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Eskiboy (Paperback): Wiley Eskiboy (Paperback)
Wiley 1
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`Wiley is Wiley, and if you don't know me, you don't know much.' *Winner of the NME Best Music Book Award 2018* A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR 'The greatest UK MC of all time' Noisey Wiley. Godfather of grime. He's one of Britain's most innovative musicians - and the movement he started in east London in the early 2000s is taking over the world. This is his story. This is ESKIBOY. 'Perhaps the most influential musician working in Britain today' Guardian 'Wiley is the pioneering force of grime, the most revolutionary musical movement in Britain since punk' The Times 'A glimpse of the 21st-century rock'n'roll' Sunday Times

Talking 'Bout Your Mama - The Dozens, Snaps, and the Deep Roots of Rap (Paperback): Elijah Wald Talking 'Bout Your Mama - The Dozens, Snaps, and the Deep Roots of Rap (Paperback)
Elijah Wald
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From Two Live Crew's controversial comedy to Ice Cube's gangsta styling and the battle rhymes of a streetcorner cypher, rap has always drawn on deep traditions of African American poetic word-play, In Talking 'Bout Your Mama, author Elijah Wald explores one of the most potent sources of rap: the viciously funny, outrageously inventive insult game known as "the dozens."
So what is the dozens? At its simplest, it's a comic chain of "yo' mama" jokes. At its most complex, it's an intricate form of social interaction that reaches back to African ceremonial rituals. Wald traces the tradition of African American street rhyming and verbal combat that has ruled urban neighborhoods since the early 1900s. Whether considered vernacular poetry, aggressive dueling, a test of street cool, or just a mess of dirty insults, the dozens is a basic building block of African-American culture. A game which could inspire raucous laughter or escalate to violence, it provided a wellspring of rhymes, attitude, and raw humor that has influenced pop musicians from Jelly Roll Morton and Robert Johnson to Tupac Shakur and Jay Z.
Wald goes back to the dozens' roots, looking at mother-insulting and verbal combat from Greenland to the sources of the Niger, and shows its breadth of influence in the seminal writings of Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston; the comedy of Richard Pryor and George Carlin; the dark humor of the blues; the hip slang and competitive jamming of jazz; and in its ultimate evolution into the improvisatory battling of rap. From schoolyard games and rural work songs to urban novels and nightclub comedy, and pop hits from ragtime to rap, Wald uses the dozens as a lens to provide new insight into over a century of African American culture.
A groundbreaking work, Talking 'Bout Your Mama is an essential book for anyone interested in African American cultural studies, history and linguistics, and the origins of rap music.

Beats To The Rhyme (Hardcover): Albert D. Patterson Beats To The Rhyme (Hardcover)
Albert D. Patterson
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Author Al Patterson started collecting vinyl in elementary school. He's since amassed a serious collection and deep knowledge of instrumental-only hip hop records. Some are 'performance' records that were pressed in very small numbers for use exclusively by the MC or group's DJ during live shows, while others were commercially released. These instrumental records, whether from the obscure depths of the underground or well-known hip hop acts, are cataloged alphabetically by artists and accompanied by a photograph of the record's label. Each entry specifies the artist, title, format, producer, label, year, and catalog number as well as notes and anecdotes about the disc.

Massive Attack - Out Of The Comfort Zone (Paperback): Melissa Chemam Massive Attack - Out Of The Comfort Zone (Paperback)
Melissa Chemam
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This book is dedicated to the history of the band Massive Attack and to their relationship with their home town of Bristol, a city built on the wealth generated by the slave trade. As a port Bristol was also an arrival point for immigrants to the UK, most notably the Windrush generation from the Caribbean in the 1950s. Author Melissa Chemam's in-depth study of the influences that led to the formation of the Wild Bunch and then Massive Attack looks into Bristol's past to explore how the city helped shape one of the most successful and innovative musical movements of the last 30 years. Based on interviews with Robert (3D) del Naja and others, the book examines the inner tensions between the founding members of Massive Attack - 3D, Daddy G and Mushroom - their influences, collaborations and politics and the way in which they opened the door for other Bristol musicians and artists including Banksy. Melissa Chemam is a French journalist and author who has worked for France 24, the BBC World Service and Radio France International, as well as many magazines, and for the filmmaker Raoul Peck. Since 2003, she has been based in Prague, Paris, Miami, then in London, Nairobi and Bangui, travelling into more than 40 countries. The book is published under licence from Anne Carriere in France by Tangent Books in partnership with PC Press. Its French title is En Dehors De La Zone De Confort De Massive Attack A Banksy aA (978-2-8433-7809-6)

