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The Rap Year Book

The Rap Year Book Book
Author : Shea Serrano
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2015-10-13
ISBN : 1613128193
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Rap Year Book

The Rap Year Book Book
Author : Shea Serrano
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
Release : 2015-10-13
ISBN : 9781419718182
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Movies And Other Things

Movies  And Other Things  Book
Author : Shea Serrano
Publisher : Twelve
Release : 2019-10-08
ISBN : 1538730200
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER BARNES & NOBLE BESTSELLER AMAZON BESTSELLER "Paging through Serrano's Movies (and Other Things) is like taking a long drive at night with a friend; there's that warmth and familiarity where the chat is more important than the fastest route from Point A to Point B...It's like a textbook gone right; your attention couldn't wander if it tried." -- Elisabeth Egan, New York Times Book Review 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. 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 History of Hip Hop

The History of Hip Hop Book
Author : Eric Reese
Publisher : Eric Reese
Release : 2019-06-15
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hip Hop's Truth took over in the 1990s! The 1990s brilliance of sound and dance presented a voice and unique mind through the rough streets of America's largest conurbations. Sprung from the spirits of poverty, this inner city culture quickly uncovered an amazing bunch of young fresh black American forces of nature eager to express their unique self street accounts and contributed to a spirited new style of soul of black Americana. Nowadays, Hip Hop has reached the doorsteps as distinct as Africa, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Jamaica and Russia. This books brings you back to the good ole days of the 1990s where Hip Hop and Popular culture meshed delivering an indisputable force of rappers and dance artists that solidified incredible musical classics for ages to listen to.

Bun B s Rapper Coloring and Activity Book

Bun B s Rapper Coloring and Activity Book Book
Author : Shea Serrano
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
Release : 2013-09-17
ISBN : 9781419710414
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rapper Bun B lends his street cred and occasionally his face to the creative, hilarious, and just flat-out fun imaginings of Shea Serrano in Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book. Described by the Washington Post as “what every hip-hop head wishes they had as a child,” this imaginative work started as a series of printable rap-related coloring and activity images. The 48-page, fully interactive book of coloring pages, unbelievably clever activities, and smart plays on rap culture brings these stars and their music right into your living room.Featured rappers include: Bun B Queen Latifah Drake Talib Kweli Ice-T Common Wiz Khalifa Ludacris LL COOL J Big Boi Childish Gambino Questlove B.o.B Mac Miller And many, many more! Praise for Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book: “A star-studded cast of some of the biggest names in rap, all in one book.” —Fast Company’s Co.Create blog “It’s 48 pages long, and that’s the exact same number of pages the Bible has, and that’s not an accident. That’s a little thing called God’s will.” —Vice.com “The book is funny, smart, and as kid-tested, mother-approved as some of these guys get.” —Vulture.com “Hilarious…razor sharp.” —XXL “If you've spent any kind of time on the Internet, chances are something Shea Serrano has written, drawn, or created has made you smile . . . The book’s a load of fun, and is sure to please rap nerds and crayon-wielding tykes alike.” —Village Voice “There’s art, humor and education, fun for young and old.” —Paste magazine “This is one of the few Tumblr-to-book projects that doesn’t make me want to punch my computer in disgust. If the phrase ‘see if you can build a Budden’ doesn’t make you chuckle, then you should stay away from hip-hop or jokes.” —Christopher R. Weingarten, SPIN “Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book is gangsta!” —Mass Appeal.com "48 pages of MC worship mixed with a generous measure of the kind of casual dissing of its star players that hip-hop excels at.” —Esquire “When I’m listening to Drake, I sometimes feel blue. Now, thanks to Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book, I can make Drake blue, too. And for that, I am eternally grateful.” —Ryan Dombal, Pitchfork.com “The hip-hop coloring book is the single most important thing to happen to color since Cam’s pink Range Rover. Everyone should want a Serrano in their baño.” —Nate Erickson, GQ “Like the old saying goes, the crayon is mightier than the sword. Bun B and Shea have assembled a perfect collection of today’s brightest hip hop stars for fans of all ages to create, color and remix. The Rap Coloring and Activity Book is like your own personal mixtape that you can hang on your fridge and impress everyone with.” —Mike Ayers, Rolling Stone “Fans can now color inside the lines of hip-hop greats.” —LA Times’ Jacket Copy blog “It’s gotta be a first—for rap and for coloring.” —Houston Chronicle “For rap aficionados young and old.” —GQ.com “You may want to buy two copies—one to color, and one to keep fresh and new.” —Buzzfeed “The perfect coloring book for any hip-hop nerd.” —Complex magazine “If you have not already purchased a copy, put down this magazine immediately and go buy Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book.” —Kindling Quarterly “A playful celebration of rap

Basketball and Other Things

Basketball  and Other Things  Book
Author : Shea Serrano
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2017-10-10
ISBN : 1683350936
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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#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.

