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A Brief History of Rhyme and Bass: Growing Up with Hip-Hop Shawn Livernoche, Daniel Corvino Buy
A Century of Jazz: From Blues to Bop, Swing to Hiphop - A Hundred Years of Music, Musicians, Singers and Styles Roy Carr Buy
A Taste of Power Elaine Brown Buy
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini Buy
Aerosol Kingdom: Subway Painters of New York City Ivor L. Miller; Foreword by Robert Farris Thompson Buy
All Music Guide to Hip-Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap and Hip-Hop Various Editors Buy
All You Need to Know About Rappin Gandmaster Blaster Buy
Am I Black Enough for You Todd Boyd Buy
Art of Emcee-ing Buy
Art of Getting Over Steven Powers Buy
Audacity of Hope Barack Obama Buy
Back in the Day : My Life and Times with Tupac Shakur Darrin Keith Bastfield Buy
Back in the Days Jamel Shabazz Buy
Backjumps Sketch Book Adrian Nabi
Bad Boy: The Influence of Sean Puffy Combs on the Music Industry Ronin Ro Buy
Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall: Social Commentary via Graffiti Robin Banksy Buy
Beastie Boys Companion : 2 Decades of Commentary John Rocco Buy
Beastie Boys: In Their Own Words Michael Heatley Buy
Beastie Boys: Rhyming and Stealing Angus Batey Buy
Beat: Go-Gos Fusion of Funk and Hip Hop Kip Lornell, Charles C. Stephenson Jr.
Between God and Gangsta Rap: Bearing Witness to Black Culture Michael Eric Dyson Buy
Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America Tricia Rose Buy
Black Popular Music in America: From the Spirituals, Minstrels, and Ragtime Arnold Shaw Buy
Black Studies, Rap, and the Academy (Black Literature and Culture) Houston A., Jr. Baker Buy
Black, Blanc, Beur: Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture in the Francophone World Alain-Phillippe Durand (Editor)
Bleep! Censoring Rock and Rap Music (Contributions to the study of Popular Cultre) Betty Houchin Winfield and Sandra Davidson (editors) Buy
Bomb The Suburbs William Upski Wimsatt Buy
Boogaloo: The Quintessence of American Popular Music Arthur Kempton Buy
Break It Down: The Inside Story From the New Leaders of Rap Michael Small, Al Pereira (photographer) Buy
Bring the Noise: A Guide to Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture H. Nelson and M.A. Gonzales
Broken Windows-Burning New York James T. Murray and Karla L. Murry Buy
Bulletproof Diva Lisa Jones Buy
Can't Stop, Won't Stop Jeff Chang
Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge Cheech Marin Buy
Chosen By Fate: My Life Inside Death Row Records McKinley Buy
Classic Material: The Hip Hop Album Guide Oliver Wang
Conscious Women Rock The Page Marcella Runell Hall, Black Artmis, JLove, E-Fierce Buy
Contact Sheet 116: Tony Gleaton, Tengo Casi 500 Años¿I Have Almost 500 Years. Africa's Legacy in Mexico, Central and South America Tony Gleaton Buy
Country Fried Soul: Adventures in Dirty South Hip-Hop Tamara Palmer Buy
Dangerous Times. The Mike Berry Buy
Dead Emcee Scrolls, The Saul Williams Buy
Dear 2 Pac Josh Sims Buy
Dondi White Style Master General: The Life of Graffiti Artist Dondi White Andrew Witten & Michael White
Drive-By Gary Rivlin Buy
Droppin' Science: Critical Essays on Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture William Eric Perkins
Droppin' Science: Straight-Up Talk From Hip Hop's Greatest Voices Denise L. McIver (editor)
Dying Ground, The: A Hip Hop Noir Novel Nichelle Tramble Buy
E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX Earl Simmons and Smokey D. Fontaine
Ego Trip's Big Book of Racism! Sacha Jenkins, Elliot Wilson, Chairman Jefferson Mao, Gabriel Alvarez Buy