Urbansouls - Reflections on Youth, Religion, and Hip-Hop Culture (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Osagyefo Sekou Urbansouls - Reflections on Youth, Religion, and Hip-Hop Culture (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Osagyefo Sekou
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Hold Tight - Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime [New Edition] (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Jeffrey Boakye Hold Tight - Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime [New Edition] (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Jeffrey Boakye
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HOLD TIGHT is the book that kick started the 'Grime Library'. Bursting into bookshops in July 2017 to rave reviews and a sold out event at Rough Trade East, HOLD TIGHT paved the way for Grime-related books such as Wiley's Eskiboy (Penguin 2017), Dan Hancox's Inner City Pressure (4th Estate 2018), and DJ Target's Grime Kids (Trapeze 2018, now being made into a television series). This new edition of HOLD TIGHT features new chapters for 2018, a brand new introduction from Boakye and a brand new cover. Celebrating over sixty key songs that make up Grime's DNA, Jeffrey Boakye explores the meaning of the music and why it has such resonance in the UK. Boakye also examines the representation of masculinity in the music and the media that covers it. Both a love letter to Grime and an investigation into life as a black man in Britain today, HOLD TIGHT is insightful, very funny and stacked with sentences you'll want to pull up and read again and again.

Hamilton Easy Piano Selections (Sheet music): Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton Easy Piano Selections (Sheet music)
Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Hamilton Easy Piano Selections presents music from the critically acclaimed musical about Alexander Hamilton. The show debuted on Broadway in August 2015 to unprecedented advanced box office sales and has already become one of the most successful Broadway musicals ever. This collection features 9 songs arranged for easy piano from the music penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Already a winner of 11 Tony Awards, a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize, Sir Cameron Macintosh's production opened in London's West End in December 2017.

Black Gods of the Asphalt - Religion, Hip-Hop, and Street Basketball (Paperback): Onaje Woodbine Black Gods of the Asphalt - Religion, Hip-Hop, and Street Basketball (Paperback)
Onaje Woodbine
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J-Rod moves like a small tank on the court, his face mean, staring down his opponents. "I play just like my father," he says. "Before my father died, he was a problem on the court. I'm a problem." Playing basketball for him fuses past and present, conjuring his father's memory into a force that opponents can feel in each bone-snapping drive to the basket. On the street, every ballplayer has a story. Onaje X. O. Woodbine, a former streetball player who became an all-star Ivy Leaguer, brings the sights and sounds, hopes and dreams of street basketball to life. He shows that big games have a trickster figure and a master of black talk whose commentary interprets the game for audiences. The beats of hip-hop and reggae make up the soundtrack, and the ballplayers are half-men, half-heroes, defying the ghetto's limitations with their flights to the basket. Basketball is popular among young black American men but not because, as many claim, they are "pushed by poverty" or "pulled" by white institutions to play it. Black men choose to participate in basketball because of the transcendent experience of the game. Through interviews with and observations of urban basketball players, Onaje X. O. Woodbine composes a rare portrait of a passionate, committed, and resilient group of athletes who use the court to mine what urban life cannot corrupt. If people turn to religion to reimagine their place in the world, then black streetball players are indeed the hierophants of the asphalt.

