Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 1: 1970s-1981

Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 1: 1970s-1981The 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 hip hop nerd Ed Piskor, acclaimed for his hacker

My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy

My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's ProdigyFrom one of the greatest rappers of all time, a memoir about a life almost lost and a revealing look at the dark side of hip hop s Golden Era In this often violent but always introspective memoir, Mobb Deep s Prodigy tells his much anticipated story of struggle, survival, and hope down the

Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove

Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to QuestloveMO META BLUESThe World According to QuestloveMo Meta Blues is a punch drunk memoir in which Everyone s Favorite Questlove tells his own story while tackling some of the lates, the greats, the fakes, the philosophers, the heavyweights, and the true originals of the music world He digs deep into

One Day It'll All Make Sense

One Day It'll All Make SenseCommon has earned a reputation in the hip hop world as a conscious artist by embracing themes of love and struggle in his songs, and by sharing his own search for knowledge with his listeners His journey toward understanding expressed in his music and now in his roles in film and television is

The Dozens: A History of Rap's Mama

The Dozens: A History of Rap's MamaFrom Two Live Crew s controversial comedy to Ice Cube s gangsta styling and the battle rhymes of a streetcorner cypher, rap has always drawn on deep traditions of African American poetic word play, In Talking Bout Your Mama, author Elijah Wald explores one of the most potent sources of rap the

Game Over: My Love for Hip Hop

Game Over: My Love for Hip HopWinter Ramos, one of the drama filled faces of Love and Hip Hop New York, Season 3 delivers a brazen and unabashed memoir of her life in the world of hip hop In Game Over, Winter puts all of her emotions on the page leaving no experience, emotional abuse, or former lover uncovered From her days as

Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation

Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a GenerationFrom Ahmir Questlove Thompson of the award winning hip hop group the Roots, comes this vibrant book commemorating the legacy of Soul Train the cultural phenomenon that launched the careers of artists such as Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Whitney Houston, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J, and

J Dilla's Donuts

J Dilla's DonutsFrom a Los Angeles hospital bed, equipped with little than a laptop and a stack of records, James J Dilla Yancey crafted a set of tracks that would forever change the way beatmakers viewed their artform The songs on Donuts are not hip hop music as hip hop music is typically defined they

Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2: 1981-1983

Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2: 1981-1983Covering the early years of 1981 1983, Hip Hop has made a big transition from the parks and rec rooms to downtown clubs and vinyl records The performers make moves to separate themselves from the paying customers by dressing and flamboyant until a young group called RUN DMC comes on the

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 GenerationCan t Stop Won t Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip hop generation created Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a

Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove

Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to QuestloveMO META BLUESThe World According to QuestloveMo Meta Blues is a punch drunk memoir in which Everyone s Favorite Questlove tells his own story while tackling some of the lates, the greats, the fakes, the philosophers, the heavyweights, and the true originals of the music world He digs deep into

The Tao of Wu

The Tao of WuA unique book of wisdom and experience that reaches from the most violent slums of New York City to the highest planes of spiritual thought by the RZA, hip hop s most exalted wise man The RZA, the Abbot of the Wu Tang Clan and hip hop culture s most dynamic genius, imparts the lessons he s learned