Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History

Author: Chuck D

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316430986

Category: Music

Page: 352

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A comprehensive, chronological survey of rap and hip hop from 1973 to the present by Chuck D, arguably the most influential rapper in the world. In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and "Rapper's Delight," hip hop and rap have become a billion-dollar worldwide phenomenon. Yet there is no definitive history of the genre-until now. Based on Chuck's long-running show on Rapstation.com, this massive compendium details the most iconic moments and influential songs in the genre's recorded history, from Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin'" to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Kendrick Lamar's ground-breaking verse on "Control." Also included are key events in hip hop history, from Grandmaster Flash's first scratch through Tupac's holographic appearance at Coachella. Throughout, Chuck offers his insider's perspective on the chart toppers and show stoppers as he lived it. Illustrating the pages are more than 100 portraits from the talented artists specializing in hip hop.

Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History

Author: Chuck D

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316430986

Category: Music

Page: 352

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A comprehensive, chronological survey of rap and hip hop from 1973 to the present by Chuck D, arguably the most influential rapper in the world. In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and "Rapper's Delight," hip hop and rap have become a billion-dollar worldwide phenomenon. Yet there is no definitive history of the genre-until now. Based on Chuck's long-running show on Rapstation.com, this massive compendium details the most iconic moments and influential songs in the genre's recorded history, from Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin'" to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Kendrick Lamar's ground-breaking verse on "Control." Also included are key events in hip hop history, from Grandmaster Flash's first scratch through Tupac's holographic appearance at Coachella. Throughout, Chuck offers his insider's perspective on the chart toppers and show stoppers as he lived it. Illustrating the pages are more than 100 portraits from the talented artists specializing in hip hop.

The History of Hip Hop

Author: Eric Reese

Publisher: Eric Reese

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 110

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The History of Hip Hop by Eric Reese is a dynamic book on hip hop detailing the urban movement of one of the powerful inner-city America's music genres. It is a cultural phenomenon that famously began in the late 1970s; ushering in an exciting new generation of what is known as hip hop music. Classified as hip hop or rap; its journey began on the streets of the Bronx and Brooklyn and quickly exploded onto world stages. Hip Hop has been in effect since the first rap song busted on the scene over 40 years ago. Its legacy continues to emerge across the world with hip hop artists of all ages depicting their urban stories in their native languages. Hip Hop is everywhere and has inspired many households of young people from as far as Myanmar, Sweden, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, Brazil and Australia. The History of Hip Hop will quell all your curiosities of the words behind the two words that has reigned supreme worldwide. Buying this book is a no-brainer for those who cherish the art and struggle of Rap Music and Hip Hop.

A History of Hip-Hop

The Roots of Rap

Author: Thomas Hatch

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736857406

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes the history of hip-hop music that began in the seventies with roots from many countries and cultures.

Hip Hop Raised Me

Author: DJ Semtex,Chuck D

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500293959

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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In 2008, with help from Jay-Z and Puff, Barack Obama got the hip hop vote, and became the first African American to be elected president. For a brief moment, the "Audacity of Hope" seemed attainable. The 2014 Ferguson riots signaled the end of that hope, and in 2016 the hip hop community had to grapple with the election of Donald J. Trump as Obama's successor. Now more than ever, hip hop artists such as J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar are the voice of the voiceless.In the new, updated compact edition of Hip Hop Raised Me., DJ Semtex examines the crucial role of hip hop in society and reflects on the positive influence it has had on his own life, and the lives of disaffected youths from generation after generation. Featuring specially commissioned photography and seminal interviews he conducted with key artists such as Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Nas, Semtex traces the course of hip hop from its origins in the early 1970s through its breakthrough to the mainstream and the advent of gangsta rap in the late 1980s to the global industry that it has become today.

This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History

Author: Chuck D

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1788400100

Category: Music

Page: 400

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**FREE SAMPLER** In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and "Rapper's Delight," hip-hop and rap have become a billion-pound worldwide cultural phenomenon that reaches well beyond music, into fashion, movies, art and politics. Yet there is no definitive history of the genre - until now. Get a first look at this massive and comprehensive compendium before it officially publishes in October. Including details of the most iconic moments and influential songs in the genre's recorded history, from Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin'" to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Kendrick Lamar's verse on "Control," the book will also include key events in hip-hop history, from Grandmaster Flash's first scratch through to Tupac's holographic appearance at Coachella. Throughout the book, Chuck offers an insider's perspective on the chart toppers, artists and key moments. Illustrating the pages are more than 150 portraits from mADurgency, an artist collective specialising in art and design for the hip-hop community.

