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. Wax Poetics Anthology Volume 2

    Wax Poetics Anthology Volume 2


    Wax Poetics Anthology, Volume 2, the third book from the esteemed music journal showcasing everyone from jazz and hip-hop heavyweights to soul and funk musicians, gathers articles from Issues 6 through 10 into a must have hardbound edition for record collectors and music connoisseurs alike. Learn More
  2. Wax Poetics Anthology Volume 1

    Wax Poetics Anthology Volume 1


    The Wax Poetics Anthology, Volume 1 features articles culled from the first three years (2001-2003) of Wax Poetics magazine, from Issues 1 through 5. Learn More
  3. Wax Poetics #64

    Wax Poetics #64


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    Hip-hop, Jazz, Funk & Soul. Learn More
  4. Wax Poetics #38

    Wax Poetics #38


    Hip-hop, Jazz, Funk & Soul. Learn More
  5. Understand Rap

    Understand Rap: Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics You and Your Grandma Can Understand


    Rap songs are famous for their double entendres, clever turns of phrase, and general ingenuity, but that doesn’t mean things always make sense the first time around. Learn More
  6. The UndaStream #3

    The UndaStream #3


    Denver's Hip Hop Advocate. Learn More
  7. The Story of Northern Soul

    The Story of Northern Soul: A Definitive History of the Dance Scene that Refuses to Die


    The definitive insiders account of the longest surviving scene in the history of British music contains rare interviews with artists from Motown right up to Fatboy Slim. Learn More
  8. The Psychological Covert War on Hip Hop

    The Psychological Covert War on Hip Hop


    Illuminati's Take Over Of Hip Hop. Learn More
  9. The Death of Rhythm and Blues

    The Death of Rhythm and Blues


    This passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last fifty years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society. Learn More
  10. The Breaks: Stylin' & Profilin'

    The Breaks: Stylin' and Profilin' 1982-1990


    In the fall of 1982, celebrated photographer of the British music scene Janette Beckman moved to New York City, where she found hip hop on the edge of explosion. Learn More
  11. Sun Ra: Interviews And Essays

    Sun Ra: Interviews And Essays


    Composer, bandleader, pianist, poet and philosopher, Sun Ra is one of the most colourful and enduring of musical legacies, transcending time, place and cultural genres. Learn More
  12. Strayhorn

    Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life


    Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life is a stunning collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera celebrating Billy Strayhorn, one of the most significant yet under-appreciated contributors to 20th century American music. Learn More
  13. Soul Train

    Soul Train: The Music, Dance, And Style Of A Generation


    From Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the award-winning hip-hop group the Roots, comes this vibrant book commemorating the legacy of Soul Train—the cultural phenomenon that launched the careers of artists such as Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Whitney Houston, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J, and Aretha Franklin. Learn More
  14. Signifying Rappers

    Signifying Rappers


    Finally back in print--David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello's exuberant exploration of rap music and culture. Learn More
  15. Respect Yourself

    Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion


    The story of Stax Records unfolds like a Greek tragedy. A white brother and sister build a record company that becomes a monument to racial harmony in 1960’s segregated south Memphis. Learn More
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Rap Tees

    Rap Tees: A Collection of Hip-Hop T-Shirts 1980-1999


    One of the world's foremost collectors of all things hip-hop, DJ Ross One presents--for the first time ever--a much sought after collection of T-shirts in this lushly produced and detailed catalog showcasing over 500 of the genre's best. Learn More
  19. Nudnik Revealed!

    Nudnik Revealed!


    Inspired by a real-life incident — getting his tie caught in a moving Moviola editing machine — Gene Deitch, cartoonist, animator, memoirist, renaissance man, created Nudnik, his Everyman character, a cross between Candide and Godot. Learn More
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Mass Appeal #57

    Mass Appeal #57


    Quantum Leap. Learn More
  23. 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
  24. The Literary Genius of Lil Wayne

    Literary Genius Of Lil Wayne


    The Case For Lil Wayne To Be Counted Among Shakespeare And Dylan. Learn More
  25. Listen, Whitey!

    Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975


    Noted music producer and scholar Pat Thomas spent five years in Oakland, CA researching Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975. While befriending members of the Black Panther Party, Thomas discovered rare recordings of speeches, interviews, and music by noted activists Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, Elaine Brown, The Lumpen and many others that form the framework of this definitive retrospective. Learn More

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