All Music Guide to Hip Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap and Hip-Hop
Posted Mar 28 2006
The amount of information in here is overwhelming, but it's a handy reference for sure. Countless artist biographies are included from around the world. Albums are reviewed and placed in a broader context while essays and "music maps" tracing the connection between different songs. There are a few ommissions, but considering their task, nothing noteworthy comes to mind. They even included performers on the fringes of hip hop, such as DJ Godfather, who's known for his contributions to bass, electro, and ghettotech. It's all love though!