Rap
Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book
Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1419710419

Rapper Bun B lends his street cred and occasionally his face to the creative, hilarious, and just flat-out fun imaginings of Shea Serrano in Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book. Described by the Washington Post as "what every hip-hop head wishes they had as a child," this imaginative work started as a series of printable rap-related coloring and activity images. The 48-page, fully interactive book of coloring pages, unbelievably clever activities, and smart plays on rap culture brings these stars and their music right into your living room.Featured rappers include:
Bun B
Queen Latifah
Drake
Talib Kweli
Ice-T
Common
Wiz Khalifa
Ludacris
LL COOL J
Big Boi
Childish Gambino
Questlove
B.o.B
Mac Miller

And many, many more

Praise for Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book

"A star-studded cast of some of the biggest names in rap, all in one book." --Fast Company's Co.Create blog

"It's 48 pages long, and that's the exact same number of pages the Bible has, and that's not an accident. That's a little thing called God's will." --Vice.com

"The book is funny, smart, and as kid-tested, mother-approved as some of these guys get." --Vulture.com

"Hilarious...razor sharp." --XXL

"If you've spent any kind of time on the Internet, chances are something Shea Serrano has written, drawn, or created has made you smile . . . The book's a load of fun, and is sure to please rap nerds and crayon-wielding tykes alike." --Village Voice

"There's art, humor and education, fun for young and old." --Paste magazine

"This is one of the few Tumblr-to-book projects that doesn't make me want to punch my computer in disgust. If the phrase 'see if you can build a Budden' doesn't make you chuckle, then you should stay away from hip-hop or jokes." --Christopher R. Weingarten, SPIN

"Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book is gangsta " --Mass Appeal.com

"48 pages of MC worship mixed with a generous measure of the kind of casual dissing of its star players that hip-hop excels at." --Esquire

"When I'm listening to Drake, I sometimes feel blue. Now, thanks to Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, I can make Drake blue, too. And for that, I am eternally grateful." --Ryan Dombal, Pitchfork.com

"The hip-hop coloring book is the single most important thing to happen to color since Cam's pink Range Rover. Everyone should want a Serrano in their ba o." --Nate Erickson, GQ

"Like the old saying goes, the crayon is mightier than the sword. Bun B and Shea have assembled a perfect collection of today's brightest hip hop stars for fans of all ages to create, color and remix. The Rap Coloring and Activity Book is like your own personal mixtape that you can hang on your fridge and impress everyone with." --Mike Ayers, Rolling Stone

"Fans can now color inside the lines of hip-hop greats." --LA Times' Jacket Copy blog

"It's gotta be a first--for rap and for coloring." --Houston Chronicle

"For rap aficionados young and old." --GQ.com

"You may want to buy two copies--one to color, and one to keep fresh and new." --Buzzfeed

"The perfect coloring book for any hip-hop nerd." --Complex magazine

"If you have not already purchased a copy, put down this magazine immediately and go buy Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book." --Kindling Quarterly

"A playful celebration of rap
The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop
The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop
Paperback      ISBN: 1107643864

It has been more than thirty-five years since the first commercial recordings of hip-hop music were made. This Companion, written by renowned scholars and industry professionals reflects the passion and scholarly activity occurring in the new generation of hip-hop studies. It covers a diverse range of case studies from Nerdcore hip-hop to instrumental hip-hop to the role of rappers in the Obama campaign and from countries including Senegal, Japan, Germany, Cuba, and the UK. Chapters provide an overview of the 'four elements' of hip-hop - MCing, DJing, break dancing (or breakin'), and graffiti - in addition to key topics such as religion, theatre, film, gender, and politics. Intended for students, scholars, and the most serious of 'hip-hop heads', this collection incorporates methods in studying hip-hop flow, as well as the music analysis of hip-hop and methods from linguistics, political science, gender and film studies to provide exciting new perspectives on this rapidly developing field.

Can�t Stop Won�t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
Can�t Stop Won�t Stop
A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1515908534

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 '60s into the new millennium. Here 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.

Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-hop Generation
Can't Stop Won't Stop
A History of the Hip-hop Generation
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0091912210

'Can't Stop Won't Stop' traces the origins of hip-hop to the post-civil rights Bronx and Jamaica, drawing on interviews with performers, activists, gang members, DJs, and others to document how the movement has influenced politics and culture.

Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
Can't Stop Won't Stop
A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
Paperback      ISBN: 0312425791

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.

Chamber Music: Wu-Tang and America (in 36 Pieces)
Chamber Music
Wu-Tang and America (in 36 Pieces)
Hardcover      ISBN: 0571350003

"Each of these chambers contains wonders of history, destiny, and mythology. Chamber Music is hip hop as race and class politics, as music and as poetry on the move. Through Ashon's vibrant textured prose we watch in awe as these young men seize on whatever the culture has to offer, sampling leftovers and legacies, making themselves into ferocious artists" --Margo Jefferson, award-winning author of Negroland

"Stylistically loaded, reckless, funny, naked, thorough, thoughtful, mysterious, devastating, unrelenting, and compassionate. One of the most rewarding pieces of hip hop criticism ever written."--Jeff Chang, author of We Gon' Be All Right: Notes on Race and Resegregation and Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

Will Ashon tells, in 36 interlinked "chambers", the story of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and how it changed the world. As unexpected and complex as the album itself, Chamber Music ranges from provocative essays to semi-comic skits, from deep scholarly analysis to satirical celebration, seeking to contextualize, reveal and honor this singular work of art. Chamber Music is an explosive and revelatory new way of writing about music and culture.
Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History
Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316430978
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.
Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation
Close to the Edge
In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation
Paperback      ISBN: 1844677419

At its rhythmic, beating heart, Close to the Edge asks whether hip hop can change the world. Hip hop--rapping, beat-making, b-boying, deejaying, graffiti--captured the imagination of the teenage Sujatha Fernandes in the 1980s, inspiring her and politicizing her along the way. Years later, armed with mc-ing skills and an urge to immerse herself in global hip hop, she embarks on a journey into street culture around the world. From the south side of Chicago to the barrios of Caracas and Havana and the sprawling periphery of Sydney, she grapples with questions of global voices and local critiques, and the rage that underlies both. An engrossing read and an exhilarating travelogue, this punchy book also asks hard questions about dispossession, racism, poverty and the quest for change through a microphone.

The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music: A Fresh Look at the Art of Hip-Hop, from Old-School Beats to Freestyle Rap
The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music
A Fresh Look at the Art of Hip-Hop, from Old-School Beats to Freestyle Rap
Paperback      ISBN: 1250034817

In 1973, the music scene was forever changed by the emergence of hip-hop. Masterfully blending the rhythmic grooves of funk and soul with layered beats and chanted rhymes, artists such as DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash paved the way for an entire new genre and generation of musicians.
In this comprehensive, accessible guide, Paul Edwards breaks down the difference between old school and new school, recaps the biggest influencers of the genre, and sets straight the myths and misconceptions of the artists and their music. Fans old and new alike will all learn something new about the history and development of hip-hop, from its inception up through the current day, in The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music.

Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop
Contact High
A Visual History of Hip-Hop
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525573887
ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST ART & PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS 0F 2018
AN NPR AND PITCHFORK BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2018 PICK
ONE OF TIME'S 25 BEST PHOTOBOOKS OF 2018
NEW YORK TIMES, ASSOCIATED PRESS,
WALLSTREET JOURNAL, ROLLING STONE, AND CHICAGO SUN HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE PICK

The perfect gift for music and photography fans, an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers told through their most intimate diaries--their contact sheets.

Featuring rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots alongside interviews and essays from industry legends, Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop takes 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.

With essays from BILL ADLER, RHEA L. COMBS, FAB 5 FREDDY, MICHAEL GONZALES, YOUNG GURU, DJ PREMIER, and RZA