Over the last several years, writers -- especially journalists and some scholars -- published a large body of articles and books on hip hop. As a result, the critical discourse on rap, or what we might call Hip-Hop Studies, has become a really expansive field.
Our collective knowledge on
The many books on rap music suggest the varied perspectives and histories of the art form. We have biographies, memoirs, critical analyses of lyrics, studies of music in distinct regions, writings about specific rappers and rap groups, and so forth. [Click here for a list of books on hip hop.]
Comprehensive considerations of Black Book History during the last 30 years would necessarily take into account books on hip hop.
• Black Book History, February 2019
• Books on hip hop