Do you spell "Hip-hop" as one word, with a hyphen or two words and no hyphen? Or do you just call it "rap"? Or is it all really just jazz to you?

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  1. Miles Davis' Bitches Brew

    33 1/3 Volume 110: Miles Davis' Bitches Brew


    It was 1969, and Miles Davis, prince of cool, was on the edge of being left behind by a dynamic generation of young musicians, an important handful of whom had been in his band. Learn More
  2. 33 1/3: Live At The Apollo

    33 1/3 Volume 13: James Brown's Live At The Apollo


    In this remarkable book, Douglas Wolk brings to life an October evening in 1962, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem: an evening at the height of Cold War tensions. Learn More
  3. DJ Shadow's Endtroducing...

    33 1/3 Volume 24: DJ Shadow's Endtroducing...


    What resonated about Endtroducing when it was released in 1996, and what makes it still resonate today, is the way in which it loosens itself from the mooring of the known and sails off into an uncharted territory that seems to exist both in and out of time. Learn More
  4. 33 1/3: The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique

    33 1/3 Volume 30: The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique


    PAUL'S BOUTIQUE transformed the Beastie Boys from frat-boy novelty to critically lauded hip-hop giants. Learn More
  5. 33 1/3: People's Instinctive Travels & The Paths of Rhythm

    33 1/3 Volume 47: A Tribe Called Quest's People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm


    While A Tribe Called Quest was a sample-heavy group, they steered away from the ubiquitous funk and old-school samples of their fellow Native Tongue members and embraced rock and roll and jazz; this musical form would become their signature style. Learn More
  6. Nas' Illmatic

    33 1/3 Volume 64: Nas' Illmatic


    This book explores a key hip hop album marking the cross over point where the streets and the charts collided. Learn More
  7. 33 1/3 Vol. 71: Public Enemy's It Takes A Nation...

    33 1/3 Volume 71: Public Enemy's It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back


    Christopher Weingarten provides a thrilling account of how the Bomb Squad produced such a singular-sounding record: engineering, sampling, scratching, constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing - even occasionally stomping on vinyl that sounded too clean. Learn More
  8. 33 1/3: Amazing Grace

    33 1/3 Volume 84: Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace


    For two nights in January 1972, Aretha Franklin sang at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, while tape recorders and film cameras rolled. Learn More
  9. Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

    33 1/3 Volume 97: Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


    In the first decade of the twenty-first century, Kanye West created the most compelling body of pop music by an American artist during the period. Learn More
  10. Bring The Noise

    Bring the Noise: 20 Years of Writing about Hip Rock and Hip Hop


    Bring the Noise weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop culture, juxtaposing the voices of many of rock and hip hop’s most provocative artists—Morrissey, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses, P.J. Harvey, Radiohead—with Reynolds’s own passionate analysis. Learn More
  11. Can't Stop Won't Stop

    Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation


    Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. Learn More
  12. The Dirty Version

    Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard


    On the tenth anniversary of his death, The Dirty Version is the first biography of hip hop superstar and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, to be written by someone from his inner circle: his right-hand man and best friend, Buddha Monk. Learn More
  13. Dreams to Remember

    Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul


    When he died in one of rock's string of tragic plane crashes, Otis Redding was only twenty-six, yet already the avatar of a new kind of soul music. Learn More
  14. Funk & Soul Covers

    Funk And Soul Covers


    Boogie wonderland! Grooving down memory lane: record covers that defined an era. Learn More
  15. Funk: The Music, The People, and The Rhythm of The One

    Funk: The Music, The People, and The Rhythm of The One


    Funk: It's the only musical genre ever to have transformed the nation into a throbbing army of bell-bottomed, hoop-earringed, rainbow-Afro'd warriors on the dance floor. Its rhythms and lyrics turned bleak urban realties inside out with distinctive, danceable, downright irresistable music. Learn More
  16. Here Comes The Night (paperback)

    Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues


    Here Comes the Night is both a definitive account of the golden age of rhythm and blues of the early ’60s and the harrowing, ultimately tragic story of songwriter and record producer Bert Berns, whose meteoric career was fueled by his pending doom. Learn More
  17. Hip Hop Board Book

    Hip Hop Board Book


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    Rap, Breakdance, Graffiti & DJ:ing - now for the very youngest! Learn More
  18. Hippest Trip In America (paperback)

    Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture And Style


    An authoritative history of the groundbreaking syndicated television show that has become an icon of American pop culture, from acclaimed author and filmmaker Nelson George, “the most accomplished black music critic of his generation” (Washington Post Book World). Learn More
  19. Jazz Covers

    Jazz Covers


    Vinyl mania: The greatest in Jazz LP art. Learn More
  20. Lee 'Scratch' Perry: Kiss Me Neck

    Lee 'Scratch' Perry: Kiss Me Neck: The Scratch Story in Words, Pictures and Records


    An incredible, meticulous reference documenting the massive musical output by the pioneering reggae legend, inventor of dub, and Marley collaborator who Keith Richards calls "the Salvador Dalí of music" Learn More
  21. Low Down

    Low Down: Junk, Jazz, and Other Fairy Tales from Childhood


    A. J. Albany's recollection of life with her father, the great jazz pianist Joe Albany, is the story of one girl's unsentimental education. Learn More
  22. Mo' Meta Blues (paperback)

    Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove


    Mo' Meta Blues is a punch-drunk memoir in which Everyone's Favorite Questlove tells his own story while tackling some of the lates, the greats, the fakes, the philosophers, the heavyweights, and the true originals of the music world. He digs deep into the album cuts of his life and unearths some pivotal moments in black art, hip hop, and pop culture. Learn More
  23. More Than a Woman

    More Than a Woman


    The latest and greatest from the man behind "Thrill Murray," this softcover coloring book of 90s Hip Hop queens features legends like Aaliyah, Rihanna, Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Brandi, Eve, Lauryn Hill and more. Learn More
  24. The Rap Yearbook

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


    Here's what The Rap Year Book does: It takes readers from 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present, with Shea Serrano hilariously discussing, debating, and deconstructing the most important rap song year by year. Learn More
  25. Rapper's Delight

    Rapper's Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook


    Rapper’s Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook features thirty recipes inspired by your favourite Hip Hop artists of today and yesteryear. Learn More

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