Top 10 Important Albums in Hip Hop History

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  • Beastie Boys Book

    • ASIN: 0812995546
    • ISBN: 0812995546
    • Manufacturer: Spiegel & Grau

  • Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me

    • ASIN: 1501193252
    • ISBN: 1501193252
    • Brand: Atria Books
    • Manufacturer: Atria Books

    Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times bestselling author of Black Privilege and always provocative cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxieties.Fear is holding you back. It’s time to turn the tables and channel your fears to actually fuel your success. Being “shook” is more ... [Read More]

  • Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop

    • ASIN: 0525573887
    • ISBN: 0525573887
    • Manufacturer: Clarkson Potter


  • The Rose That Grew From Concrete

    • ASIN: 0671028456
    • ISBN: 9780671028459
    • Brand: MTV Books
    • Manufacturer: MTV Books

    Tupac Shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete.His talent was unbounded -- a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable -- as vibrant and alive today as it... [Read More]

  • The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

    • ASIN: 1501165348
    • ISBN: 1501165348
    • Brand: Simon & Schuster
    • Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster

    The New York Times bestselling memoir from the legendary Gucci Mane spares no detail in this “cautionary tale that ends in triumph” (GQ). For the first time Gucci Mane tells his extraordinary story in his own words. It is “as wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself” (Complex). The platinum-selling recording artist began writ... [Read More]

  • Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest (American Music)

    • ASIN: 1477316485
    • ISBN: 1477316485
    • Manufacturer: University of Texas Press

    A New York Times Best Seller A February IndieNext Pick Named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Buzzfeed, Nylon, The A. V. Club, CBC Books, and The Rumpus. And a Winter's Most Anticipated Book by Vanity Fair and The Week Starred Reviews: Kirkus and Booklist "Warm, immediate and intensely personal."—New York Times How does one pay homage to A Trib... [Read More]

  • When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent)

    • ASIN: 1596435402
    • ISBN: 9781596435407
    • Brand: Brand: Roaring Brook Press
    • Manufacturer: Roaring Brook Press

    A John Steptoe New Talent Award WinnerBefore there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc. On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a park in the South Bronx. Her brother, Clive Campbell, spun the records. He had a new way of playing the music to make the breaks―the musical interludes between verses―... [Read More]

  • The 50th Law

    • ASIN: 006177460X
    • ISBN: 006177460X
    • Brand: Unknown
    • Manufacturer: Amistad

    In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a “bible” for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after the relea... [Read More]

  • Hip Hop Raised Me

    • ASIN: 0500518947
    • ISBN: 0500518947
    • Brand: imusti
    • Manufacturer: Thames & Hudson

    The definitive volume capturing the essence, experience and energy that is hip hop and its massive and enduring impact over the last forty yearsHip Hop Raised Me is the definitive volume on the essence, experience, and energy that is hip hop, and its massive and enduring impact over the last forty years. It’s packed with contact sheets, outtakes,... [Read More]

  • F*ck, That's Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well

    • ASIN: 1419726552
    • ISBN: 1419726552
    • Brand: ABRAMS
    • Manufacturer: Harry N. Abrams

    New York Times bestseller Winner of the IACP Cookbook Design Award This ain’t no cookbook. This ain’t no memoir. This is Action Bronson’s devotional, a book about the overwhelming power of delicious—no, f*cking amazing—food. Bronson is this era’s Homer, and F*ck, That’s Delicious is a modern-day Odyssey, replete with orgiastic re... [Read More]

  • They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

    • ASIN: 1937512657
    • ISBN: 1937512657
    • Manufacturer: Two Dollar Radio

    *2018 "12 best books to give this holiday season" ―TODAY Show*Best Books of 2018 ―Rolling Stone"A Best Book of 2017" ―NPR, Buzzfeed, Paste Magazine, Esquire, Chicago Tribune, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, CBC, Stereogum, National Post, Entropy, Heavy, Book Riot, Chicago Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review, Michigan Daily*American Booksellers A... [Read More]

  • The Gospel of Hip Hop: The First Instrument

    • ASIN: 1576874974
    • ISBN: 1576874974
    • Brand: Brand: powerHouse Books
    • Manufacturer: powerHouse Books

