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
Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2: 1981-1983
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
The Tao of Wu
Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies
Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop
The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters
The Big Payback
The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed
Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists
Hip Hop America
Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 1: 1970s-1981
How to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC
The Commitments by Roddy DoyleChart Throb by Ben EltonSoul Music by Terry PratchettRagtime by E.L. DoctorowThe Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie
Tin Pan Alley
41 books — 15 voters
Commissary Kitchen by Albert  JohnsonStoned Beyond Belief by Action BronsonCookin' with Coolio by CoolioFrom Crook to Cook by Snoop DoggF*ck, That's Delicious by Action Bronson
Rapper written cookbooks
5 books — 1 voter

The Rose That Grew from Concrete by Tupac ShakurBig Freedia by Big FreediaDecoded by Jay-ZFor The Love by Kevin McDormandOriginal Gangstas by Ben Westhoff
The Definitive List of Hip-Hop Books
143 books — 43 voters
Can't Stop Won't Stop by Jeff ChangIt's Bigger Than Hip Hop by M.K. Asante Jr.Freestyle For Life by Latif MercadoSix-Figure Musician - How to Sell More Music, Get More People... by David     HooperWidespread Panic in the Streets of Athens, Georgia by Gordon Lamb
115 books — 33 voters

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