God praat Afrikaans (Afrikaans, Paperback): Hemelbesem God praat Afrikaans (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Hemelbesem
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Luister na die braste, wat kruisbeen oppie trap sit. Behalwe entertainment, kry ’n taste wat Afrikaaps is! Aitsa, sy boots het stars .. Aitsa, hy’s soe die star ... Aitsa, gloe dis waar .. Hy’s John Wayne in Afrikaans! Sy kop in die wolke ... en sy voete stewig op die aarde. Dit is HemelBesem. In hierdie boek nooi die gewilde kletsrymer jou om saam te stap op sy lewenspad. Hy gesels reguit oor die dinge wat hom gevorm het, die sake wat hom na aan die hart le ... en hy doen dit in die taal van sy hart. Afrikaans. Oor sy Afrikaans se hy: “Afrikaans is ’n groot deel van wie ek is. Dis die taal waarin ek my in oomblikke van woede kras uitgedruk het. Dis die taal waarin ek goed gese het terwyl ek baklei het, waaroor ek agterna spyt was. Dis die taal waarin ek liefkosing uitgedruk en ontvang het ... As Ma geskel het, of jy bang was ... dis alles momente, en alle momente vorm my bestaan.” Daarom nooi hy met hierdie boek lesers om ’n ander Afrikaans te leer ken. Elke hoofstuk het Afrikaanse uitdrukkings uit sy grootword- en leefwereld as vertrekpunt, en dit is vervleg met sy bekende kletsrym-lirieke waarmee hy vlymskerp kommentaar lewer op maatskaplike kwessies en dinge wat hom na aan die hart le.

In Search of Soul - Hip-Hop, Literature, and Religion (Paperback): Alejandro Nava In Search of Soul - Hip-Hop, Literature, and Religion (Paperback)
Alejandro Nava
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In Search of Soul explores the meaning of "soul" in sacred and profane incarnations, from its biblical origins to its central place in the rich traditions of black and Latin history. Surveying the work of writers, artists, poets, musicians, philosophers and theologians, Alejandro Nava shows how their understandings of the "soul" revolve around narratives of justice, liberation, and spiritual redemption. He contends that biblical traditions and hip-hop emerged out of experiences of dispossession and oppression. Whether born in the ghettos of America or of the Roman Empire, hip-hop and Christianity have endured by giving voice to the persecuted. This book offers a view of soul in living color, as a breathing, suffering, dreaming thing.

Thug Life - Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-hop (Paperback, New): Michael Jeffries Thug Life - Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-hop (Paperback, New)
Michael Jeffries
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Hip-hop has come a long way from its origins in the Bronx in the 1970s, when rapping and Djing were just part of a lively, decidedly local scene that also venerated break-dancing and graffiti. Now hip-hop is a global phenomenon and, in the United States, a massively successful corporate enterprise predominantly controlled and consumed by whites while the most prominent performers are black. How does this shift in racial dynamics affect our understanding of contemporary hip-hop, especially when the music perpetuates stereotypes of black men? Do black listeners interpret hip-hop differently from white fans? These questions have dogged hip-hop for decades, but unlike most pundits, Michael Jeffries finds answers by interviewing everyday people. Instead of turning to performers or media critics, Thug Life focuses on the music's fans - young men, both black and white - and the resulting account avoids romanticism, offering an unbiased examination of how hip-hop works in people's daily lives. As Jeffries weaves the fans' voices together with his own sophisticated analysis, we are able to understand hip-hop as a tool listeners use to make sense of themselves and society as well as a rich, self-contained world containing politics and pleasure, virtue and vice.

Rhyme Book: A lined notebook with quotes, playlists, and rap stat (Paperback): Eric Rosenthal Rhyme Book: A lined notebook with quotes, playlists, and rap stat (Paperback)
Eric Rosenthal
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Rhyme Book is a durable cloth-covered notebook, silkscreened with the design of the iconic composition book favored by hip-hop lyricists. Whether you aspire to write rhymes or are just a fan of the craft, this is the notebook that you need when inspiration strikes. Throughout its ruled pages, it contains thirty pages of content, including playlists, hip-hop infographics, factoids, rhyming lists, and more. Conceived by Eric and Jeff Rosenthal (collectively known as ItsTheReal), Rhyme Book will help you gather your ideas for just about anything while also providing you with insight into what it takes to spit fire!