Hip Hop Family Tree Book 4

1984–1985

Author: Ed Piskor

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606999400

Category: African American musicians

Page: 112

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Book 4 charts the rise of Dr. Dre and Def Jam records, and introduces new branches on the "tree": Will Smith, Salt-N-Pepa, Rakim, and Biz Markie. This volume is also jam-packed with films Hollywood released in an attempt to cash in on the phenomenon, like Breakin’, Breakin’ 2 Electric Boogaloo, Beat Street, Krush Groove and more.

Can't Stop Won't Stop

A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

Author: Jeff Chang

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144646010X

Category: Music

Page: 560

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Hip-hop is now a global multi-billion pound industry. It has spawned superstars all across the world. There have been tie-in clothing lines, TV stations, film companies, cosmetics lines. It even has its own sports, its own art style, its own dialect. It is an all-encompassing lifestyle. But where did hip-hop culture begin? Who created it? How did hip-hop become such a phenomenon? Jeff Chang, an American journalist, has written the most comprehensive book on hip-hop to date. He introduces the major players who came up with the ideas that form the basic elements of the culture. He describes how it all began with social upheavals in Jamaica, the Bronx, the Black Belt of Long Island and South Central LA. He not only provides a history of the music, but a fascinating insight into the social background of young black America. Stretching from the early 70s through to the present day, this is the definitive history of hip-hop. It will be essential reading for all DJs, B-Boys, MCs and anyone with an interest in American history.

The Rap Year Book

The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed

Author: Shea Serrano

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419718182

Category: Music

Page: 240

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The Rap Year Book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present. Shea Serrano deftly pays homage to the most important song of each year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music--from artists' backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players--both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation. Complete with infographics, lyric maps, hilarious and informative footnotes, portraits of the artists, and short essays by other prominent music writers, The Rap Year Book is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created.

Book of Rhymes

The Poetics of Hip Hop

Author: Adam Bradley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465094414

Category: Music

Page: 288

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If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hop's revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MC's wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners.Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.

Fight the Power

Rap, Race and Reality with Yusuf Jah

Author: Chuck D

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847676227

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Chuck D, the creative force behind Public Enemy and one of the most outspoken rappers in the history of music, discusses his views on everything from rap and race to the problems with politics in society today.

Encyclopedia of Rap and Hip-hop Culture

Author: Yvonne Bynoe

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313330582

Category: Music

Page: 449

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Offers a comprehensive guide to the history, development, people, events, and ideas of rap music and hip hop music and culture.

The Gospel of Hip Hop

The First Instrument

Author: KRS-One

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 1576876705

Category: Music

Page: 832

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The Gospel of Hip Hop: First Instrument, the first book from the I Am Hip Hop, is the philosophical masterwork of KRS ONE. Set in the format of the Christian Bible, this 800-plus-page opus is a life-guide manual for members of Hip Hop Kulture that combines classic philosophy with faith and practical knowledge for a fascinating, in-depth exploration of Hip Hop as a life path. Known as “The Teacha,” KRS ONE developed his unique outlook as a homeless teen in Brooklyn, New York, engaging his philosophy of self-creation to become one of the most respected emcees in Hip Hop history. Respected as Hip Hop’s true steward, KRS ONE painstakingly details the development of the culture and the ways in which we, as “Hiphoppas,” can and should preserve its future. "The Teacha" also discusses the origination of Hip Hop Kulture and relays specific instances in history wherein one can discover the same spirit and ideas that are at the core of Hip Hop’s current manifestation. He explains Hip Hop down to the actual meaning and linguistic history of the words “hip” and “hop,” and describes the ways in which "Hiphoppas" can change their current circumstances to create a future that incorporates Health, Love, Awareness, and Wealth (H-LAW). Committed to fervently promoting self-reliance, dedicated study, peace, unity, and truth, The "Teacha" has drawn both criticism and worship from within and from outside of Hip Hop Kulture. In this beautifully written, inspiring book, KRS ONE shines the light of truth, from his own empirical research over a 14-year period, into the fascinating world of Hip Hop.

Contact High

A Visual History of Hip-Hop

Author: Vikki Tobak

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0525573887

Category: Rap (Music)

Page: 288

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An inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers told through their most intimate diaries--their contact sheets. Featuring rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots alongside interviews and essays from industry legends, Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop takes readers on a chronological journey from old-school to alternative hip-hop and from analog to digital photography. The ultimate companion for music and photography enthusiasts, Contact High is the definitive history of hip-hop's early days, celebrating the artists that shaped the iconic album covers, t-shirts and posters beloved by hip-hop fans today. With essays from BILL ADLER, RHEA L. COMBS, FAB 5 FREDDY, MICHAEL GONZALES, YOUNG GURU, DJ PREMIER, and RZA

Check the Technique

More Liner Notes for Hip-hop Junkies

Author: Brian Coleman

Publisher: Good Read Books

ISBN: 9780990307600

Category: Music

Page: 525

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The format is simple: One chapter, one artist, one album, blow-by-blow and track-by-track, delivered straight from the artists who produced these classics. And whether you peruse the chapters in chunks over time or devour the book all at once, fans are guaranteed to revel in these conversations, reliving their favorite albums from hip-hop's "Golden age"--Publisher's note.

