HIP-HOP & JAZZ

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 #63

    Wax Poetics #63

    $11.99

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

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

    $12.95

    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
  3. The Story of Northern Soul

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

    $15.95

    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
  4. The Psychological Covert War on Hip Hop

    The Psychological Covert War on Hip Hop

    $19.99

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

    The Death of Rhythm and Blues

    $16.00

    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
  6. Sun Ra: Interviews And Essays

    Sun Ra: Interviews And Essays

    $19.95

    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
  7. Signifying Rappers

    Signifying Rappers

    $16.00

    Finally back in print--David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello's exuberant exploration of rap music and culture. Learn More
  8. Rapper's Delight

    Rapper's Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook

    $15.95

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

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

    $18.95

    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
  10. The Next Next Level

    Next Next Level: A Story of Rap, Friendship, and Almost Giving Up

    $16.95

    In the tradition of Carl Wilson’s Let’s Talk About Love, an unforgettable account of fame, fandom, and the problem of making art in the twenty-first century. Learn More
  11. More Than a Woman

    More Than a Woman

    $12.00

    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
  12. Mo' Meta Blues (paperback)

    Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove

    $16.00

    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
  13. Low Down

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

    $15.95

    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
  14. Lee 'Scratch' Perry: Kiss Me Neck

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

    $19.95

    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
  15. Jazz Covers

    Jazz Covers

    $19.99

    Vinyl mania: The greatest in Jazz LP art. Learn More
  16. Hippest Trip In America (paperback)

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

    $15.99

    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
  17. Hip Hop Board Book

    Hip Hop Board Book

    $14.95

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    Rap, Breakdance, Graffiti & DJ:ing - now for the very youngest! Learn More
  18. Here Comes The Night (paperback)

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

    $17.95

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

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

    $18.95

    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
  20. Funk & Soul Covers

    Funk And Soul Covers

    $19.99

    Boogie wonderland! Grooving down memory lane: record covers that defined an era. Learn More
  21. The Dirty Version

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

    $14.99

    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
  22. Can't Stop Won't Stop

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

    $18.00

    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
  23. Bring The Noise

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

    $16.95

    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
  24. Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

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

    $14.95

    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
  25. 33 1/3: Amazing Grace

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

    $12.95

    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

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