Suggested reading for HipHop cultural study [an ever growing list]

The Gospel of Hiphop, KRS-ONE
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, Jeff Chang
Hip-Hop Revolution, Dr. Jeff Ogbar
Fight the Power- Rap, Race and Reality, Chuck D
Black Noise- Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, Tricia Rose
Have Gun, Will Travel: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Death Row Records, Ronin Ro
Gunshots in Me Cookup, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds
Bomb the Suburbs, William “Upski” Wimsatt
Total Chaos- The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop, an anthology edited by Jeff Chang; features Bill Adler, Suheir Hammad, Kevin Coval, Staceyann Chin, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Rha Goddess, Danny Hoch and more
The Art of Getting Over, Stephen Powers
Don’t Rhyme For the Sake of Riddlin’- the Authorized Biography of Public Enemy, Russel Myrie
The Ice Opinion, Ice T
The Dead MC Scrolls, Saul Williams
No More Prisons, William “Upski” Wimsatt
B-Boy Cynics Getting Weeded in the Garden of Delights, Adam Mansbach
These Are The Breaks, Idris Goodwin
The Anthology of Rap, edited by Adam Bradley & Andrew DuBois- a collection of lyrics from popular rap and HipHop music.

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