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message 10: by Jill, Assisting Moderator - Military Hist L/Global NF/Eur/Brit/Music (last edited Mar 08, 2015 07:56PM) (new)

Jill Hutchinson (Bucs1960) | 11852 comments Mod
All encompassing book for the hip-hop fan.

All Music Guide to Hip-Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap and Hip-Hop

All Music Guide to Hip-Hop The Definitive Guide to Rap and Hip-Hop by Vladimir Bogdanov by Vladimir Bogdanov (no photo)


From the irresistible party jams of old-school rap to the gritty sound of hardcore, hip-hop has electrified the music world and influenced global culture like nothing else. The All Music Guide to Hip-Hop features over 3,100 reviews and ratings, highlighting the essential albums and songs from nearly 1,200 artists, including legends of rap and hip-hop like Grandmaster Flash and 2Pac as well as contemporary hit-makers like Jay-Z and Eminem. This complete, concise and authoritative guide includes: music maps charting the evolution of hip-hop, including its styles and biggest performers * biographies of the most influential hip-hop artists and exciting new performers * reviews and ratings for the best recordings of each performer, plus the essential collections by various artists * and critics' choices for the best place to start exploring each artist.

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Nicole Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys has passed away. One of my favourite groups.

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Michael Flanagan (Loboz) | 1210 comments Here is some of my Favourite Hip-Hop/Rap Favorites:

Run DMC it's Tricky, watchout for a young Penn & Teller

Public Enemy Fight the Power

Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy Tv Drug of a nation this is Michael Franti of Spearheads first band.

Beastie Boys a classic film clip, hard to believe these boy went on to be one of the most respected Hip Hop groups of all time.

Finally this is the classic Hip Hop track Grandmaster Flash and the message

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Michael Flanagan (Loboz) | 1210 comments Anyone interest in learning about Hip Hop/Rap should start out with the following iconic groups, Run Dmc, Public Enemy, De La Soul, Grandmaster Flash, the Beastie Boy's amd one of the Ice's be it Ice Cube or Ice T.

Also an example of a great cross-over asrtist is Guru's Jazzamatazz series.

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Garret (ggannuch) Thanks MIchael. Has anyone read this one?

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Michael Flanagan (Loboz) | 1210 comments Can't Stop Won't Stop A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang by Jeff Chang

This book also looks like a "goodread" on the history of Hip-Hop/Rap.(sorry for the bad puns it's getting near the end of my third nightshift)

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Bentley | 31963 comments Mod
Thanks Garret...I do not know that much about hip hop...this book looks like a good place to start.

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Garret (ggannuch) Hip Hop America by Nelson George by Nelson George

This book gets good reviews on goodreads.

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Michael Flanagan (Loboz) | 1210 comments One of my favourite performers comes under this banner, his name is Jamie T. As a song writer myself I really enjoy how he puts his lyrics together. A good song tells a story as good as any book in my opinion, all be a short book.

In the words of Jamie himself, "I ain't no abacus but you can count on me".

Oh by the way were is the METAL thread ;)

message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Sep 28, 2010 07:58PM) (new)

Bentley | 31963 comments Mod
This is the thread dedicated to Hip-Hop music.

Hip hop music is a musical genre that developed as part of hip hop culture, and is defined by four key stylistic elements: rapping, DJing/scratching, sampling (or synthesis), and beatboxing. Hip hop began in the South Bronx of New York City in the 1970s. The term rap is often used synonymously with hip hop, but hip hop denotes the practices of an entire subculture.

Rapping, also referred to as MCing or emceeing, is a vocal style in which the artist speaks lyrically, in rhyme and verse, generally to an instrumental or synthesized beat. Beats, almost always in 4/4 time signature, can be created by sampling and/or sequencing portions of other songs by a producer.

They also incorporate synthesizers, drum machines, and live bands. Rappers may write, memorize, or improvise their lyrics and perform their works a cappella or to a beat.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hip Hop America (other topics)
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation (other topics)
All Music Guide to Hip-Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap and Hip-Hop (other topics)

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Nelson George (other topics)
Jeff Chang (other topics)
Vladimir Bogdanov (other topics)