Ego Trip s Book of Rap Lists

Ego Trip s Book of Rap Lists Book
Author : Sacha Jenkins,Elliott Wilson,Jeff Mao,Gabe Alvarez,Brent Rollins
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release : 2014-03-25
ISBN : 1466866977
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists is more popular than racism! Hip hop is huge, and it's time someone wrote it all down. And got it all right. With over 25 aggregate years of interviews, and virtually every hip hop single, remix and album ever recorded at their disposal, the highly respected Ego Trip staff are the ones to do it. The Book of Rap Lists runs the gamut of hip hop information. This is an exhaustive, indispensable and completely irreverent bible of true hip hip knowledge.

Understand Rap

Understand Rap Book
Author : William Buckholz
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2011-01-26
ISBN : 161312015X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rap songs are famous for their double entendres, clever turns of phrase, and general ingenuity, but that doesnÆt mean things always make sense the first time around. Enter Understand Rap, a very funny pop-cultural reference book based on the website of the same name, which precisely explains the confusing lyrics and terms used in rap songs using language that even the most un-hip person can understand. The juxtaposition of a dry, academic tone with hip-hop terminology results in a book thatÆs as entertaining as it is informative.

The History of Gangster Rap

The History of Gangster Rap Book
Author : Soren Baker
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2018-10-02
ISBN : 1683352351
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date. Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine the evolution of gangster rap, its main players, and the culture that created this revolutionary music. From still-swirling conspiracy theories about the murders of Biggie and Tupac to the release of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, the era of gangster rap is one that fascinates music junkies and remains at the forefront of pop culture. Filled with interviews with key players such as Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and dozens more, as well as sidebars, breakout bios of notorious characters, lists, charts, and more, The History of Gangster Rap is the be-all-end-all book that contextualizes the importance of gangster rap as a cultural phenomenon.

Book of Rhymes

Book of Rhymes Book
Author : Adam Bradley
Publisher : Civitas Books
Release : 2017-06-27
ISBN : 0465094414
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hop's revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MC's wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners.Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop Book
Author : Jordan Sommers
Publisher :
Release : 2010-02-08
ISBN : 9780615410661
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ultimate coffee-table book created for all generations of fans. This colossal 420 page leather-bound collection includes hundreds of poster-sized photographs, exclusive testimonials from your favorite DJs, MCs, Graffiti Artists, B-Boys and Producers plus unique profiles of iconic game changers written by Hip-Hop's most respected journalists and authors Powerful Writing Over 250 original essays, profiles and testimonials written by Hip-Hop's top journalists, authors, MC's, DJ's, B-Boys, graf artists and producers covering all aspects of the culture and profiling 40 Icons who changed the game. 30 authors (essay writers) include: Gabriel Alvarez, Dave Bry, Ayana Byrd, Dan Charnas, Cheo Hodari Coker, Andréa Duncan-Mao, Thomas Golianopoulos, Karen R. Good, Ernest Hardy, Monica Herrera, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, Clover Hope, Todd Inoue, Billy Johnson, Jr., Toshitaka Kondo, Daniel Liszt, Rebecca Louie, Miles Marshall Lewis, “Chairman” Jefferson Mao, Kierna Mayo, Andrew Parks, Marcus Reeves, Carlito Rodriguez, Celia San Miguel, Corey Takahashi, Greg Tate, Dave Tompkins, Oliver Wang, Christopher R. Weingarten, and Jeff Weiss.Incredible Images Features hundreds of powerful images compiled by key eyewitnesses to the Culture, including one-of-a-kind Polaroid portraits captured by celebrated photographer Jonathan Mannion.The Ultimate Guide Hip-Hop Essentials lists of the hottest 100 singles and albums from each of Hip-Hop's four decades. PLUS an exclusive 4'x18” gatefold illustration by Mike Thompson, celebrating the four elements of Hip-Hop

