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📒The Rap Year Book ✍ Shea Serrano
✏The Rap Year Book Book Summary : New York Times Bestseller - Washington Post Bestseller - Pitchfork Book Club selection The Rap Year Book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present. Shea Serrano deftly pays homage to the most important song of each year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music—from artists’ backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players—both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation. Complete with infographics, lyric maps, hilarious and informative footnotes, portraits of the artists, and short essays by other prominent music writers, The Rap Year Book is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created.
📒Basketball And Other Things ✍ Shea Serrano
✏Basketball and Other Things Book Summary : #1 New York Times bestseller Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents readers with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn’t even know they needed, from the classic (How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). With incredible art from Arturo Torres, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball’s greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.
📒Movies And Other Things ✍ Shea Serrano
✏Movies And Other Things Book Summary : INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "It's like a textbook gone right; your mind couldn't wander if it tried." --New York Times Shea Serrano is back, and his new book, Movies (And Other Things), combines the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria table, and the sheer power of a Denzel monologue, all into one. Featuring exclusive bonus chapters, including "When Was Hans Gruber's Subtlety the Most Threatening?" and "Which Trip Turned Out the Worst for Tom Hanks?" Movies (And Other Things) is a book about, quite frankly, movies (and other things). One of the chapters, for example, answers which race Kevin Costner was able to white savior the best, because did you know that he white saviors Mexicans in McFarland, USA, and white saviors Native Americans in Dances with Wolves, and white saviors Black people in Black or White, and white saviors the Cleveland Browns in Draft Day? Another of the chapters, for a second example, answers what other high school movie characters would be in Regina George's circle of friends if we opened up the Mean Girls universe to include other movies (Johnny Lawrence is temporarily in, Claire from The Breakfast Club is in, Ferris Bueller is out, Isis from Bring It On is out...). Another of the chapters, for a third example, creates a special version of the Academy Awards specifically for rom-coms, the most underrated movie genre of all. And another of the chapters, for a final example, is actually a triple chapter that serves as an NBA-style draft of the very best and most memorable moments in gangster movies. Many, many things happen in Movies (And Other Things), some of which funny, others of which are sad, a few of which are insightful, and all of which are handled with the type of care and dedication to the smallest details and pockets of pop culture that only a book by Shea Serrano can provide.
📒The Power Of Music ✍ Michael L. Brown
✏The Power of Music Book Summary : This book will show you how music can either indoctrinate or educate you, spark rebellion or patriotism, and drive you to the devil or draw you closer to God.
📒Hip Hop ✍ Vanessa Oswald
✏Hip Hop Book Summary : Hip-hop culture has shaped many facets of popular culture, including the worlds of music, politics, and business. The hip-hop movement began with New York City residents with few resources and has now turned into a billion-dollar worldwide industry. Readers will learn about the four elements of hip-hop: rapping (MCing), disc jockeying (DJing), graffiti art, and B-boying (break dancing). They'll learn how these foundational components evolved to construct what hip-hop is recognized as today. A list of essential hip-hop albums and annotated quotes from music critics and famous hip-hop artists are also included in this all-encompassing look at the history of hip-hop.
