Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Books about Hip Hop, 2000 - 2019


A roundup of books about hip hop and rap music. It's a partial list that extends my ongoing bibliographies.

• 2000: When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost By Joan Morgan
• 2000: Rap Music and the Poetics of Identity By Adam Krims
• 2001: Life and Def : Sex, Drugs, Money, and God By Russell Simmons with Nelson George
• 2001: Holler If You Hear Me: Searching For Tupac Shakur By Michael Eric Dyson
• 2001: The Hip Hop Years: A History of Rap  By Alex Ogg with David Upshal
• 2002: Rap Music and Street Consciousness By Cheryl L. Keyes
• 2002: Hip Hoptionary™ By Alonzo Westbrook
• 2002: The Hip-Hop Generation By Bakari Kitwana
• 2002: Yes Yes Y'all By Jim Fricke and Charlie Ahearn
• 2003: There’s a God on the Mic By Kool Mo Dee
• 2003: Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of Eminem By Anthony Bozza
• 2003: Hip-hop Rhyming Dictionary By Kevin M. Mitchell
• 2004: That's The Joint: The Hip-hop Studies Reader Edited by Murray Forman and Mark Anthony Neal
• 2004: Making Beats: The Art of Sample-based Hip-hop By Joseph G. Schloss
• 2004: Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop By Imani Perry
• 2004: Check It While I Wreck It: Black Womanhood, Hip-Hop Culture, and the Public Sphere By Gwendolyn D. Pough
• 2005: Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation By Jeff Chang
• 2005: Rakim Told Me By Brian Coleman
• 2005: The Wu-Tang Manual By The RZA and Chris Norris
• 2005: Five Percenter Rap By Felicia Miyakawa
• 2006: Why White Kids Love Hip Hop By Bakari Kitwana
• 2006: Hip Hop Matters By S. Craig Watkins
• 2006: Tha Global Cipha : Hip Hop Culture & Consciousness By James G. Spady, H. Samy Alim, Samir Meghelli
• 2007: Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies By Brian Coleman
• 2007: The Five Percenters By Michael Muhammad Knight
• 2007: Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop Edited by Jeff Chang
• 2007: Know What I Mean? Reflections on Hip-Hop By Michael Eric Dyson
• 2007: Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap By Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar
• 2007: Third Coast: OutKast, Timbaland, and How Hip-Hop Became a Southern Thing By Roni Sarig
• 2007: The Beat of Urban Art By Justin Bua
• 2008: The Nightmare and the Dream: Nas, Jay-Z.... By Dax-Devlon Ross
• 2008: The Hip Hop Wars By Tricia Rose
• 2008: The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash By Grandmaster Flash and David Ritz
• 2008: It's Bigger Than Hip Hop By M. K. Asante
• 2009: Nas' Illmatic By Matthew Gasteier
• 2009: Hip Hop World: A Groundwork Guide By Dalton Higgins
• 2009: Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas's Illmatic Michael Eric Dyson, Sohail Daulatzai, with others
• 2009: The Gospel of Hip Hop: The First Instrument By KRS-ONE
• 2009: How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC By Paul Edwards
• 2009: Hip Hop Underground By Anthony Kwame Harrison
• 2009: The Tao of Wu By The Rza
• 2009: It's Just Begun: The Epic Journey of DJ Disco Wiz, Hip Hop's First Latino DJ Ivan Sanchez and Luis Cedeño
• 2009: Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop By Adam Bradley
• 2010: Decoded Jay Z with dream hampton
• 2010: The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip Hop By Dan Charnas
• 2010: The Anthology of Rap Edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois
• 2010: Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Christopher R. Weingarten
• 2011: One Day It'll All Make Sense Common with Adam Bradley
• 2011: I Am Hip-Hop By Andrew J. Rausch
• 2011: Hip-Hop Culture in College Students' Lives By Emery Petchauer
• 2011: The Tanning of America By Steve Stoute
• 2011: The Legends of Hip Hop By Justin Bua
• 2011: Empire State of Mind By Zack O'Malley Greenburg
• 2011: Jay-Z: Essays on Hip Hop's Philosopher King Edited by Julius Bailey
• 2011: Def Jam Recordings By Bill Adler, Cey Adams, and Dan Charnas
• 2011: Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers...  By Ben Westhoff
• 2011: BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family By Mara Shalhoup
• 2011: Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education By Sam Seidel
• 2011: From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity by Miles White
