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by Albert Johnson & Steven Savile

"A gritty, fast-paced tale of revenge...Tight, terse prose harkens back to pulp fiction of the 1950s...The work is a breath of fresh air from lengthy, trying-too-hard-to-shock street lit and is an excellent...

2pac vs. Biggie

by Jeff Weiss & Evan McGarvey

Hip hop icons and rap innovators, the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur continue to influence, define, and change the genre years after their deaths. Despite the controversies surrounding the murders of Tupac...

N*gga Theory

by Jody David Armour, Larry Krasner & Melina Abdullah

  • Jody held basketball records at Lower Merion HS in Philly for years...until they were broken by KOBE BRYANT.
  • N*gga Theory is Jody's brand of critical race theory he's been developing for 30 years.
  • @niggatheory...

  • “This Is America”

    by Katie Rios

    In“This Is America”: Race, Gender, and Politics in America’s Musical Landscape, Katie Rios argues that prominent American artists and musicians build encoded gestures of resistance into their works and...

    Move the Crowd

    by Eric Barrier, William Griffin & Kirk Parrish

    Innovative illustrator Kirk Parrish brings the iconic song "Move the Crowd" to life for the first time as a children's picture book.

    With knowledge of self, there's nothing I can't solve

    At 360 degrees I revolve...

    Listen to This If You Love Great Music

    by Robin Murray

    Listen To This If You Love Great Music is a must read for anyone with even a passing interest in music. Featuring 100 of the best albums from the last four decades,​ editor Robin Murray shares...

    Representing Islam

    by Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir

    How do Muslims who grew up after September 11 balance their love for hip-hop with their devotion to Islam? How do they live the piety and modesty called for by their faith while celebrating an art form defined,...

    Mama Phife Represents

    by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

    Mama Phife Represents is an arresting document of the body’s lowest depth of hurt, from a poet and mother who suddenly loses her son to Type 1 diabetes at the height of his musical career. It is a love letter...


    by Oliver Keens

    Festivals is a must-have guide to the world’s best and most memorable music festivals – a list of all those you need to know and those you should experience.


    Discover the compelling stories behind the...

    Women Rapping Revolution

    by Rebekah Farrugia & Kellie D. Hay

    Detroit, MIchigan, has long been recognized as a center of musical innovation and social change. Rebekah Farrugia and Kellie D. Hay draw on seven years of fieldwork to illuminate the important role that women...

    Baptized in Dirty Water

    by Daniel White Hodge

    Tupac Amaru Shakur was considered a Hip Hop prophet. His spiritual journey has not had much attention given to it until now. This book looks at Tupac's gospel message from a Hip Hop context. Tupac presents a...

    Tupac: The Modern Day Messiah

    by Andrew Acampora

    Tupac: The Modern-Day Messiah is a courageous attempt to connect the late Tupac Shakur's intricate lyricism and profound interviews into a variety of societal flaws including, but not up to, racial oppression,...

    Hip-Hop as Philosophical Text and Testimony

    by Lissa Skitolsky

    Hip-hop as survivor testimony? Rhymes as critical text? Drawing on her own experiences as a lifelong hip-hop head and philosophy professor, Lissa Skitolsky reveals the existential power of hip-hop to affect...

    Graffiti Grrlz

    by Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón

    An inside look at women graffiti artists around the world

    Since the dawn of Hip Hop graffiti writing on the streets of Philadelphia and New York City in the late 1960s, writers have anonymously inscribed their...

    Graffiti Grrlz

    by Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón

    An inside look at women graffiti artists around the world

    Since the dawn of Hip Hop graffiti writing on the streets of Philadelphia and New York City in the late 1960s, writers have anonymously inscribed their...

    Hell Is Round the Corner

    by Tricky

    'Bookended by tragedy, shot through with violence, ultimately uplifting' Guardian

    'An insight into a singular artist' New Statesman

    'Fierce, funny and indomitable' Observer

    'My tears were relentlessly pricked by...

    Verbal Imagery

    by Wade The Wordsmith

    You?ve just found a lyric pulse. It?s a monumental discovery. A living, breathing, noted, literature specie able to work beyond the five natural senses of physical beings. A grammar entity with a transcendent...

    Stoned Beyond Belief

    by Action Bronson & Rachel Wharton

    The ultimate love letter to the world's most magical plant: Weed. Best-selling author, rapper, chef, and television star Action Bronson is a marijuana superhero, and Stoned Beyond Belief is his masterpiece. ...

    The History of Gangster Rap

    by Soren Baker & Xzibit

    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,...

    F*ck, That's Delicious

    by Action Bronson, Rachel Wharton & Gabriele Stabile

    This ain’t no cookbook. This ain’t no memoir. This is Action Bronson’s devotional, a book about the overwhelming power of delicious—no, f*cking amazing—food. Bronson is this era’s Homer, and F*ck,...