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The story of Tulisa's remarkable rise, from her tough council estate upbringing to N-DUBZ, the X-Factor and her own solo career.
What did rap music and hip hop culture inherit from the spirituals, classic blues, ragtime, classic jazz, and bebop? What did rap music and hip hop culture inherit from the Black Women's Club Movement, New Negro Movement, Harlem Renaissance, Hipster Movement, and Black Muslim Movement? How did black popular music...
In the Top Ten on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, with millions of followers, Lil Wayne holds sway over a huge online community. All those lovin' the Best Rapper Alive need to buy this unofficial biography - the ultimate celebration of his grit and determination, with inspirational words and photographs.
The global politics of hip hop.
By John Swenson
At its most intimate, music heals our emotional wounds and inspires us; at its most public, it unites people across cultural boundaries. But can it rebuild a city? Renowned music writer John Swenson asks that question with New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans, a story about...
By Paul Lester
Dylan Kwabena Mills, better known as Dizzee Rascal, has evolved from cutting-edge pioneer of grime and hip hop into one of Britain's biggest pop stars. This title traces Dizzee's career, first as a pirate radio DJ aged 16, then as a member of grime collective the Roll Deep Crew, and...
From the school yards of the South Bronx to the tops of the Billboard charts, rap has emerged as one of the most influential cultural forces of our time. In this book, the editors demonstrate that rap is also a wide-reaching and vital poetic tradition born of beats and rhymes.