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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 : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 9781548602918
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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

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

Hip Hop and other things

Hip Hop  and other things  Book
Author : Shea Serrano
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2021-10-26
ISBN : 1529388481
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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HIP-HOP (AND OTHER THINGS) is about, as it were, rap, but also some other things. It's a smart, fun, funny, insightful book that spends the entirety of its time celebrating what has become the most dominant form of music over the past two and a half decades. From Tupac to Jay Z, Missy Elliott to Drake, you'll find pretty much all of the big names among these pages - as well as a bunch of the smaller names, too. There's art from acclaimed illustrator Arturo Torres, there are infographics and footnotes; there's all kinds of stuff in there. Some of the chapters are serious, and some of the chapters are silly, and some of the chapters are a combination of both things. All of them, though, are treated with the care and respect that they deserve.

Basketball and Other Things

Basketball  and Other Things  Book
Author : Shea Serrano
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
Release : 2017-10-10
ISBN : 9781419726477
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Thirty-three chapters, each chapter a different basketball question that needs to be answered. Some of them are obviously crucial ... and some of them are secretly crucial. But all of them are approached in ways that ([the author] hope[s] you think) are smart and fun and nuanced"--Back cover.

The New Hip Hop Rhyming Dictionary

The New Hip Hop Rhyming Dictionary Book
Author : Gio Williams
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-05-02
ISBN : 9781541211469
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 tolearn 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 classicoriginal, 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 rhymeschemes 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 more**A homonym dictionary for shrewd lyrical stylingThe New Hip-Hop Rhyming Dictionary gives you a way to transition from a rap imitator intoa fresh, new voice in the field. Skill building has never been easier.See you at the Grammys!Tags:The Rap Year Book, How to rap,black privilege, gucci mane book ,Gucci ManeThe Rap Year Book, How to rap,book of rhymes,The Complete Rhyming Dictionary,Shea Serrano

Basketball and Other Things

Basketball  and Other Things  Book
Author : Shea Serrano
Publisher : Abrams Image
Release : 2020-04-07
ISBN : 9781419743191
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A hardcover edition featuring new content for fans of the #1 New York Times bestseller Any fan of Shea Serrano's unconventional, hilarious, and insightful writing will want to add this hardcover edition of his wildly popular Basketball (and Other Things) to their collection. The book will feature a new cover and two new chapters as well as removable art that showcases Serrano's trademark creativity and Arturo Torres's inimitable illustration style. First released as a paperback in 2017, the book went on to become a #1 New York Times bestseller. This edition will be a keepsake for Serrano fans and basketball fans alike.

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.

A Time for Friends

A Time for Friends Book
Author : Eldonna L. Evertts
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1973
ISBN : 9780030708909
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.

Popular Music in the Classroom

Popular Music in the Classroom Book
Author : David Whitt
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2020-06-04
ISBN : 1476638896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Popular music has long been a subject of academic inquiry, with college courses taught on Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and the Beatles, along with more contemporary artists like Beyonce and Outkast. This collection of essays draws upon the knowledge and expertise of instructors from a variety of disciplines who have taught classes on popular music. Topics include: the analysis of music genres such as American folk, Latin American protest music, and Black music; exploring the musical catalog and socio-cultural relevance of specific artists; and discussing how popular music can be used to teach subjects such as history, identity, race, gender, and politics. Instructional strategies for educators are provided.

