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 Tao of Wu
Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters
Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop
Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies
Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (Music & Culture)
Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 1: 1970s-1981
Hip Hop America
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture
It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post-Hip-Hop Generation
The Big Payback
Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists
The Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoCyrano de Bergerac by Edmond RostandA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  SmithThe Bluest Eye by Toni MorrisonKindred by Octavia E. Butler
Books Referenced by Talib Kweli
9 books — 4 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-ZBlack Noise by Tricia Rose
Hip Hop History & Currency
133 books — 56 voters

Buck by M.K. AsanteIt's Bigger Than Hip Hop by M.K. Asante Jr.The Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoNo Disrespect by Sister SouljahAssata by Assata Shakur
49 books — 5 voters
Hair for Mama by Kelly TinkhamThe Broke Diaries by Angela NisselDiary of a Freedom Writer by Darrius GarrettThe Wake of the Wind by J. California CooperThe Matter Is Life by J. California Cooper
Highly Favored
22 books — 14 voters

Magic America by C.E. MedfordThe Shores We Walk by Gabriel RheaumeThe Sustainability Generation by Mark C. ColemanThe Wishmaster by Jonathan RainPins by Jessica McHugh
Best Books about the Y-Generation
24 books — 30 voters
J-Pop Love Song by Shiree McCarverComeback by Lyn AshwoodRemember Tonight by Love JourneyLOVE LANGUAGE by Love JourneyLoved By The Chase by Love Journey
20 books — 4 voters

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A digital sound sample in angry rap doesn't correspond to the graffiti but the wall.
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I was floating after my battle, for real. That feeling when the crowd cheered for me is probably what getting high is like, and I'm addicted.
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