Music & Dance - Rap & Hip-Hop


  • 3 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, and Hip-Hop's Multibillion-Dollar Rise

    By Zack O'Malley Greenburg

    Our Price: $25.20
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316316538
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: March 2018
  • 50 X 50

    By 50 Cent

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781416544715
    • Publisher: Pocket Books
    • Published: October 2007
    50 Cent is easily the greatest rapper to ever rap, but have you ever wondered what's going on inside the mind of 50? Well here's your answer. This book features candid, raw personal essays and rare family photos that tell the story of a man who rose from a life of hardcore hustling to one of unrivaled success not just in the music industry, but in the entertainment and commercial world beyond. Inside this lavishly illustrated autobiography, you'll find pieces of memorabilia from 50 Cent's life making this book a unique and powerful interactive experience. Essential for any fan of the legendary 50 Cent, '50 x 50' also features an exclusive CD with a never-before-released music track.
  • The 50th Law

    By 50 Cent

    Our Price: $22.99
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9780061774607
    • Publisher: HarperStudio
    • Published: September 2009
    Robert Greene's book, The 48 Laws of Power (2000), sold over 800,000 copies. His 'tactics to survive and thrive in the cut throat music industry' also attracted one Curtis Jackson (aka 50 cent), who sussed the way to sort friend from foe, opportunity from opposition, and ultimately triumph in a dog eat dog industry. In 2008, 50 was named by Forbes magainze as the #1 earning Hip Hop Cash King! 'Fear nothing, and you shall succeed.' This the basic tenant of The 50th Law, a collaboration between 50 and Greene, including intimate stories bountiful with examples of overcoming adversity, through understanding and practicing The 50th Law. For entrepreneurs a cut above the rest! 256p.
  • The Africanist Aesthetic in Global Hip-Hop

    By Halifu Osumare

    Our Price: $38.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780230609617
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: July 2008
  • And It Don't Stop: The Best American Hip-Hop Journalism of the Last 25 Years

    By Raquel Cepeda

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780571211593
    • Publisher: Faber and Faber, Inc.
    • Published: September 2004
    A collection of articles and essays about the music, history, and culture of hip-hop features a quarter century of writing by Ali Farka Toure, Kevin Powell, Harry Allen, Joan Morgan, Cheo Hodari Coker, Greg Tate, Bill Adler, Hilton Als, Danyel Smith, and others.
  • Angry Blonde : the Official Book

    By Eminem

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060934514
    • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
    • Published: June 2002
    Collects lyrics from the popular rap artist's two albums and includes his commentary on the origin of each song.
  • The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

    By Gucci Mane

    Our Price: $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781501165320
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: September 2017
  • Back in the Day

    By Darrin Keith Bastfield

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306812958
    • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
    • Published: September 2003
    In a portrait of Tupac Shakur as a high-school student at the Baltimore School of the Arts, a former classmate and close friend recalls the late musician before he became a music and media celebrity.
  • The Basic Guide to Get in the Rap Game

    By Tyshawn Johnson

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780741429322
    • Publisher: Textstream
    • Published: February 2006
  • The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique (33 1/3)

    By Dan Leroy

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826417411
    • Published: March 2006
    The band's initial success on Def Jam, with the rude, crude, and multiplatinum 1986 debut 'Licensed to Ill,' had been unlikely enough; a trio of white Jewish kids and their white Jewish producer became hip-hop's biggest stars overnightby offering a primal fusion of metal, rap, and teenage rebellion. Paul's Boutique transformed the Beastie Boys from frat-boy novelty to critically lauded/launched hip-hop heroes, its groundbreaking collage of rhyme and recycled soudbites making it one of those rare releases that forever alters the course of popular music. Interviews with the band members themselves and producer uncovers the story of this outrageous era in Beastie history. Bibliography & Sources. 129p.
  • Beats, Rhymes, and Life: What We Love and Hate About Hip-Hop

    By Kenji Jasper

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780767919777
    • Publisher: HARLEM MOON
    • Published: May 2007
    Collects essays on modern hip-hop music and culture in which music journalists look at some of the most controversial ideas, symbols, and images in rap, and includes interviews with some of the genre's leading stars.
  • Behind the Beat: Hip Hop Home Studios

    By Raph

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781584231974
    • Publisher: Gingko Press
    • Published: October 2005
    This revealing photography book takes readers into the private world of the hip hop home studio and discover its inner workings. Within these pages readers will be exposed to the creative spaces of DJ's and music producers from the UK and US. This is an open invitation into the studios of premier DJs including: DJ Premier, Madlib, J Dilla, DJ Spinna, Skitz, Nextmen, Taskforce, Dj Swamp, E- Swift, DJ Shadow, DJ design, Dan the Automator, and Cut chemist. Featured are the studios and equipment of some of these influential music creator, along with these book comes a CD of audio samples from the featured musicians.
  • Beyonce: Running the World: The Biography

    By Anna Pointer

    Our Price: $13.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781473607354
    • Publisher: Coronet
  • The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop

    By Dan Charnas

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451234780
    • Publisher: New American Library
    • Published: 2011
    Dan Chamas chronicles the volatile history of the hip-hop industry through its key players. Culled from more than three hundred revealing interviews with key industry figures including Russell Simmons, Rick Rubin, Warner Records chief Lyon Cohen, and others. Both a fascinating narrative and a provocative primer on hip-hop’s bold, compelling paradigm for business success in a multicultural America. Index. Illus., b&w photos. 657p.
  • Billionaire Branding: How Hip Hop's Cash Kings Built Their Empires

    By MR T. Brookshire Harris

    Our Price: $19.99
    • ISBN-13: 9780997268706
    • Publisher: Brookshire Book Group