Hip-Hop

A Cultural Odyssey

Author: Jordan Sommers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615410661

Category: Music

Page: 420

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The ultimate coffee-table book created for all generations of fans. This colossal 420 page leather-bound collection includes hundreds of poster-sized photographs, exclusive testimonials from your favorite DJs, MCs, Graffiti Artists, B-Boys and Producers plus unique profiles of iconic game changers written by Hip-Hop's most respected journalists and authors Powerful Writing Over 250 original essays, profiles and testimonials written by Hip-Hop's top journalists, authors, MC's, DJ's, B-Boys, graf artists and producers covering all aspects of the culture and profiling 40 Icons who changed the game. 30 authors (essay writers) include: Gabriel Alvarez, Dave Bry, Ayana Byrd, Dan Charnas, Cheo Hodari Coker, Andréa Duncan-Mao, Thomas Golianopoulos, Karen R. Good, Ernest Hardy, Monica Herrera, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, Clover Hope, Todd Inoue, Billy Johnson, Jr., Toshitaka Kondo, Daniel Liszt, Rebecca Louie, Miles Marshall Lewis, “Chairman” Jefferson Mao, Kierna Mayo, Andrew Parks, Marcus Reeves, Carlito Rodriguez, Celia San Miguel, Corey Takahashi, Greg Tate, Dave Tompkins, Oliver Wang, Christopher R. Weingarten, and Jeff Weiss.Incredible Images Features hundreds of powerful images compiled by key eyewitnesses to the Culture, including one-of-a-kind Polaroid portraits captured by celebrated photographer Jonathan Mannion.The Ultimate Guide Hip-Hop Essentials lists of the hottest 100 singles and albums from each of Hip-Hop's four decades. PLUS an exclusive 4'x18” gatefold illustration by Mike Thompson, celebrating the four elements of Hip-Hop

Public Enemy: Inside the Terrordome

Author: Tim Grierson

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1783233907

Category: Music

Page: 336

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Public Enemy are an American hip hop group, formed in New York in 1982, known for their politically charged lyrics and criticism of the American media. This account focuses on the highs and lows of their career, provides an overview of their album releases, and examines what the future holds for them and hip hop as a whole.

The Hip Hop Movement

From R&B and the Civil Rights Movement to Rap and the Hip Hop Generation

Author: Reiland Rabaka

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739181173

Category: Social Science

Page: 516

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Connecting classic rhythm & blues and rock & roll to the Civil Rights Movement, and classic soul and funk to the Black Power Movement, The Hip Hop Movement critically explores what each of these musics and movements contributed to rap, neo-soul, hip hop culture, and the broader Hip Hop Movement.

To the Break of Dawn

A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic

Author: William Jelani Cobb

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814716717

Category: Music

Page: 200

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2007 Arts Club of Washington’s National Award for Arts Writing - Finalist With roots that stretch from West Africa through the black pulpit, hip-hop emerged in the streets of the South Bronx in the 1970s and has spread to the farthest corners of the earth. To the Break of Dawn uniquely examines this freestyle verbal artistry on its own terms. A kid from Queens who spent his youth at the epicenter of this new art form, music critic William Jelani Cobb takes readers inside the beats, the lyrics, and the flow of hip-hop, separating mere corporate rappers from the creative MCs that forged the art in the crucible of the street jam. The four pillars of hip hop—break dancing, graffiti art, deejaying, and rapping—find their origins in traditions as diverse as the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira and Caribbean immigrants’ turnstile artistry. Tracing hip-hop’s relationship to ancestral forms of expression, Cobb explores the cultural and literary elements that are at its core. From KRS-One and Notorious B.I.G. to Tupac Shakur and Lauryn Hill, he profiles MCs who were pivotal to the rise of the genre, verbal artists whose lineage runs back to the black preacher and the bluesman. Unlike books that focus on hip-hop as a social movement or a commercial phenomenon, To the Break of Dawn tracks the music's aesthetic, stylistic, and thematic evolution from its inception to today's distinctly regional sub-divisions and styles. Written with an insider's ear, the book illuminates hip-hop's innovations in a freestyle form that speaks to both aficionados and newcomers to the art.