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Prophets Of The Hood: Politics And Poetics In Hip Hop by Imani Perry (Paperback - December 1, 2004) Other Editions: Hardcover | Paperback ~ At once the most lucrative, popular, and culturally oppositional musical force in the United States, hip hop demands the kind of interpretation Imani Perry provides here—criticism engaged with this vibrant musical form on its own terms. A scholar and a fan, Perry considers the art, politics, and culture of hip hop through an analysis of song lyrics, the words of the Prophets Of The Hood. Recognizing prevailing characterizations of hip hop, or rap, as a transnational musical form, Perry advances a powerful argument that hip hop is first and foremost black American music. At the same time, she contends that many studies have shortchanged the aesthetic value of rap by attributing much of its form and content primarily to socioeconomic factors. Her innovative analysis revels in the artistry of hip hop, revealing it as an art of innovation, not deprivation.

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Hip Hop Stories

A Brief History of Rhyme and Bass: Growing Up with Hip-Hop by Shawn Livernoche, Daniel Corvino (Paperback - October 2001)
Adventures in the Counterculture: From Hip Hop to High Times by Steven Hager, Steve Hager (Paperback - August 2002)
Angry Blonde by Eminem (Hardcover) ~ Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Bad Boy: The Influence of Sean ''Puffy'' Combs on the Music Industry by Ronin Ro, Ro Ronin (Hardcover - November 2001) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback | Digital (Microsoft Reader) | Digital (Adobe Reader)
Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (Music/Culture) by Tricia Rose (Paperback - May 1994) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Bomb the Suburbs by William Upski Wimsatt (Paperback - March 2001)
Droppin' Science: Critical Essays on Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture (Critical Perspectives on the Past) by William Eric Perkins (Editor), William E. Peerkins (Editor) (Paperback) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Droppin' Science: Straight-Up Talk from Hip Hop's Greatest Voices by Denise L. McIver (Editor) (Paperback - February 2002)
Drummer's Guide to Hip Hop, House, New Jack Swing, Hip House and Soca House by Bill Elder (Paperback - August 2000)
Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists by Sacha Jenkins, et al (Paperback)
Eminem by Ian Gittins (Paperback - October 2001)
Eminem by Martin Huxley (Author) (Paperback)
Eminem: In His Own Words by Chuck Weiner (Paperback - December 2001)
Fight the Power: Rap, Race, and Reality by Chuck D., Yusuf Jah (Contributor) (Paperback - October 1998) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Foolish/Unfoolish: Reflections on Love by Ashanti (Hardcover - November 2002)
From Bomba to Hip-Hop by Juan Flores (Paperback) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback | Digital (Microsoft Reader) | Digital (Adobe Reader)
Got Your Back : The Life of a Bodyguard in the Hardcore World of Gangsta Rap by Frank Alexander (Introduction), et al
Hip Hop America by Nelson George (Paperback - October 1999) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Hip Hop Immortals Volume One by Bonz Malone For Immortal Brands (Hardcover)
Hip Hoptionary: The Dictionary of Hip Hop Terminology by Alonzo Westbrook (Paperback - October 2002)
Hip Hop America by Nelson George
His Name Is Eminem by Scott Gigney, et al (Paperback - May 2001)
Holler If You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur by Michael Eric Dyson (Hardcover) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Ice Cube -- Attitude by Joel McIver (Paperback - October 2002)
Last Night a Dj Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey by Bill Brewster, Frank Broughton (Paperback - August 2000)
Listen Up!: Spoken Word Poetry by Zoe Anglesey (Editor), et al (Paperback - April 1999)
Looking for the Perfect Beat: The Art and Culture of the Dj by Kurt B. Reighley (Paperback - February 2000) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Rap Music and the Poetics of Identity (New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism 5) by Adam Krims (Paperback - June 2000) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Rebel for the Hell of It: The Life of Tupac Shakur by Armond White (Paperback - September 1997)
Reggage, Rasta, Revolution: Jamaican Music from Ska to Dub by Chris Potash (Editor)
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Representing: Hip Hop Culture and the Production of Black Cinema by Craig S. Watkins, S. Craig Watkins (Paperback - November 1999) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Revelations : There's a Light After the Lime by Pastor Mason Betha, Karen Hunter (Hardcover - November 1, 2001) Other Editions: Hardcover | Paperback ~ Mason Betha is now a pastor, inspirational speaker, and founder of a nondenominational group called S.A.N.E. (Saving a Nation Endangered) Ministries. Having turned his back on stardom, he reveals in this fascinating memoir the rhyme and reason behind his choice to leave a glamorous life of extraordinary wealth and influence to become a pastor with a powerful message for America's youth. Thought-provoking and illuminating, Revelations is an undeniable testament to the enduring power of faith -- and to the limitless possibilities in a life transformed by God's guiding hand. About the Author: Mason Durrell Betha was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and raised in Harlem. As Mase, he released two albums, Harlem World (which spawned three Top 10 singles and has sold more than four million copies) and Double Up, before retiring from hip-hop.
Shady Bizzness : Life as Marshall Mathers Body guard in an industry of Paper Gangsters by Byron Williams (Editor), Byron Big-Naz Williams (Paperback)
Spectacular Vernaculars: Hip-Hop and the Politics of Postmodernism (Suny Series in Postmodern Culture) by Russell A. Potter (Paperback - September 1995) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Taking the Train by Joe Austin (Paperback) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Tha Doggfather: The Times, Trials, and Hardcore Truths of Snoop Dogg by Snoop Snoop, Davin Seay (Contributor) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
The Dying Ground: A Hip-Hop Noir Novel by Nichelle D. Tramble (Paperback - January 2001) Editions: Paperback | Digital (Microsoft Reader) | Digital (Adobe Reader)
The Haunting of Hip Hop: A Novel by Bertice Berry (Paperback - August 2002) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback | Digital (Microsoft Reader) | Digital (Adobe Reader)
The Hip Hop Generation: The Crisis in African American Culture by Bakari Kitwana (Hardcover - April 2002)
The History of Rap Music (African American Achievers) by Cookie Lommel (Library Binding - May 2001) ~ more African American Achievers
The Murder of Biggie Smalls by Cathy Scott (Hardcover - October 2000)
The New H.N.I.C: The Death of Civil Rights and the Reign of Hip Hop by Todd Boyd (Hardcover - January 2003)
The Tupac Shakur Collection by Tupac Shakur (Paperback)
Tupac Shakur by Quincey Jones, et al (Paperback - October 1998) ~ Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
Turntable Technique: The Art of the Dj by Stephen Webber (Paperback - November 2000)
Vibe History of Hip Hop by Alan Light (Editor), Vibe Magazine (Paperback - October 1999)
When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost : My Life as A Hip Hop Feminist by Joan Morgan (Hardcover - March 1999)
Who Shot Ya? Three Decades of Hiphop Photography by Ernie Paniccioli (Photographer), Kevin Powell (Hardcover - October 2002)
Yes Yes Y'All: The Experience Music Project Oral History of Hip-Hop's First Decade by Jim Fricke (Editor), et al (Paperback) Editions: Hardcover | Paperback
You Forgot About Dre: The Unauthorized Biography of Dr. Dre and Eminem - From N.W.A. to Slim Shady, a Tale of Gangsta Rap, Violence, and Hit Records by Kelly Kenyatta (Paperback)
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