Ego Trip's Book of Hip Hop Lists Sacha Jenkins, Elliott Wilson, Chairman Mao, Gabriel Alvarez, Theodore Alos Buy
Eminem: Angry Blonde Marshall Mathers III Buy
Eminem: Crossing the Line Martin Huxley Buy
Faith of Graffiti, The Norman Mailer, Mervyn Kurlansky, John Narr
Fast Forward: Hip Hop Drum Patterns Unknown Buy
Fight the Power: Rap, Race, and Reality Chuck D
Five Percenter Rap: God Hop's Music, Message, And Black Muslim Mission Felicia M. Miyakawa Buy
Fresh Fly Flavor: Words & Phrases of the Hip-Hop Generation Fab Five Freddy
From Bomba to Hip Hop Juan Flores
From Hucklebuck to Hip-Hop: Social Dance in the African-American Community John W. Roberts
From the Underground: Hip-Hop Culture as an Agent of Social Change Hashim A. Shomari
From Totems to Hip Hop: Poetry Across the Americas, 1900-2002 Ishamel Reed (Editor) Buy
Funk: The Music, the People, and the Rhythm of the One Rickey Vincent Buy
Futura Futura 2000 Buy
Gangsta Rap Coloring Book Aye Jay Buy
Gangsta: Merchandising Rhymes of Violence Ronin Ro
Global Noise: Rap and Hip Hop Outside the USA Tony Mitchell (Editor)
Got Your Back: My Life in Tupac's Last Year Frank Alexander Buy
Graffiti Subculture: Youth, Masculinity and Identity in London and New York Nancy Macdonald Buy
Graffito Michael Walsh Buy
Gunshots in My Cookup: Bits and Bites from a Hip-Hop Caribbean Life Selywn Seyfu Hinds
Haunting of Hip Hop, The Bertice Berry Buy
Have Gun Will Travel: The Spectacular Rise and Violent Fall of Death Row Records Ronin Ro Buy
Hip Hop 86-89 Nick Smash
Hip Hop America Nelson George Buy
Hip Hop and Rap NA
Hip Hop Divas Various Buy
Hip Hop Entrepreneur Promotion Lists of Exposure, The Walt Goodridge
Hip Hop Entrepreneur Promotion Lists of Exposure, The Walt Goodridge Buy
Hip Hop Generation: The Crisis in African American Culture, The Bakari Kitwana
Hip Hop High School Alan Sitomer Buy
Hip Hop Immortals Volume One Bonz Malone
Hip Hop Story Heru Ptah Buy
Hip Hop Till You Drop Devra Speregen
Hip Hop Tried 2 Kill Me Fleetwood Buy
Hip Hop Years: A History of Rap, The Denise L. McIver (Editor) Buy
Hip Hop: Bring the Noise: The Stories Behind the Biggest Songs Neil Kulkarni Buy
Hip Hoptionary Alonzo Westbrook
Hip-Hop Bass: 101 Grooves, Riffs, Loops, & Beats Josquin Des Pris Buy
Hip-Hop Poetry and the Classics for the Classroom Alan Sitomer & Michael Cirelli Buy
Hip-Hop vs MAAT: A Psycho/Social Analysis of Values Jawanza Kunjufu Buy
Hip-Hop-Perations: Surgical Essays and Poems for the Ghetto Mind Khalil Amani
His Name Is Scott Gigney Buy
History of Rap Music (African American Achievers), The Cookie Lommel
Holler if You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Michael Eric Dyson Buy
Hood: Race, Space and Place in Rap and Hip-Hop, The Murray Forman
Hoopster, The Alan Lawrence Sitomer Buy
How To Rent-a Negro damali ayo Buy
I Got Thunder: Black Woman Songwriters and Their Craft LaShonda Barnett Buy
I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. Michael Eric Dyson Buy
Ice Cube: Attitude Joel McIver Buy
Inner City Miracle Greg Mathis and Blair S. Walker Buy
It's Not About a Salary...Rap, Race + Resistance in Los Angeles Brian Cross Buy
Jails, Hospitals, & Hip-Hop and Some People Danny Hoch Buy
Journal of Hip Hop Andrew Ryan & Akil Smith (editors) Buy
Killing of Tupac Shakur, The Cathy Scott
King of Rock: Respect, Responsibility and My Life With Run DMC Darryl McDaniels with Bruce Haring
La Maravilla Alfredo Vea Buy
LAbryinth: A Dective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls... Randall Sullivan Buy
Ladies First: Revelations From a Strong Black Woman Queen Latifah Buy
Last Black Mecca: Hip Hop A black Cultural Awareness Phenomena... Robert Scoop Jackson
Last King, The Nichelle Tramble Buy