Religion and Hip Hop (Hardcover): Monica R. Miller Religion and Hip Hop (Hardcover)
Monica R. Miller
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Religion and Hip Hop brings together the category of religion, Hip Hop cultural modalities and the demographic of youth. Bringing postmodern theory and critical approaches in the study of religion to bear on Hip Hop cultural practices, this book examines how scholars in religious and theological studies have deployed and approached religion when analyzing Hip Hop data. Using existing empirical studies on youth and religion to the cultural criticism of the Humanities, Religion and Hip Hop argues that common among existing scholarship is a thin interrogation of the category of religion. As such, Miller calls for a redescription of religion in popular cultural analysis - a challenge she further explores and advances through various materialist engagements. Going beyond the traditional and more common approach of analyzing rap lyrics, from film, dance, to virtual reality, Religion and Hip Hop takes a fresh approach to exploring the paranoid posture of the religious in popular cultural forms, by going beyond what "is" religious about Hip Hop culture. Rather, Miller explores what rhetorical uses of religion in Hip Hop culture accomplish for various and often competing social and cultural interests.

That's the Joint! - The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Murray Forman, Mark Anthony Neal That's the Joint! - The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Murray Forman, Mark Anthony Neal
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"Before That's the Joint I spent countless hours making photo-copies of essays and articles on hip hop for my students. When That's the Joint dropped it changed everything. It took hip hop studies to the next logical level and, hopefully, with the second edition Forman and Neal will take hip hop studies to an even higher level. That's the Joint , indeed, it is the sure shot " -- Reiland Rabaka, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA "That's the Joint stands as the seminal Hip Hop studies volume. It is comprehensive in scope, incorporating works from the leading scholars, journalists and practitioners in the genre. Moreover, it treats the subject in a rigorous academic manner, while making the readings accessible to a broader audience." -- Melina Abdullah, California State University, Los Angeles, USA That's the Joint : The Hip-Hop Studies Reader brings together the best-known and most influential writings on rap and hip-hop from its beginnings to today. Spanning more than 30 years of scholarship, criticism, and journalism, this unprecedented anthology showcases the evolution and continuing influence of one of the most creative and contested elements of global popular culture since its advent in the late 1970s. Think of it as "Hip-Hop 101." This newly expanded and revised second edition of That's the Joint brings together the most important and up-to-date hip-hop scholarship in one comprehensive volume. Presented thematically, the selections address the history of hip-hop, identity politics of the "hip-hop nation," debates of "street authenticity," gender, revolutionary politics, aesthetics, technologies of production, hip-hop as a cultural industry, and much more. The new edition includes expanded coverage of gender and racial diversity in hip-hop, and takes a look at hip-hop's role in politics, including the 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama. The new edition also includes expanded pedagogical fe

La Verdad - An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades (Paperback): Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Jason Nichols La Verdad - An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades (Paperback)
Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Jason Nichols
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Where You're At - Notes from the Frontline of a Hip Hop Planet (Paperback): Patrick Neate Where You're At - Notes from the Frontline of a Hip Hop Planet (Paperback)
Patrick Neate
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Pinballing around the major cities of the world, from where it all began in the projects of Brooklyn and the Bronx to the excessive madness of Tokyo, from the random violence of Johannesburg, to the shanty towns of Rio, Whitbread Award-winning writer Patrick Neate explores the way how, through hip hop, the potent symbolism of black America has been acquired, used and subsumed by cultures on every continent to create a uniquely different form of globalism. A stunning musical journey and cultural odyssey, "Where You're At" is the story of how hip hop conquered the globe and nobody noticed.