📒Listen To Rap Exploring A Musical Genre ✍ Anthony J. Fonseca
✏Listen to Rap Exploring a Musical Genre Book Summary : Listen to Rap! Exploring s Musical Genre provides an overview of this kinetic and poetic musical genre for scholars of rap and curious novices alike. • Provides readers with a ready list of the 50 most important people and events in rap • Discusses vocal styles and musical production in depth • Quickly and efficiently characterizes rappers, crews, albums, and singles • Provides pertinent information that links rappers, producers, DJs (turntablists), and record labels • Discusses the history of rap as a series of local phenomena in the introduction
📒The New Hip Hop Rhyming Dictionary ✍ Gio Williams
✏The New Hip Hop Rhyming Dictionary Book Summary : Learn Freestyle Rap& Songwriting in Less Than a Day: Keep the Skills for LifeEver wished your freestyle was smart, fast and impressive? Are you eager to write your first meaningful rap song?Newcomers, beginners, novices, fans and students of hip-hop: If you've always wanted to learn how to freestyle rap live and write inventive rhyme: this resource was made for you. The New Hip-Hop Rhyming Dictionary is an updated and expanded version of the classic original, and is an essential resource for rappers that want to step into next level writing.In this exciting new edition you will find: -The real roots of rap music (New York was not the beginning!)-Relevant rap styles that arose over the years-What kind of rapper you really are-The true elements of rhyme & rap song writing (couplets, bars, schemes)Including!-The 15 most potent types of rhyme-A comprehensive rhyming dictionary for exercises and skill building-A brief introduction on how to create your own flowsWith this rhyming resource, you will spend more time honing and perfecting your rhyme schemes than wading through page after page of unnecessary theory. Cut to the chase!Special features: Gold-standard examples of rhyme from the music industry's best artists, including Eminem, Nas, Tupac, Talib Kweli and moreA homonym dictionary for shrewd lyrical stylingThe New Hip-Hop Rhyming Dictionary gives you a way to transition from a rap imitator into a fresh, new voice in the field. Skill building has never been easier. See you at the Grammys!Tags: Hip Hop Rhyming Dictionary, Rap Rhyming dictionary, Freestyle Rap & Songwriting, rap rhyme book, how to rap, the rap year book, gucci mane autobiography
📒Color Me Kanye ✍ Noah Levenson
✏Color Me Kanye Book Summary : A hilarious look into the life of Kanye West, one of the most controversial and successful rappers of all time! Color Me Kanye: The Greatest Unauthorized Kanye West Coloring Book of All Time is a portal into the absurd and often surreal life of the hip-hop megastar and pop culture monolith. While gossip blogs focus on the feuds and the publicity stunts, this meditative and smile-inducing coloring book imagines Kanye negotiating all the even more ridiculous moments in between the headlines. Color Kanye at Splash Mountain with Anna Wintour, on vacation at the Grand Canyon plotting ways to make it even grander, grabbing a slice with Taylor and Kim, contemplating kale at the farmer’s market, and jetting into space to stop an asteroid from crashing into Earth. It’s all in a day’s work for the world’s greatest hip-hop mogul. West is a celebrity who's always in the spotlight, thanks to his mega-success as a rapper and his marriage to reality TV star Kim Kardashian West. He has sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide. West’s first six studio albums all went platinum, with five debuting at number-one on the Billboard 200. Noah Levenson is the author of Guy Code: Unleash Your Manhood. He's the former editorial director of MTV2, where he oversaw the reinvention of the channel and helped break ratings records. Arturo Torres is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, written by Shea Serrano.
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📒God Save The Queens ✍ Kathy Iandoli
✏God Save the Queens Book Summary : Can’t Stop Won’t Stop meets Girls to the Front in this essential and long overdue history of hip-hop’s female pioneers and its enduring stars. Every history of hip-hop previously published, from Jeff Chang’s Can’t Stop Won’t Stop to Shea Serrano’s The Rap Yearbook, focuses primarily on men, glaringly omitting a thorough and respectful examination of the presence and contribution of the genre’s female artists. For far too long, women in hip-hop have been relegated to the shadows, viewed as the designated “First Lady” thrown a contract, a pawn in some beef, or even worse. But as Kathy Iandoli makes clear, the reality is very different. Today, hip-hop is dominated by successful women such as Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, yet there are scores of female artists whose influence continues to resonate. God Save the Queens pays tribute to the women of hip-hop—from the early work of Roxanne Shante, to hitmakers like Queen Latifah and Missy Elliot, to the superstars of today. Exploring issues of gender, money, sexuality, violence, body image, feuds, objectification and more, God Save the Queens is an important and monumental work of music journalism that at last gives these influential female artists the respect they have long deserved.