The Rap Year Book

The Rap Year Book
Author: Shea Serrano
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 583
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN 10: 1613128193
ISBN 13: 9781613128190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rap Year Book Book Review:

A New York Times–bestselling, in-depth exploration of the most pivotal moments in rap music from 1979 to 2014. Here’s what The Rap Year Book does: It takes readers from 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present, with Shea Serrano hilariously discussing, debating, and deconstructing the most important rap song year by year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music—from artists’ backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players—both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation. Picked by Billboard as One of the 100 Greatest Music Books of All-Time Pitchfork Book Club’s first selection

The Rap Year Book

The Rap Year Book
Author: Shea Serrano
Publsiher: Harry N. Abrams
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN 10: 9781419718182
ISBN 13: 1419718185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rap Year Book Book Review:

The Rap Year Book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present. Shea Serrano deftly pays homage to the most important song of each year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music--from artists' backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players--both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation. Complete with infographics, lyric maps, hilarious and informative footnotes, portraits of the artists, and short essays by other prominent music writers, The Rap Year Book is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created.

Hip Hop And Other Things

Hip Hop  And Other Things
Author: Shea Serrano
Publsiher: Twelve
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN 10: 1538730219
ISBN 13: 9781538730218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hip Hop And Other Things Book Review:

HIP-HOP (AND OTHER THINGS) is the third book in the (And Other Things) series. The first two—Basketball (And Other Things) and Movies (And Other Things)—were both #1 New York Times bestsellers.

Movies And Other Things

Movies  And Other Things
Author: Shea Serrano
Publsiher: Twelve
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 1538730200
ISBN 13: 9781538730201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies And Other Things Book Review:

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER BARNES & NOBLE BESTSELLER AMAZON BESTSELLER "Paging through Serrano's Movies (and Other Things) is like taking a long drive at night with a friend; there's that warmth and familiarity where the chat is more important than the fastest route from Point A to Point B...It's like a textbook gone right; your attention couldn't wander if it tried." -- Elisabeth Egan, New York Times Book Review Shea Serrano is back, and his new book, Movies (And Other Things), combines the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria table, and the sheer power of a Denzel monologue, all into one. Movies (And Other Things) is a book about, quite frankly, movies (and other things). One of the chapters, for example, answers which race Kevin Costner was able to white savior the best, because did you know that he white saviors Mexicans in McFarland, USA, and white saviors Native Americans in Dances with Wolves, and white saviors Black people in Black or White, and white saviors the Cleveland Browns in Draft Day? Another of the chapters, for a second example, answers what other high school movie characters would be in Regina George's circle of friends if we opened up the Mean Girls universe to include other movies (Johnny Lawrence is temporarily in, Claire from The Breakfast Club is in, Ferris Bueller is out, Isis from Bring It On is out...). Another of the chapters, for a third example, creates a special version of the Academy Awards specifically for rom-coms, the most underrated movie genre of all. And another of the chapters, for a final example, is actually a triple chapter that serves as an NBA-style draft of the very best and most memorable moments in gangster movies. Many, many things happen in Movies (And Other Things), some of which funny, others of which are sad, a few of which are insightful, and all of which are handled with the type of care and dedication to the smallest details and pockets of pop culture that only a book by Shea Serrano can provide.

The History of Hip Hop

The History of Hip Hop
Author: Eric Reese
Publsiher: Eric Reese
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2018-07-28
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Hip Hop Book Review:

Hip Hop is the way of life that's defining the world's youth today! What's the Hip Hop Truth for the Art and Pulse of America? This cultural brilliance of sound presented a voice and unique mind through the rough streets of America's largest conurbations going as far back as the 1920s. Sprung from the spirits of poverty, this inner city culture quickly uncovered an amazing bunch of young fresh black American forces of nature eager to express their unique self street accounts and contributed to a spirited new style of soul of black Americana across major cities in the USA. Nowadays, Hip Hop has reached the doorsteps of Africa, Australia, Asia, Jamaica, Canada and just about everywhere on the planet. To picture how far rap music has come, I discuss the following: - Difference between Hip-Hop and Rap - The earliest influences which birthed Hip Hop - Definition of Hip Hop culture - Role of Underground Rap Music - Cultural Theories around Hip Hop - Greatest Hip Hop moments - Catalog of Hip Hop Genres - Worldwide Hip Hop movements - And much more... As this music legacy continues to expand its sway, know for sure it's here to stay. The History of Hip Hop book series (Books 1 -3) gives you the very insights of an indisputable force of urban lyricists and Djs guaranteeing to keep producing incredible music talents and exciting new classics for ages to come. Hip Hop lives on! No need to hesitate. Click Buy Now and get schooled in the legacy of the world's most cultural evolution!

Hip Hop World

Hip Hop World
Author: Dalton Higgins
Publsiher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN 10: 1554982251
ISBN 13: 9781554982257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hip Hop World Book Review:

A fascinating look at hip hop, the world’s most popular music, and what it means to young people all over the globe, written by an acclaimed pop-culture critic. An excellent introduction to hip hop for young adults. Hip hop is arguably the predominant global youth subculture of this generation. In this book Dalton Higgins takes vivid snapshots of the hip hop scenes in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and more. American hip hop has gone through growing pains, and is questioned for being too commercialized to articulate the hopes, concerns and dreams of marginal youth and community members. Outside the US, hip hop culture is often a political tool to mobilize disenfranchised communities around hard issues, with little support from mainstream corporations or sponsors. Higgins taps into his own powers of pop culture prognostication to predict the future of the genre and the youth culture that spawned it, as hip hop spreads its tentacles to the furthest reaches of humanity. "[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." — Globe and Mail Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2 Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.6 Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

The History of Gangster Rap

The History of Gangster Rap
Author: Soren Baker
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1683352351
ISBN 13: 9781683352358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Gangster Rap Book Review:

The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date. Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine the evolution of gangster rap, its main players, and the culture that created this revolutionary music. From still-swirling conspiracy theories about the murders of Biggie and Tupac to the release of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, the era of gangster rap is one that fascinates music junkies and remains at the forefront of pop culture. Filled with interviews with key players such as Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and dozens more, as well as sidebars, breakout bios of notorious characters, lists, charts, and more, The History of Gangster Rap is the be-all-end-all book that contextualizes the importance of gangster rap as a cultural phenomenon.

Book of Rhymes

Book of Rhymes
Author: Adam Bradley
Publsiher: Civitas Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 0465094414
ISBN 13: 9780465094417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book of Rhymes Book Review:

If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hop's revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MC's wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners.Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.

Can t Stop Won t Stop

Can t Stop Won t Stop
Author: Jeff Chang
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 1429902698
ISBN 13: 9781429902694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can t Stop Won t Stop Book Review:

Can'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 generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic story has never been told with this kind of breadth, insight, and style. Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip-hop's forebears, founders, and mavericks, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, Can't Stop Won't Stop chronicles the events, the ideas, the music, and the art that marked the hip-hop generation's rise from the ashes of the 60's into the new millennium.

The Motherlode

The Motherlode
Author: Clover Hope
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 1683358058
ISBN 13: 9781683358053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Motherlode Book Review:

An illustrated highlight reel of more than 100 women in rap who have helped shape the genre and eschewed gender norms in the process The Motherlode highlights more than 100 women who have shaped the power, scope, and reach of rap music, including pioneers like Roxanne Shanté, game changers like Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliott, and current reigning queens like Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and Lizzo—as well as everyone who came before, after, and in between. Some of these women were respected but not widely celebrated. Some are impossible not to know. Some of these women have stood on their own; others were forced into templates, compelled to stand beside men in big rap crews. Some have been trapped in a strange critical space between respected MC and object. They are characters, caricatures, lyricists, at times both feminine and explicit. This book profiles each of these women, their musical and career breakthroughs, and the ways in which they each helped change the culture of rap.