Dead Precedents - How Hip-Hop Defines the Future (Paperback, 0th New edition): Roy Christopher Dead Precedents - How Hip-Hop Defines the Future (Paperback, 0th New edition)
Roy Christopher
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In Dead Precedents, Roy Christopher traces the story of how hip-hop invented the twenty-first century. Emerging alongside cyberpunk in the 1980s, the hallmarks of hip-hop - allusion, self-reference, the use of new technologies, sampling, the cutting and splicing of language and sound - would come to define the culture of the new millennium.Taking in the groundbreaking work of DJs and MCs, alongside writers like Dick and Gibson, as well as graffiti and DIY culture, Dead Precedents is a counter-culture history of the twentieth century, showcasing hip-hop's role in the creation of the world we now live in.

The Periodic Table of HIP HOP (Hardcover): Neil Kulkarni The Periodic Table of HIP HOP (Hardcover)
Neil Kulkarni 1
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Welcome to The Periodic Table of Hip Hop. Instead of hydrogen to helium, here you'll find James Brown to Kanye West - 94 artists that have defined Hip Hop arranged following the logic of The Periodic Table of Elements. MCs, DJs, rappers and producers are the elements here, and this expert guide orders them to reveal their contrasts and connections, along with key movements and moments in the history of this music genre. Includes: James Brown, P-Funk, Kool Herc, Melle Mel, Sugarhill Records, Fab Five Freddy, Whodini, Run DMC, Rick Rubin, LL Cool J, Kanye West and Jay Z and many, many more...

Hip-Hop History (Book 1 of 3) - The Incorporation of Hip-Hop: Circa 1970-1989 (Hardcover): Antwan Ant Bank$ Hip-Hop History (Book 1 of 3) - The Incorporation of Hip-Hop: Circa 1970-1989 (Hardcover)
Antwan Ant Bank$
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Hip-Hop History (Book 3 of 3) - The Incorporation of Hip-Hop: Circa 2000 -2010 (Hardcover): Antwan Ant Bank$ Hip-Hop History (Book 3 of 3) - The Incorporation of Hip-Hop: Circa 2000 -2010 (Hardcover)
Antwan Ant Bank$
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Hip-Hop History (Book 3 of 3) - The Incorporation of Hip-Hop: Circa 2000 -2010 (Paperback): Antwan Ant Bank$ Hip-Hop History (Book 3 of 3) - The Incorporation of Hip-Hop: Circa 2000 -2010 (Paperback)
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Hip-Hop History (Book 2 of 3) - The Incorporation of Hip-Hop: Circa 1990-1999 (Hardcover): Antwan Ant Bank$ Hip-Hop History (Book 2 of 3) - The Incorporation of Hip-Hop: Circa 1990-1999 (Hardcover)
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Hip Hop Raised Me (R) (Paperback): Dj Semtex Hip Hop Raised Me (R) (Paperback)
Dj Semtex 1
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`It's a hip-hop bible' Ghostface Killah, Wutang Clan In Hip Hop Raised Me. (R) , DJ Semtex examines the crucial role of hip-hop in society today, and reflects on the huge influence it has had on his own life, and the lives of many others, filling in the gaps of education that school left behind, providing inspiration and purpose to generation after generation of disaffected youths. Taking a thematic approach and featuring seminal interviews he has conducted with key hip-hop artists, Semtex traces the characteristics and influence of hip-hop from its origins in the early 1970s with DJ Kool Herc's Block parties in the South Bronx, through its breakthrough to the mainstream and advent of gangsta rap in the late 1980s, with artists such as Run DMC, Public Enemy and Ice T, to the impact of contemporary artists and the global industry that is hip-hop today. Hip-hop artists have gone from hustlers to successful entrepreneurs and businessmen. Hip-hop has come of age.

A Guest in the House of Hip-Hop - How Rap Music Taught a Kid from Kentucky What a White Ally Should Be (Paperback): Mickey Hess A Guest in the House of Hip-Hop - How Rap Music Taught a Kid from Kentucky What a White Ally Should Be (Paperback)
Mickey Hess
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Hip-Hop History (Book 2 of 3) - The Incorporation of Hip-Hop: Circa 1990-1999 (Paperback): Antwan Ant Bank$ Hip-Hop History (Book 2 of 3) - The Incorporation of Hip-Hop: Circa 1990-1999 (Paperback)
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