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey Frank Broughton, Bill Brewster Buy
Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money and God Russell Simmons w/ Nelson George
Locke 128 Shawna Yang Ryan Buy
Looking for the Perfect Beat: The Art and Culture of the DJ Kurt B. Reighley
Lyrical Swords Volume I: Hip Hop and Politics in the Mix Adisa Banjoko Buy
Lyrical Swords Volume II: Westside Rebellion Adisa Banjoko Buy
Makin' It: The Hip-Hop Guide to True Survival Edward Dejesus Buy
Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X Michael Eric Dyson Buy
Men Behind Def Jam: The Radical Rise of Russell Simmons And Rick Rubin, The Alex Ogg Buy
Move the Crowd:Voices and Faces of the Hip Hop Nation Gregor & Dimitri Ehrlich Buy
Murder of Biggie Smalls Cathy Scott Buy
Muslim Networks from Hajj to Hip Hop (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks) Miriam Cooke and Bruce B. Lawrence (editors) Buy
Naked Under Our Clothes Ed Lover, Doctor Dre Buy
Nation Conscious Rap James G. Spady and Joseph D. Eure Buy
Negroes With Guns Robert Franklin Williams Buy
New Beats: Exploring the Music Culture and Attitudes of Hip-hop, The S.H. Fernando Buy
New H.N.I.C: The Death of Civil Rights and the Reign of Hip Hop, The Todd Boyd Buy
New York Ricans From the Hip Hop Zone Raquel Z. Rivera Buy
No Disrespect Sister Souljah Buy
No More Prisons : Urban Life, Homeschooling, Hip-Hop Leadership... William U. Wimsatt Buy
No Woman No Cry: My Life With Bob Marley Rita Marley, Hettie Jones Buy
Oh Snap! The Rap Photography of Ricky Powell Ricky Powell Buy
On Top! Your Spot in The Multi-billion Dollar Music Industry Underwood Street Productions
One Love, One Heart James Haskins Buy
One Nation Under a Groove : Rap Music and Its Roots James Haskins Buy
Ordinary Me: From Survival to Success Taneshia Marshall Buy
Painting Without Permission: Hip-Hop Graffiti Subculture Janice Rahn Buy
Pass the Mic : Beastie Boys 1991-1996 Carlo McCormick, Paul D. Miller Buy
Performing Identity/Performing Culture: Hip Hop As Text, Pedagogy... Greg Dimitriadis Buy
Phat Beats, Dope Rhymes: Hip Hop Down Under Comin' Upper Ian Maxwell Buy
Post-bop Hip-hop: A Tribe Called Quest John Sansevere, Erica Farber Buy
Post-Soul Nation Nelson George Buy
Predator: Big Game Sandy Schofield Buy
Public Enemy #1 David L. Shabazz Buy
Punany: The Hip Hop Psalms Anthology Buy
Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones Quincy Jones
Race Music: Black Cultures From Bebop to Hip-Hop Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. Buy
Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class Robin D.G. Kelley Buy
Race Rules: Navigating the Color Line Michael Eric Dyson
Raising Cain: Blackface Performance from Jim Crow to Hip Hop W.T. Lhamon Buy
Rap and Hip Hop:The Voice of a Generation (African Diaspora) Sherry Ayazi-Hashjin Buy
Rap Attack 2: African Rap to Global Hip Hop David Toop Buy
Rap Attack 3 David Toop Buy
Rap Attack: African Jive to New York Hip Hop David Toop Buy
Rap Music Jennifer Keeley Buy
Rap Music and Street Consciousness (Music in American Life) Cheryl Lynette Keyes Buy
Rap Music and the Poetics of Identity Adam Krims Buy
Rap on Gangsta Rap: Who Run It?: Gangsta Rap and Visions of Black Violence Bakari Kitwana Buy
Rap on Rap: Straight-Up Talk on Hiphop Culture Adam Sexton (Editor) Buy
Rap, Ritual and Reality John A., Jr. Logan Buy
Rap: The Lyrics/the Words to Rap's Greatest Hits Lawrence A. Stanley (Editor) Buy
Rap: This Game of Exposure Walt F.J. Goodridge Buy
Rebel for the Hell of It : The Life of Tupac Shakur Armond White Buy
Reflecting Black Michael Eric Dyson Buy
Representing: Hip Hop Culture and the Production of Black Cinema S. Craig Watkins Buy