Gangsta Rap Coloring Book

Gangsta Rap Coloring Book
Author: Aye Jay Morano,Aye Jay
Publsiher: Last Gasp
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2004-01-11
ISBN 10: 9780867196047
ISBN 13: 0867196041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gangsta Rap Coloring Book Book Review:

The title of the book says it all. 48 pages of,line-drawings of Gangsta rappers, done with the,black line we all remember from the,colouring books of our youth. the juxtaposition of,the outlaw image of the rappers with the childlike,innocence of a colouring book makes for an instant,laugh. in a smaller self-published edition, the,book was an immediate hit with the few people who,were able to see it. Now expanded from 20 to 48,pages, the book includes all of the top rappers,and their underground peers.

When the Beat Was Born

When the Beat Was Born
Author: Laban Carrick Hill
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN 10: 1466844795
ISBN 13: 9781466844797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Beat Was Born Book Review:

Before 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—longer for dancing. He called himself DJ Kool Herc and this is When the Beat Was Born. From his childhood in Jamaica to his youth in the Bronx, Laban Carrick Hill's book tells how Kool Herc came to be a DJ, how kids in gangs stopped fighting in order to breakdance, and how the music he invented went on to define a culture and transform the world.

How to Rap 2

How to Rap 2
Author: Paul Edwards
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-09-01
ISBN 10: 1613744048
ISBN 13: 9781613744048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Rap 2 Book Review:

Praise for How to Rap: "Filled with real tools and overflowing with inspiration, this comprehensive how-to manual examines the art and craft of rap. . . . Both newcomers to rap and more experienced listeners and artists can gain insights in the time-honored tradition of learning from the past, as told straight from the artists’ mouths. . . . Highly recommended." --Library Journal Featuring an array of rap techniques never before explained or cataloged--such as flams, triplets, lazy tails, and vibrato--HOW TO RAP 2 is a must-read for MCs looking to take their craft to the next level, as well as anyone fascinated by rapping and its complexity. Filled with exclusive insights from hip-hop's most innovative artists, such as Tech N9ne, Crooked I, The Pharcyde, Das EFX, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Big Daddy Kane, this book takes you through the intricacies of rhythm, rhyme, and vocal delivery, delving into the art form in unprecedented detail. Paul Edwards is a writer and researcher of hip-hop. He is regarded as a leading expert on hip-hop and rap, and has been referred to as "the Aristotle of hip-hop poetics" by internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet Dana Gioia. He is the author of How to Rap. Gift of Gab, of the group Blackalicious, is noted as one of the most dexterous and versatile MCs of all time.

Contact High

Contact High
Author: Vikki Tobak
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0525573887
ISBN 13: 9780525573883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contact High Book Review:

Featuring rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots alongside interviews and essays from industry legends, Contact High- A Visual History of Hip-Hoptakes readers on a chronological journey from old-school to alternative hip-hop and from analog to digital photography. The ultimate companion for music and photography enthusiasts, Contact High is the definitive history of hip-hop's early days, celebrating the artists that shaped the iconic album covers, t-shirts and posters beloved by hip-hop fans today.

The Story of Rap

The Story of Rap
Author: Lindsey Sagar
Publsiher: Caterpillar Books
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2019-06-13
ISBN 10: 9781848578302
ISBN 13: 184857830X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Rap Book Review:

From Grandmaster Flash to Jay-Z rap has shaped generations and transformed the charts. Bop along with the greats in this adorable baby book that introduces little ones to the rappers that started it all.

Ego Trip s Book of Rap Lists

Ego Trip s Book of Rap Lists
Author: Sacha Jenkins,Elliott Wilson,Jeff Mao,Gabe Alvarez,Brent Rollins
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-03-25
ISBN 10: 1466866977
ISBN 13: 9781466866973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ego Trip s Book of Rap Lists Book Review:

Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists is more popular than racism! Hip hop is huge, and it's time someone wrote it all down. And got it all right. With over 25 aggregate years of interviews, and virtually every hip hop single, remix and album ever recorded at their disposal, the highly respected Ego Trip staff are the ones to do it. The Book of Rap Lists runs the gamut of hip hop information. This is an exhaustive, indispensable and completely irreverent bible of true hip hip knowledge.

