalk and the street.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2017

Hip Hop at Europe's Edge Music, Agency, and Social Change by Adriana N. Helbig Hip Hop at Europe's Edge Music, Agency, and Social Change

Responding to the development of a lively hip hop culture in Central and Eastern European countries, this interdisciplinary study demonstrates how a universal model of hip hop serves as a contextually situated platform of cultural exchange and becomes locally inflected....
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/03/2017

Hip Hop at Europe's Edge Music, Agency, and Social Change by Adriana N. Helbig Hip Hop at Europe's Edge Music, Agency, and Social Change

Responding to the development of a lively hip hop culture in Central and Eastern European countries, this interdisciplinary study demonstrates how a universal model of hip hop serves as a contextually situated platform of cultural exchange and becomes locally inflected....
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2017

Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music by Laura Speers Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music

This book explores the highly-valued, and often highly-charged, ideal of authenticity in hip-hop - what it is, why it is important, and how it affects the day-to-day life of rap artists. By analyzing the practices, identities, and struggles that shape...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017

Hip Hop Ain't Dead It's Livin' in the White House by Phd Sanford Richmond Hip Hop Ain't Dead It's Livin' in the White House


Format: Paperback - Released: 06/12/2016

Magnolia Home of Tha Soldiers: Exclusive Interviews with the Hot Boys & Cash Money Millionaires by Harris Rosen Magnolia Home of Tha Soldiers: Exclusive Interviews with the Hot Boys & Cash Money Millionaires


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 05/12/2016

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