    The Gospel of Hip Hop: First Instrument, the first book from the I Am Hip Hop, is the philosophical masterwork of KRS ONE. Set in the format of the Christian Bible, this 800-plus-page opus is a life-guide manual for members of Hip Hop Kulture that combines classic philosophy with faith and practical knowledge for a fascinating, in-depth exploration... [Read More]

  • Sweet Jones: Pimp C's Trill Life Story

    • ASIN: 0692461272
    • ISBN: 0692461272
    • Manufacturer: Shreveport Ave in

    A pioneer in the South's quest for respect in the Hip Hop world and one of the most colorful characters to emerge from the music scene which ultimately topped rap charts at the turn of the century, Chad "Pimp C" Butler's controversial life - and suspicious death in 2007 - left behind many unanswered questions, a family divided, and scores of talent... [Read More]

  • The Tao of Wu

    • ASIN: 1594484856
    • ISBN: 1594484856
    • Brand: RZA Staff
    • Manufacturer: Riverhead Books

    From the founder of the Wu-Tang Clan—celebrating their 25th anniversary this year—an inspirational book for the hip hop fan.The RZA, founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, imparts the lessons he's learned on his journey from the Staten Island projects to international superstardom. A devout student of knowledge in every form in which he's found it, he di... [Read More]

  • Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies

    • ASIN: 0812977750
    • ISBN: 0812977750
    • Brand: Villard
    • Manufacturer: Villard

    A Tribe Called Quest • Beastie Boys • De La Soul • Eric B. & Rakim • The Fugees • KRS-One • Pete Rock & CL Smooth • Public Enemy • The Roots • Run-DMC • Wu-Tang Clan • and twenty-five more hip-hop immortalsIt’s a sad fact: hip-hop album liners have always been reduced to a list of producer and sample credits, a publicity pho... [Read More]

  • Unashamed

    • ASIN: 143368912X
    • ISBN: 143368912X
    • Brand: B & H Publishing Group
    • Manufacturer: B&H Books

    If you live for people's acceptance, you'll die from their rejection. Two-time Grammy winning rap artist, Lecrae, learned this lesson through more than his share of adversity—childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a stint in rehab, an abortion, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Along the way, Lecrae attained an unwavering faith in Jesus and b... [Read More]

  • The Keys

    • ASIN: 0451497570
    • ISBN: 0451497570
    • Brand: D J Khaled
    • Manufacturer: Crown Archetype

    From Snapchat sensation, business mogul, and recording artist DJ Khaled, the book They don't want you to read reveals his major keys to success. - Stay away from They- Don’t ever play yourself- Secure the bag- Respect the code- Glorify your success- Don’t deny the heat- Keep two rooms cooking at the same time - Win, win, win no matter what... [Read More]

  • Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

    • ASIN: 1595585001
    • ISBN: 1595585001
    • Manufacturer: The New Press

    Paul Butler was an ambitious federal prosecutor, a Harvard Law grad who gave up his corporate law salary to fight the good fight—until one day he was arrested on the street and charged with a crime he didn’t commit. The Volokh Conspiracy calls Butler’s account of his trial "the most riveting first chapter I have ever read." In a book Harvard L... [Read More]

  • The Wu-Tang Manual

    • UPC: 710261022009
    • ASIN: 1594480184
    • ISBN: 1594480184
    • Brand: Riverhead Books
    • Manufacturer: Riverhead Books

    The Wu-Tang Manual is The RZA’s first written introduction to the philosophy and history of Hip-Hop’s original Dynasty, the Wu-Tang Clan.Written in a style that is at once personal and philosophical, The Wu-Tang Manual unravels the intricate web of personalities (and alter egos), warrior codes, numerological systems, and Eastern spiritual ethic... [Read More]

  • The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters

    • ASIN: 0465008976
    • ISBN: 9780465008971
    • Brand: imusti
    • Manufacturer: Civitas Books

    How hip hop shapes our conversations about race--and how race influences our consideration of hip hop Hip hop is a distinctive form of black art in America-from Tupac to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Kendrick Lamar, hip hop has long given voice to the African American experience. As scholar and cultural critic Tricia Rose argues, hip hop, in fact, has... [Read More]

  • Top 10 Important Albums in Hip Hop History

    Nas Biography: Life and Career of the Rapper

    Tupac Shakur - Actor, Poet, Rapper & King of Hip-Hop | Mini Bio | BIO