Revelations: There is Light After the Lime Mase (Mason Betha) & Karen Hunter (contributor) Buy
Revolution by the Book: The Rap Is Live Jamil Al-Amin Buy
Rhythm and Business: The Political Economy of Black Music Norman Kelley (Editor) Buy
Rickford Files: Classic New York Photographs, The Ricky Powell Buy
Rose That Grew from Concrete, The Tupac Shakur Buy
Rough Guide to Hip Hop Peter Shapiro Buy
Rough Mix Jimmy Bowen Buy
Ruminations Kris Parker Buy
Shady Bizzness : Life as Marshall Mathers Body guard... Unknown Buy
Sicher in Kreuzberg : Constructing Diasporas: Turkish Hip-Hop Youth in Berlin Ayhan Kaya Buy
Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present Mark Costello, David Foster Wallace (Contributor) Buy
Small Island Andrea Levy Buy
Spectacular Vernaculars: Hip-Hop and the Politics of Postmodernism Russell A. Potter Buy
Spook Who Sat By the Door, The Sam Greenlee Buy
Spraycan Art Henry Chalfonte Buy
Start and Run Your Own Record Label Daylle Deanna Schwartz Buy
Static : My Tupac Shakur Story Jimi Dright Buy
Story of Hip Hop: From Afrika to America From Sugerhill to Eminem, The James Haskins
Street Conscious Rap James G. Spady & Charles G. Lee Buy
Street Kingdom: Five Years Inside the Franklin Avenue Posse Douglas Century Buy
Street Soldier Joseph Marshall, Jr. Buy
Street Talk: Da Official Guide to Hip Hop & Urban Slanguage Randy "Moe Deezy" Kearse Buy
Style Writing From The Underground Phase 2 and Schmdlapp Buy
Subway Art Henry Chalfont and Martha Cooper Buy
Subway Graffiti: An aesthetic study of graffiti on the subway system of NY Jack Stewart Ph. D.
Taking the Train Joe Austin Buy
Tha Doggfather: The Times, Trials & Hardcore Truths of Snoop Dogg Davin Seay, Snoop Doggy Dog Buy
That's the Joint! The Hip-Hop Studies Reader Murray Forman, Mark Anthony Neal Buy
Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neal Hurston Buy
There's a God on the Mic: The True 50 Greatest MCs Kool Moe Dee, Chuck D, Ernie Paniccioli Buy
Tough Love : Cultural Criticism & Familial Observations on...Tupac Shakur Michael Datcher (Editor) Buy
Tougher Than Leather Bill Adler Buy
Tupac Shakur Quincy Jones, the Editors of Vibe Magazine (Editor) Buy
Turntable Technique: The Art of the D. J. Stephen Webber Buy
Twenty-Five Chickens and a Pig for a Bride Evangeline Canonizado Buell Buy
Twilight Stephanie Meyer Buy
Ultimate Survival Guide for the New Music Industry: A Handbook for Hell Justin Goldberg Buy
Understanding the Connections Between Black and Aboriginal Peoples Raging BlakkIndian Dub Buy
United States Vs Hip Hop the Historical and Political Significance of Rap Julian Dillard, Julian L. D. Shabazz Buy
Vibe History of Hip Hop Allen Light (editor) Buy
Voices in the Mirror : An Autobiography Gordon Parks Buy
Westside: The Coast-To-Coast Explosion of American Hip Hop William Shaw Buy
Westside: Young Men & Hip Hop in L.A. William Shaw Buy
When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost Joan Morgan Buy
When Gods Go Begging Alfredo Vea Buy
White Boy Shuffle, The Paul Beatty Buy
Who Shot Ya? Three Decades of Hip Hop Photography Ernie Paniccioloi, forward by Kevin Powell Buy
Who's Who in Christian Hip-Hop Resource Directory Lady J Buy
Why I Love Black Women Michael Eric Dyson Buy
Why White Kids Love Hip Hop: Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes, And the New Reality of Race in America Bakari Kitwana Buy
Yes Yes Y'all Jim Fricke, Charlie Ahearn, Nelson George Buy
Yo' Mama's Disfunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America Robin D.G. Kelley Buy
You Forgot about Dre! : The Unauthorized Biography of Dr. Dre & Eminem... Kelly Kenyatta Buy