I Got Something to Say

I Got Something to Say Book
Author : Matthew Oware
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-07-11
ISBN : 331990454X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What do millennial rappers in the United States say in their music? This timely and compelling book answers this question by decoding the lyrics of over 700 songs from contemporary rap artists. Using innovative research techniques, Matthew Oware reveals how emcees perpetuate and challenge gendered and racialized constructions of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality. Male and female artists litter their rhymes with misogynistic and violent imagery. However, men also express a full range of emotions, from arrogance to vulnerability, conveying a more complex manhood than previously acknowledged. Women emphatically state their desires while embracing a more feminist approach. Even LGBTQ artists stake their claim and express their sexuality without fear. Finally, in the age of Black Lives Matter and the presidency of Donald J. Trump, emcees forcefully politicize their music. Although complicated and contradictory in many ways, rap remains a powerful medium for social commentary.

Hip Hop Raised Me

Hip Hop Raised Me Book
Author : DJ Semtex
Publisher :
Release : 2018-08
ISBN : 9780500293959
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The definitive volume on the massive and enduring impact of hip hop over the last forty years, now in a compact paperback edition.

Color Me Kanye

Color Me Kanye Book
Author : Noah Levenson
Publisher : Lesser Gods
Release : 2017-04-11
ISBN : 9781944713249
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Gangsta Rap Coloring Book

Gangsta Rap Coloring Book Book
Author : Aye Jay Morano,Aye Jay
Publisher : Last Gasp
Release : 2004-01-11
ISBN : 9780867196047
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The title of the book says it all. 48 pages of line-drawings of Gangsta' rappers, done with the black line we all remember from the colouring books of our youth. The juxtaposition of the outlaw image of the rappers with the childlike innocence of a colouring book makes for an instant laugh. In a smaller self-published edition, the book was an immediate hit with the few people who were able to see it. Now expanded from 20 to 48 pages, the book includes all of the top rappers and their underground peers.'

Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip Hop History

Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip Hop History Book
Author : Chuck D
Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
Release : 2017-10-10
ISBN : 0316430986
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A one-of-a kind survey of rap and hip hop history from 1973 to today by Chuck D, arguably the most influential rapper in the world. In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and "Rapper's Delight," hip hop and rap have become a billion-dollar worldwide phenomenon. Yet there is no definitive history of the genre-until now. Based on Chuck's long-running show on Rapstation.com, this massive compendium details the most iconic moments and influential songs in the genre's recorded history, from Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin'" to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Kendrick Lamar's ground-breaking verse on "Control." Also included are key events in hip hop history, from Grandmaster Flash's first scratch through Tupac's holographic appearance at Coachella. Throughout, Chuck offers his insider's perspective on the chart toppers and show stoppers as he lived it. Illustrating the pages are more than 100 portraits from the talented artists specializing in hip hop.

Contact High

Contact High Book
Author : Vikki Tobak
Publisher : Clarkson Potter
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0525573887
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers told through their most intimate diaries--their contact sheets. Featuring rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots alongside interviews and essays from industry legends, Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop takes readers on a chronological journey from old-school to alternative hip-hop and from analog to digital photography. The ultimate companion for music and photography enthusiasts, Contact High is the definitive history of hip-hop's early days, celebrating the artists that shaped the iconic album covers, t-shirts and posters beloved by hip-hop fans today. With essays from BILL ADLER, RHEA L. COMBS, FAB 5 FREDDY, MICHAEL GONZALES, YOUNG GURU, DJ PREMIER, and RZA

Hip Hop Alphabet

Hip Hop Alphabet Book
Author : Howie Abrams
Publisher : Permuted Press
Release : 2019-04-23
ISBN : 1682618668
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Yo Gabba Gabba! meets Yo! MTV Raps in this lively and educational book for young children learning the alphabet—and their hip-hop–loving parents. Take a wondrous alphabetical journey through the glorious history of hip-hop in this kid-friendly introduction to the music that defined a generation. Featuring clever rhymes and graffiti-style drawings by legendary artist Mr. Kaves, Hip-Hop Alphabet uses the twenty-six letters of the alphabet to educate kids about classic icons (LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, and Jay-Z), as well as essential elements of the music and culture (DJs, microphones, and turntables). Learn the ABCs with a beat!

God Save the Queens

God Save the Queens Book
Author : Kathy Iandoli
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-10-22
ISBN : 0062878522
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The New Hip Hop Rhyming Dictionary

The New Hip Hop Rhyming Dictionary Book
Author : Gio Williams
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2019-01-14
ISBN : 9781793967213
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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