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  • Sweat the Technique
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    Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius

    9780062850232
    $24.99
    On the heels of Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize, as the world begins to recognize the creative side of Hip-Hop, comes a writing guide from a musician and The greatest MC of all time, Rakim. The musician and Hip Hop legend--hailed as "the greatest MC of...
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    Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius (PB)

    9780062850249
    Essence Authors 2023
    $16.99
    On the heels of Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize, as the world begins to recognize the creative side of Hip-Hop, comes a writing guide from a musician and The greatest MC of all time, Rakim. The musician and Hip Hop legend--hailed as "the greatest MC of...
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  • Blues People
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    Blues People

    9780688184742
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    "The path the slave took to 'citizenship' is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music -- through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel development, jazz... [If] the...
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  • The Dead Emcee Scrolls by Saul Williams
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    The Dead Emcee Scrolls: The Lost Teachings of Hip-Hop and Connected Writings

    9781416516323
    $14.99
    In the underground labyrinths of New York City's subway system, beneath the third rail of a long forgotten line, Saul Williams discovered scrolls of aged yellowish-brown paper rolled tightly into a can of spray paint. His quest to decipher this mystical...
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  • As Serious as Your Life: Black Music and the Free Jazz Revolution by Val Wilmer
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    As Serious as Your Life: Black Music and the Free Jazz Revolution

    9781788160711
    $18.95
    In this classic account of the new black music of the 1960s and 70s, celebrated photographer and jazz historian Val Wilmer tells the story of how a generation of revolutionary musicians established black music as the true vanguard of American culture...
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  • Jay-Z Made in America
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    Jay-Z: Made in America

    9781250230966
    Essence Authors 2023
    $25.99
    NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY BESTSELLERDyson writes with the affection of a fan but the rigor of an academic. ... Using extensive passages from Jay-Z's lyrics, 'Made in America' examines the rapper's role as a poet, an...
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  • Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America by Erik Nielson, Andrea Dennis
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    Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America

    9781620973400
    $24.99
    Should Johnny Cash have been charged with murder after he sang, "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die"? Few would seriously subscribe to this notion of justice. Yet in 2001, a rapper named Mac whose music had gained national recognition was...
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  • The Rose That Grew from Concrete (Hardcover)
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    The Rose That Grew from Concrete (Hardcover)

    9780671028442
    $23.00
    Tupac Shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete.   His talent was unbounded a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic--a...
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  • Renegades: Born in the USA by Barack Obama & Bruce Springsteen
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    Renegades: Born in the USA

    9780593236314
    $50.00
    Two longtime friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly produced expansion of their groundbreaking Higher Ground podcast,...
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  • Cack-Handed: A Memoir
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    Cack-Handed: A Memoir

    9780062961716
    $26.99
    The British comedian of Nigerian heritage and co-executive producer and writer of the CBS hit series Bob Hearts Abishola chronicles her odyssey to get to America and break into Hollywood in this lively and humorous memoir. According to family...
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  • Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South
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    Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South

    9781469661964
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    This vibrant book pulses with the beats of a new American South, probing the ways music, literature, and film have remixed southern identities for a post-civil rights generation. For scholar and critic Regina N. Bradley, Outkast's work is the touchstone,...
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  • Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest Hanif Abdurraqib
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    Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest

    9781477316481
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    How does one pay homage to A Tribe Called Quest? The seminal rap group brought jazz into the genre, resurrecting timeless rhythms to create masterpieces such as The Low End Theoryand Midnight Marauders. Seventeen years after their last album,...
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  • The Gospel of Hip Hop
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    The Gospel of Hip Hop

    9781576874974
    $29.95
    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...
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  • Ride or Die: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-Being of Black Women (HC) (2022)
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    Ride or Die: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-Being of Black Women (HC) (2022)

    9780306874673
    Essence Authors 2023
    $27.00
    Do you have a "ride or die chick" in your life? A "ride or die chick" is a Black woman who holds down her family and community. She's that friend or family member that you can call up in the middle of the night to bail you out of jail, if ever needed,...
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  • We Are Each Other's Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy
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    We Are Each Other's Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy

    9780062932563
    $39.99
    From the author of Queen Sugar--now a critically acclaimed series on OWN directed by Ava Duvernay--comes a beautiful exploration and celebration of black farming in America. In this impressive anthology, Natalie Baszile brings together essays, poems,...
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