• 2012: Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ By Mark Katz
• 2012: Jay-Z: The King of America By Mark Beaumont
• 2012: Bounce: Rap Music and Local Identity in New Orleans By Matt Miller
• 2012: Hip Hop's Li'l Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South By Bettina Love
• 2013: Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1: 1970s-1981 By Ed Piskor
• 2013: Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson with Ben Greenman
• 2013: How to Rap 2: Advanced Flow and Delivery Techniques By Paul Edwards
• 2013: Rhymin and Stealin: Musical Borrowing in Hip-hop By Justin A. Williams
• 2013: The Hip Hop Movement By Reiland Rabaka
• 2013: Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book By Shea Serrano
• 2013: 2pac vs. Biggie By Jeff Weiss and Evan McGarvey
• 2013: Unbelievable By Cheo Hodari Coker
• 2013: Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove by Questlove
• 2014: The Dirty Version By Buddha Monk and Mickey Hess
• 2014: Check the Technique: Volume 2 By Brian Coleman
• 2014: Hip-Hop within and without the Academy By Karen Snell and Johan Söderman
• 2014: Rap and Hip Hop Culture By Fernando Orejuela
• 2014: Rapper's Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook By Joseph Inniss, Ralph Miller, and Peter Stadden
• 2014: The Hip-Hop Underground and African American Culture By James B. Peterson
• 2014: The Extensive Hip Hop Rhyming Dictionary By Gio Williams
• 2014: Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man By Ja Rule
• 2014: Making Beats: The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop by Joseph G. Schloss
• 2014: Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kirk Walker Graves
• 2015: The Rap Year Book By Shea Serrano
• 2015: Rhymecology: Using Hip-Hop to Heal: The Therapist Guide by Jeffrey T. Walker
• 2015: The Hip Hop & Obama Reader edited by Travis L. Gosa and Erik Nielson
• 2015: Diary of a Madman: The Geto Boys..Roots of Southern Rap by Scarface
• 2015: The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Musi by Paul Edwards
• 2015: Negro Soy Yo: Hip Hop and Raced Citizenship in Neoliberal Cuba by Marc D. Perry
• 2015: The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop by Justin A. Williams
• 2016: Gone Til November: A Journal of Rikers by Lil Wayne
• 2016: Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States by Su'ad Abdul Khabeer
• 2016: The Street Is My Pulpit: Hip Hop and Christianity in Kenya by Mwenda Ntarangwi
• 2016: The Geto Boys’ The Geto Boys by Rolf Potts
• 2017: Best Damn Hip Hop Writing: The Book of Yoh Travis Yoh Phillips
• 2017: The Autobiography of Gucci Mane by Gucci Mane (with Neil Martinez-Belkin)
• 2017: Holy Hip Hop in the City of Angels by Christina Zanfagna
• 2017: Break Beats in the Bronx: Rediscovering Hip-Hop's Early Years by Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr.
• 2017: Hip Hop at Europe's Edge: Music, Agency, and Social ChangeEds. Miosz Miszczynski and Adriana Helbig
• 2017: The Pharcyde’s Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde by Andrew Baker
• 2017: The History of Hip Hop by Eric Reese
• 2017: Camp Lo’s Uptown Saturday Night by Sean L. Maloney
• 2018: Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang by Lamont U-God Hawkins
• 2018: Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop by Vikki Tobak
• 2018: Hip Hop at the End of the World: The Photography of Brother Ernie by Ernest Paniccioli
• 2018: In Hip Hop Time: Music, Memory, and Social Change in Urban Senegal by Catherine M. Appert
• 2018: Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
• 2018: 3 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, and Hip-Hop's Multibillion-Dollar Rise Zack O'Malley Greenburg
• 2018: Drake Chris Snellgrove
• 2018: Black Masculinity and Hip-Hop Music: Black Gay Men Who Rap Xinling Li
• 2019: Together Forever: The Run-DMC and Beastie Boys Photographs by Glen E. Friedman
• 2019: Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib
• 2019: Let Love Have the Last Word: A Memoir by Common (with Mensah Demary)
• 2019: Hurricanes: A Memoir by Rick Ross (with Neil Martinez-Belkin)
• 2019: Hip-Hop: A Cultural and Musical Revolution by Vanessa Oswald
• 2019: Jay-Z: Made in America by Michael Eric Dyson

Related:
A checklist of comics by black writers and artists in 2018
Rap, hip hop

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