Hip Hop

Hip hop is a broad conglomerate of artistic forms that originated within a marginalized subculture in the South Bronx and Harlem in New York City among black and Latino youth during the 1970s.

The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed
Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 1: 1970s-1981
Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers Who Reinvented Hip-Hop
My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy
Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
One Day It'll All Make Sense
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop
The Psychological Covert War on Hip Hop: The Illuminati's takeover of Hip Hop
The Dozens: A History of Rap's Mama
The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy
Game Over: My Love for Hip Hop
Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood
Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation
J Dilla's Donuts
Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2: 1981-1983
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters
Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop
Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (Music & Culture)
Hip Hop America
The Tao of Wu
The Big Payback
It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post-Hip-Hop Generation
Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop
That's the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader
Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 1: 1970s-1981
Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas's Illmatic
Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists
Magic America by C.E. MedfordThe Shores We Walk by Gabriel RheaumeThe Sustainability Generation by Mark C. ColemanAngel by Alex NorrisThe Hungry Wolves of Van Diemen's Land by Paul  Christensen
Best Books about the Y-Generation
20 books — 28 voters
The Melting Season by Celeste ConwayA Company of Swans by Eva IbbotsonLeap by Jodi LundgrenBunheads by Sophie FlackDancing on the Inside by Glen C. Strathy
13 books — 7 voters

Hair for Mama by Kelly TinkhamThe Broke Diaries by Angela NisselThe Wake of the Wind by J. California CooperDiary of a Freedom Writer by Darrius GarrettThe Matter Is Life by J. California Cooper
Highly Favored
22 books — 14 voters
Can't Stop Won't Stop by Jeff ChangIt's Bigger Than Hip Hop by M.K. Asante Jr.Six-Figure Musician - How to Sell More Music, Get More People... by David     HooperPlease Kill Me by Legs McNeilBlod Eld Död by Ika Johannesson
56 books — 20 voters

Buck by M.K. AsanteIt's Bigger Than Hip Hop by M.K. Asante Jr.The Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoThe Diatribes of a Dying Tribe by Yassin AlsalmanAssata by Assata Shakur
48 books — 3 voters
Can't Stop Won't Stop by Jeff ChangEgo Trip's Book of Rap Lists by Sacha JenkinsBomb the Suburbs by William Upski WimsattDecoded by Jay-ZIt's Bigger Than Hip Hop by M.K. Asante Jr.
Hip Hop History & Currency
112 books — 43 voters

Carlos Wallace
The misconception is that the genre is a breeding ground for negativity; that it is the birthplace of violence and misogynistic attitudes, and the genesis of every kind of unfavorable stereotype imaginable. When, in fact, if looked at through the lens of neutrality and open-mindedness, the virtues of hip hop far outweigh the negative stigma attached to it.
Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

Laura Goode
In our hip-hop lives we make rhymes we make beats we go big or go home. - Esme from Sister Mischief
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