Original Gangstas

Original Gangstas
Author: Ben Westhoff
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 0316344869
ISBN 13: 9780316344869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Original Gangstas Book Review:

"Raw, authoritative, and unflinching ... An elaborately detailed, darkly surprising, definitive history of the LA gangsta rap era."---Kirkus, starred review A monumental, revealing narrative history about the legendary group of artists at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur. Amid rising gang violence, the crack epidemic, and police brutality, a group of unlikely voices cut through the chaos of late 1980s Los Angeles: N.W.A. Led by a drug dealer, a glammed-up producer, and a high school kid, N.W.A gave voice to disenfranchised African Americans across the country. And they quickly redefined pop culture across the world. Their names remain as popular as ever--Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube. Dre soon joined forces with Suge Knight to create the combustible Death Row Records, which in turn transformed Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur into superstars. Ben Westhoff explores how this group of artists shifted the balance of hip-hop from New York to Los Angeles. He shows how N.W.A.'s shocking success lead to rivalries between members, record labels, and eventually a war between East Coast and West Coast factions. In the process, hip-hop burst into mainstream America at a time of immense social change, and became the most dominant musical movement of the last thirty years. At gangsta rap's peak, two of its biggest names--Tupac and Biggie Smalls--were murdered, leaving the surviving artists to forge peace before the genre annihilated itself. Featuring extensive investigative reporting, interviews with the principal players, and dozens of never-before-told stories, Original Gangstas is a groundbreaking addition to the history of popular music.

Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip Hop History

Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip Hop History
Author: Chuck D
Publsiher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 0316430986
ISBN 13: 9780316430982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip Hop History Book Review:

A one-of-a kind survey of rap and hip hop history from 1973 to today by Chuck D, arguably the most influential rapper in the world. In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and "Rapper's Delight," hip hop and rap have become a billion-dollar worldwide phenomenon. Yet there is no definitive history of the genre-until now. Based on Chuck's long-running show on Rapstation.com, this massive compendium details the most iconic moments and influential songs in the genre's recorded history, from Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin'" to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Kendrick Lamar's ground-breaking verse on "Control." Also included are key events in hip hop history, from Grandmaster Flash's first scratch through Tupac's holographic appearance at Coachella. Throughout, Chuck offers his insider's perspective on the chart toppers and show stoppers as he lived it. Illustrating the pages are more than 100 portraits from the talented artists specializing in hip hop.

The Anthology of Rap

The Anthology of Rap
Author: Adam Bradley,Andrew DuBois
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-11-02
ISBN 10: 0300163061
ISBN 13: 9780300163063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Anthology of Rap Book Review:

From the school yards of the South Bronx to the tops of the "Billboard" charts, rap has emerged as one of the most influential cultural forces of our time. This pioneering anthology brings together more than 300 lyrics written over 30 years, from the "old school" to the present day.

50 Rappers Who Changed the World

50 Rappers Who Changed the World
Author: Candace McDuffie
Publsiher: Hardie Grant Books
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN 10: 9781784883386
ISBN 13: 1784883387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Rappers Who Changed the World Book Review:

Arguably one of the most mainstream music styles today, rap was in fact born centuries ago in West Africa with historians or 'griots' who used to tell stories of the past over the beat of a drum. But it wasn't until the 1970s in New York that rapping as we know it was born and began to flourish. 50 Rappers Who Changed the World profiles some of the genre's biggest influencers, from the 1970s until the present day. From Bronx-based legends Afrikaa Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash in the 70s, to Run-DMC and Public Enemy in the 80s, Biggie, Tupac and Snoop in the 90s, and Eminem and Jay-Z in the 00s, this is a history of music for anyone who loves rap. Featuring MCs like Melle Mel, West Coast legends including N.W.A. and Ice-T, and countless women who changed the game, like Salt-n-Pepa, MC Lyte and Missy Elliot. And today, we have a new breed of artists who are dominating the charts, from J. Cole to Kendrick Lamar, Logic and Cardi B. Filled with a stylish illustrations and short biography of each artist, this book is a celebration of the musicians who shaped the genre and changed the world.