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Hip Hop books
March 22, 2006 10:36PM


Any good books about hip-hop that you know of? Please tell me, i wanna read them
Re: Hip Hop books
March 22, 2006 10:51PM


my one when I finish it some time next year Laughing
Re: Hip Hop books
March 22, 2006 11:08PM




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Re: Hip Hop books
March 22, 2006 11:43PM

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Re: Hip Hop books
March 22, 2006 11:45PM


ur pictures fuckin wreck my head.

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Re: Hip Hop books
March 22, 2006 11:54PM

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You seem 2 worry 2 much about my pictures Verb!
I'd understand maybe if you had dial-up and it did your head in waithing 4 it 2 load up the pix!
Relax man...
Re: Hip Hop books
March 23, 2006 12:05AM


The Rap Attack by David Toop
Re: Hip Hop books
March 23, 2006 12:10AM

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Rebel For The Hell Of It...
Re: Hip Hop books
March 23, 2006 12:20AM


The rough guide to hiphop by peter shapiro is a fairly good book.
The 2pac book with the black and white photo on the front i think its just called tupac shakur.
The book of hiphop cover art by andrew emery is really good.
Have gun will travel by ronin ro is about death row records. Its quite a good one.
The 2pac book that came out when resurection came out with just pictures and stuff he wrote is also quite a good read.
Re: Hip Hop books
March 23, 2006 12:44AM

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amazingly interesting book^

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Re: Hip Hop books
March 23, 2006 12:03PM


Yes yes y'all an oral history of hiphop = great
Where you're at - patrick neate = not as good but worth a read
Can't stop won't stop - a history of the hiphop generation - geoffrey chang = alright
haven't read tricksta - nick cohn, but it seems like it would be well worth a read

On a reggae tip
Bass Culture - Alex Bradley - is well well worth a read - sure hiphop is the child of reggae anyways!
Re: Hip Hop books
March 23, 2006 07:32PM


^i liked 'where you're at', 'the men behind def jam' by alex ogg is worth reading too, good history lesson, even if it is biased towards rubin & simmons
Re: Hip Hop books
March 23, 2006 08:01PM


I know its not hiphop but the beatles anthology is a great book
Re: Hip Hop books
March 23, 2006 09:39PM


Queens Reigns Supreme is one of the best books iv ever read honestly

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Re: Hip Hop books
March 24, 2006 01:51AM




one of the best books i've ever read. a fucking great read, it covers everything that helped shape hip hop into what it is, from why dr dre got into nwa in the first place to the politic's behind the shaping of new york's projects which in time gave us some the greatest mc's in the game. a must read for any real hip hop fan!
Re: Hip Hop books
March 24, 2006 02:10AM


reading is gay
Re: Hip Hop books
March 24, 2006 11:25AM


Can't stop won't stop is good in a lot of ways, like the way it extends the scope of inquiry to take in salient politicial, cultural and social developments, which undoubtedly was the impetus behind the hiphop movement. Benign Neglect, the cycle of escalation and de-escalation of gang violence, the re-development (read de: development of the Bronx), the economic cirsis in Jamaica - causing mass emmigration to the Bronx.
My only complaint about the book is a few factual errors in the reggae/Jamaica section and a writing style that can be really OTT a lot of the time - he has really done his research and has good facts at his fingertips - yet he falls foul of overanalysis and flowery language where there's just no need for it.

Yes, I'm a nerd, I know it.

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Re: Hip Hop books
March 24, 2006 03:52PM



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The Vibe history of Hip hop is a good read.




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