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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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Recently Published

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: 18/09/2017

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 Hold Tight Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime


Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

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: Book - Released: 27/03/2017

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: Book - Released: 27/03/2017

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: 23/02/2017

Coming Soon

Posthuman Rap by Assistant Professor of Music Justin Adams (Westminster University) Burton Posthuman Rap

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

Posthuman Rap by Assistant Professor of Music Justin Adams (Westminster University) Burton Posthuman Rap

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

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

A comprehensive and chronological illustrated history of rap and hip hop from one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time, Chuck D.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Back To The Lab Hip Hop Home Studios by Raph Rashid Back To The Lab Hip Hop Home Studios


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

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: 06/11/2017

Other books in this genre

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

Hip-Hop Turntablism, Creativity and Collaboration by Sophy Smith Hip-Hop Turntablism, Creativity and Collaboration

Armed only with turntables, a mixer and a pile of records, hip-hop DJs and turntable musicians have changed the face of music. However, whilst hip-hop has long been recognised as an influential popular culture both culturally and sociologically, hip-hop music...
Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 02/12/2016

Australian Indigenous Hip Hop The Politics of Culture, Identity, and Spirituality by Chiara (Lehigh University, USA) Minestrelli Australian Indigenous Hip Hop The Politics of Culture, Identity, and Spirituality
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This book investigates the discursive and performative strategies employed by Australian Indigenous rappers to make sense of the world and establish a position of authority over their identity and place in society. Focusing on the aesthetics, the language, and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2016

La Verdad An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades by Melissa Castillo-Garsow La Verdad An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 27/10/2016

Hip Hop Raised Me by DJ Semtex, Chuck D Hip Hop Raised Me
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Focuses on the essence, experience and energy that is hip hop, and its impact over the years. Packed with contact sheets, outtakes and glory shots of artists, this book features seminal interviews the author has conducted with key hip-hop artists,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2016

Original Gangstas by Ben Westhoff Original Gangstas

&quote;Raw, authoritative, and unflinching ... An elaborately detailed, darkly surprising, definitive history of the LA gangsta rap era.&quote;---Kirkus, starred reviewA monumental, revealing narrative history about the legendary group of artists at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre,...
Format: eBook - Released: 13/09/2016

Hip Hop Headphones A Scholar's Critical Playlist by James Braxton (Lehigh University, USA) Peterson Hip Hop Headphones A Scholar's Critical Playlist
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Hip Hop Headphones is a crash course in Hip Hop culture. Featuring definitions, lectures, academic essays, and other scholarly discussions and resources, Hip Hop Headphones documents the scholarship of Dr. James B. Peterson, founder of Hip Hop Scholars-an organization devoted...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2016

Hip Hop Headphones A Scholar's Critical Playlist by James Braxton (Lehigh University, USA) Peterson Hip Hop Headphones A Scholar's Critical Playlist
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Hip Hop Headphones is a crash course in Hip Hop culture. Featuring definitions, lectures, academic essays, and other scholarly discussions and resources, Hip Hop Headphones documents the scholarship of Dr. James B. Peterson, founder of Hip Hop Scholars-an organization devoted...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2016

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