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by Albert Johnson & Steven Savile Infamous Books (July 16, 2013)

Prodigy, from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, launches Infamous Books with a story of loyalty, vengeance, and greed.

The Dirty Version

by Buddha Monk & Mickey Hess Dey Street Books (November 04, 2014)

On the tenth anniversary of his death, The Dirty Version is the first biography of hip hop superstar and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, to be written by someone from his inner circle:...

Black, Blanc, Beur: Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture in the Francophone World

by Alain-Philippe Durand Scarecrow Press (October 16, 2002)

Black, Blanc, Beur is about the emergence and growing notoriety of rap music and hip-hop culture in the French-speaking world (France, Quebec, and Western Africa). It provides an introduction to many forms of...

Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts

by Babacar M'Baye & Alexander Charles Oliver Hall Scarecrow Press (July 12, 2013)

In Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts, a wide range of scholarly contributions on the local and global significance of American popular music examines the connections between...

Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World

by Eric Charry Indiana University Press (October 23, 2012)

Hip Hop Africa explores a new generation of Africans who are not only consumers of global musical currents, but also active and creative participants. Eric Charry and an international group of contributors look...

24 Bars to Kill

by Andrew B. Armstrong Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

The most clearly identifiable and popular form of Japanese hip-hop, “ghetto” or “gangsta” music has much in common with its corresponding American subgenres, including its portrayal of life on the margins,...

99 Problems

by Ali Graham Workman Publishing Company (March 10, 2015)

Poor Superstar. All the money and fame in the world won’t prevent him from having a bad hair day. Or stepping in gum. Or not being able to fit into skinny jeans, or watching helplessly as a scoop of ice cream...

Gangster Doodles

by Marlon Sassy Harper Design (May 28, 2019)

A collectible, four-color illustrated A–Z treasury of gangster rappers, the hip-hop high-life, and notorious pop culture history, told through a series of graphic doodles on 3” x 3” sticky notes.

Four years...

Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime

by Dan Hancox William Collins (May 17, 2018)


‘The definitive grime biography’ NME

’A landmark genre history’ Pitchfork

The year 2000. As Britain celebrates...

Rap Dad

by Juan Vidal Atria Books (September 25, 2018)

A timely reflection on identity in America, exploring the intersection of fatherhood, race, and hip-hop culture.

Just as his music career was taking off, Juan Vidal received life-changing news: he’d soon be...

Hip-Hop in Africa

by Msia Kibona Clark, Quentin Williams & Akosua Adomako Ampofo Ohio University Press (April 30, 2018)

Throughout Africa, artists use hip-hop both to describe their lives and to create shared spaces for uncensored social commentary, feminist challenges to patriarchy, and resistance against state institutions,...

Entertainment University

by Anthony E Thompson Ii ATNetwork LLC (February 01, 2018)

This book is the culmination of thousands of hours of thinking, living, talking, research- ing, and writing about Entertainment University School of Hip Hop covering film, music, and entertainment business....

The Hip Hop Lectures (Volume 2)

by Dr. T.L. Osborne Dr. Taneisha L. Osborne (February 02, 2015)

The Hip Hop Lectures (Volume 2) are inspired by actual academic Hip Hop lectures taught in various educational institutes and organizations. The Hip Hop Lectures provide readers with an in-depth look at current...

The Hip Hop Lectures (Volume 1)

by Dr. T.L. Osborne Dr. Taneisha L. Osborne (February 01, 2015)

The Hip Hop Lectures (Volume 1) are inspired by actual academic Hip Hop lectures taught in various educational institutes and organizations. The Hip Hop Lectures provide readers with an in-depth look at current...

The Real Eminem

by Harris Rosen Peace! Carving (December 04, 2017)

The Real Eminem is your one-way ticket deep inside the mind of the real Eminem. It will blow your mind!


This book contains two exclusive in-person April 1999 interviews with Eminem and one exclusive in-person...

The Real 213

by Harris Rosen Peace! Carving (October 25, 2017)

Behind The Music Tales is a series which captures the mood and the feel of the energy that surged from music in the 90s and 2000s. It presents exclusive original interviews as an honest record, directly from...

The Real MC Eiht

by Harris Rosen Peace! Carving (October 21, 2017)

Behind the Music Tales is a series which captures the mood and feel of the energy that surged through music in the 90s and 2000s. It presents exclusive original interviews as an honest record, directly from...

The Real Diddy

by Harris Rosen Peace! Carving (October 17, 2017)

Behind the Music Tales is a series which captures the mood and feel of the energy that surged through music and pop culture in the 90s and 2000s. It presents exclusive original interviews as an honest record...

We Flow Hard

by Mason Levey, Sarah Levey & Emily Didonato Running Press (January 02, 2018)

Y7 Studios co-founders Sarah and Mason Levey bring their sweat-dripping, beat-bumping practice to readers with We Flow Hard, a fitness and lifestyle book from the original hip-hop yoga studio.

Y7 embodies a modern,...


by Maxine Johns Nobility Press (August 29, 2017)

This book is your opportunity to see into the real life of creatives and artists. You will see how we connect and how important great conversations are. Maybe you’re reading this book because your passion...

Three Kings

by Zack O'Malley Greenburg Little, Brown and Company (March 06, 2018)

A deeply reported history of the business of hip-hop, and a blueprint for the careers of its three most dynamic stars: Diddy, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z

Being a successful musician was simply never enough for the three...

I Am A Black Man

by Demetrius Walker Capitalize The B (June 12, 2017)

Enter the mind of Demetrius Walker as he fights for the American Dream amidst the intergenerational struggles of poverty, daddy issues, and religious conviction. I Am a Black Man is a memoir that examines love,...

