The Rap Year Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Rap Year Book


  • Author : Shea Serrano
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613128190


The Rap Year Book Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller - Washington Post Bestseller - Pitchfork Book Club selection The Rap Year Book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present. Shea Serrano deftly pays homage to the most important song of each year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music—from artists’ backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players—both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential g...

The Rap Year Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Rap Year Book


  • Author : Shea Serrano
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1419718185


The Rap Year Book Book Description :

The Rap Year Book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present. Shea Serrano deftly pays homage to the most important song of each year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music--from artists' backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players--both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation. Complete with infographics, lyric maps, h...

Movies  And Other Things
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Movies And Other Things


  • Author : Shea Serrano
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538730201


Movies And Other Things Book Description :

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER BARNES & NOBLE BESTSELLER AMAZON BESTSELLER "Paging through Serrano's Movies (and Other Things) is like taking a long drive at night with a friend; there's that warmth and familiarity where the chat is more important than the fastest route from Point A to Point B...It's like a textbook gone right; your attention couldn't wander if it tried." -- Elisabeth Egan, New York Times Book Review Shea Serrano is back, and his new book, Movies (And Other Things), combines the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria table, and the sheer power of a Denzel monologue, all into one. Movies (And Other Things) is a book about, quite frankly, movie...

Bun B s Rapper Coloring and Activity Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Bun B s Rapper Coloring and Activity Book


  • Author : Shea Serrano
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Release Date : 2013-09-17
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1419710419


Bun B s Rapper Coloring and Activity Book Book Description :

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 C...

The History of Hip Hop
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The History of Hip Hop


  • Author : Eric Reese
  • Publisher : Eric Reese
  • Release Date : 2019-06-15
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


The History of Hip Hop Book Description :

Hip Hop's Truth took over in the 1990s! The 1990s brilliance of sound and dance presented a voice and unique mind through the rough streets of America's largest conurbations. Sprung from the spirits of poverty, this inner city culture quickly uncovered an amazing bunch of young fresh black American forces of nature eager to express their unique self street accounts and contributed to a spirited new style of soul of black Americana. Nowadays, Hip Hop has reached the doorsteps as distinct as Africa, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Jamaica and Russia. This books brings you back to the good ole days of the 1990s where Hip Hop and Popular culture meshed delivering an indisputable force of rappers and dance artists that solidified incredible musical classics for ag...

Ego Trip s Book of Rap Lists
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Ego Trip s Book of Rap Lists


  • Author : Sacha Jenkins
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2014-03-25
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466866973


Ego Trip s Book of Rap Lists Book Description :

Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists is more popular than racism! Hip hop is huge, and it's time someone wrote it all down. And got it all right. With over 25 aggregate years of interviews, and virtually every hip hop single, remix and album ever recorded at their disposal, the highly respected Ego Trip staff are the ones to do it. The Book of Rap Lists runs the gamut of hip hop information. This is an exhaustive, indispensable and completely irreverent bible of true hip hip knowledge....

Basketball  and Other Things
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Basketball and Other Things


  • Author : Shea Serrano
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683350934


Basketball and Other Things Book Description :

#1 New York Times bestseller Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents readers with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn’t even know they needed, from the classic (How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). W...

Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip Hop History

Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip Hop History


  • Author : Chuck D
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316430982


Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip Hop History Book Description :

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...

Book of Rhymes

Book of Rhymes


  • Author : Adam Bradley
  • Publisher : Civitas Books
  • Release Date : 2017-06-27
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465094417


Book of Rhymes Book Description :

If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hop's revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MC's wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners.Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their su...

I Got Something to Say

I Got Something to Say


  • Author : Matthew Oware
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-07-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319904542


I Got Something to Say Book Description :

What do millennial rappers in the United States say in their music? This timely and compelling book answers this question by decoding the lyrics of over 700 songs from contemporary rap artists. Using innovative research techniques, Matthew Oware reveals how emcees perpetuate and challenge gendered and racialized constructions of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality. Male and female artists litter their rhymes with misogynistic and violent imagery. However, men also express a full range of emotions, from arrogance to vulnerability, conveying a more complex manhood than previously acknowledged. Women emphatically state their desires while embracing a more feminist approach. Even LGBTQ artists stake their claim and express their sexuality without fear...