Toronto Sound Vol. 1: A Memoir of the City's Rising Producers

by KLFTN Sound Supremacy Entertainment, Inc. (November 14, 2016)

KLFTN, and I am the CEO/Founder of Sound Supremacy Entertainment, based out of Toronto, Canada.  I am the person responsible for creating the platform “Battle of the Beat Makers”, which is responsible for...

Hip-Hop within and without the Academy

by Karen Snell & Johan Söderman Lexington Books (July 29, 2014)

Hip-hop’s historical nature as a mouthpiece for marginalized peoples provides a platform for its universal-appeal and contemporary relevancy. Moreover, hip-hop culture’s affirmation of a pedagogy of liberation...

Political Melodies in the Pews?

by David L. Moody Lexington Books (September 27, 2012)

In this fascinating study of contemporary Christian worshippers, David L. Moody analyzes Christian rap music against traditional Christian theology. For many, mixing the sanctified worship of God with music...

This Book Ain't Nuttin to Fuck With

by Christoph Paul & Grant Wamack Clash Books (February 17, 2017)

An eclectic collection of Crime, Horror, Bizarro, Science Fiction, Ninja Action, Noir, Mythos, and Literary Fiction stories, that gives tribute to one of the best Hip-Hop groups of all time.



Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transcultural Music, and Ethnic Identities

by Christopher Dennis Lexington Books (December 16, 2011)

Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transnational Music, and Ethnic Identities, by Christopher Dennis, reveals how, through a mode of transculturation, Afro-Colombian youth are transforming U.S. hip-hop into...

Hip Hop at Europe's Edge

by Milosz Miszcynski & Adriana Helbig Indiana University Press (March 27, 2017)

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...

The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture: Toward Bridging the Generational Divide

by Emmett G. Price Iii Scarecrow Press (November 10, 2011)

In this collection of provocative essays, leading thinkers, preachers, and scholars from around the country challenge both the Black church and the hip-hop generation to realize their shared responsibilities...

Representing Black Music Culture: Then, Now, and When Again?

by Bill Banfield Scarecrow Press (October 07, 2011)

In this collection of essays, interviews, and profiles, William Banfield reflects on his life as an musician and educator, weaving together pieces of cultural criticism that pay homage to artists who have created...

The Vinyl Ain't Final

by Dipannita Basu & Sidney Lemelle Pluto Press (April 20, 2006)

In the preface of The Vinyl Ain’t Final, Robin Kelley exclaims ‘Hip Hop is Dead! Long Live Hip Hop’, and the rest of the contributors in this edited volume respond by providing critical perspectives that...

Raising Kanye

by Karen Hunter, Donda West & Kanye West Pocket Books (May 08, 2007)

As the mother of hip-hop superstar Kanye West, Donda West has watched her son grow from a brilliant baby boy with all the intimations of fame and fortune to one of the hottest rappers on the music scene. And...

The Game Don't Change

by Mazaradi Fox Infamous Books (November 01, 2016)

The posthumous novel from legendary Queens rapper Mazaradi Fox, who was once a member of 50 Cent's G-Unit crew.

The Pirate's Dilemma

by Matt Mason Free Press (January 08, 2008)

It started with punk. Hip-hop, rave, graffiti, and gaming took it to another level, and now modern technology has made the ideas and innovations of youth culture increasingly intimate and increasingly global...

From Pieces to Weight

by 50 Cent & Kris Ex MTV Books (August 09, 2005)


That's what this book is about--the good times and the bad times. I wrote this book to explain the world I come from. To a lot of people, I may be too young to reflect on life. And they...

Straight from the Source

by Kim Osorio MTV Books (April 08, 2008)

Kim Osorio had a front-row seat for the biggest beefs, battles, and blow-ups in hip-hop. As the first female editor-in-chief of The Source, she had come up.

From her corner office, Kim got the goods on hip-hop's...

A Hip-Hop Story

by Heru Ptah MTV Books (April 29, 2006)

The first novel to truly capture the fast and furious world of hip-hop -- one in which the line between art and life is blurred for two ambitious MCs whose battle to be #1 is fought with weapons and words.


It's No Secret

by Carmen Bryan MTV Books (November 28, 2006)

Carmen Bryan is no stranger to the rap world. Not only did she work at Def Jam and Capitol Records but she shares a daughter with hip-hop superstar Nas -- a relationship made extremely public through Nas's celebrity...

Let's Talk About Pep

by Sandy Denton, Queen Latifah & Missy Elliott MTV Books (August 26, 2008)

She's the spiciest ingredient in the legendary rap group Salt-N-Pepa, and the outspoken star of VH1's smash-hit reality show. She's Sandy "Pepa" Denton -- and she's never at a loss for words. Now, in her first...

Hiding in Hip Hop

by Terrance Dean Atria Books (May 13, 2008)

“If you love Empire, then you must read Terrance Dean’s memoir Hiding in Hip Hop. This is the real story of what it means to be black and gay in Hollywood and the music industry.”—Tananarive Due, American...

I Mix What I Like!: A Mixtape Manifesto

by Jared A. Ball AK Press (June 21, 2011)

A manifesto on the journalistic purpose of the hip-hop mixtape.

Pulse of the People: Political Rap Music and Black Politics

by Lakeyta M. Bonnette University of Pennsylvania Press (March 02, 2015)

Examining the history of rap music, particularly the subgenre of political rap, and coupling public opinion research with lyrical analysis, Lakeyta M. Bonnette illustrates the ways rap music serves as a vehicle...

Keep the Faith: A Memoir: A Memoir

by Faith Evans Grand Central Publishing (August 29, 2008)

It's been over ten years since Big was killed. I grieved for him for a very long time. And then, as time passed, the icy wall of grief surrounding my heart began to thaw and I began to heal. I remarried, had...