The Power of Music

The Power of Music Book
Author : Michael L. Brown
Publisher : Charisma Media
Release : 2019-01-08
ISBN : 1629995967
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Music can either Connect You to God or Drive You to the Devil. God created the human race to enjoy music and to make music, and through music the world has been dramatically changed—for good and for evil. In this fascinating book Michael L. Brown takes the reader on a journey through the history of music—from classical to rock and from hip-hop to gospel—showing just how transformative music has been and how much God wants to use it to change the world again. Brown contends that it is time for all Christians to make a concerted effort to recover the potential of anointed music and song—in our assemblies and in society, in our services and on the streets, in studios and in schools. The counterculture revolution of the 1960s only succeeded with the help of satanically inspired music and mind-altering drugs. Could it be that today’s Jesus revolution can only succeed with the help of Spirit-inspired music and a life-altering encounter with God? What else will produce the necessary change in our perspective? After reading this book, believers will never again listen to music the same! They will finally understand its power and divine origin, but more importantly they will know how God wants to use it to usher in a global outpouring that will change the world forever. 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.​ “This book will stir up musicians, artists, and worshippers everywhere to dive deeper into an appreciation and adoration of the One Himself who created sounds, songs, and melodies!” —BECKAH SHAE, Dove Award-Nominated Singer/Songwriter “Musicians and non-musicians alike will be inspired by the powerful ways God intends to use music in today’s end-time drama.” —BOB SORGE, Author of Exploring Worship: A Practical Guide to Praise and Worship “Dr. Brown has written a must-read for all musicians, singers, and songwriters who desire to harness the power of music to glorify Jesus, change the atmosphere, and release heaven’s sound on the earth.” —KELANIE GLOECKLER, Worship Leader and Songwriter, Executive Director of Access Worship International

Hip Hop

Hip Hop Book
Author : Vanessa Oswald
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release : 2018-12-15
ISBN : 1534565159
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Listen to Rap  Exploring a Musical Genre Book
Author : Anthony J. Fonseca
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2019-09-30
ISBN : 1440865671
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Rap Dad

Rap Dad Book
Author : Juan Vidal
Publisher : Atria Books
Release : 2020-03-17
ISBN : 1501169408
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This timely reflection on male identity in America that explores the intersection of fatherhood, race, and hip-hop culture “is a page-turner…drenched in history and encompasses the energy, fire, and passion that is hip-hop” (D. Watkins, New York Times bestselling author). Just as his music career was taking off, Juan Vidal received life-changing news: he’d soon be a father. Throughout his life, neglectful men were the norm—his own dad struggled with drug addiction and infidelity—a cycle that, inevitably, wrought Vidal with insecurity. At age twenty-six, with barely a grip on life, what lessons could he possibly offer a kid? Determined to alter the course for his child, Vidal did what he’d always done when confronted with life’s challenges—he turned to the counterculture. In Rap Dad, the musician-turned-journalist takes a thoughtful and inventive approach to exploring identity and examining how today’s society views fatherhood. To root out the source of his fears around parenting, Vidal revisits the flash points of his juvenescence, a feat that transports him, a first-generation American born to Colombian parents, back to the drug-fueled streets of 1980s–90s Miami. It’s during those pivotal years that he’s drawn to skateboarding, graffiti, and the music of rebellion: hip-hop. As he looks to the past for answers, he infuses his personal story with rap lyrics and interviews with some of pop culture’s most compelling voices—plenty of whom have proven to be some of society’s best, albeit nontraditional, dads. Along the way, Vidal confronts the unfair stereotypes that taint urban men—especially Black and Latino men. “A heartfelt examination of the damage that wayward fathers can leave in their wake” (The Washington Post), Rap Dad is “rich with symbolism…a poetic chronicle of beats, rhymes, and life” (NPR).

Free Sample THE MEGA YEARBOOK 2018

 Free Sample  THE MEGA YEARBOOK 2018 Book
Author : Disha Experts
Publisher : Disha Publications
Release : 2017-12-22
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The world is changing fast. It is imperative for aspirants of every competitive exam to keep themselves updated with the latest happenings and the causes and effects pertaining to these happenings. The aspirants must be aware of the fundamental structure/ tenets of our country that define the social, political and economic past, present and the future. Only these fundamentals build a foundation for larger self-improvement goals and the understanding of the global world. Disha's Mega Yearbook 2018, a thoroughly revised, reorganised, updated and ENLARGED 3rd edition, presents a comprehensive study of all the sections that are covered under the subject of General Knowledge. The Mega Yearbook 2018, the most authoritative and high-quality reference material book on all subjects – Current Affairs and General Knowledge – has specially been designed to cater to aspirants of various competitive exams like Civil services, Banks, Railways, UPSC and PSC exams and Quiz Competitions across the country. Given the latest exams structure, the book has been designed in a way that it will help aspirants get an insight into the recent developments and the types of questions asked therein. The Mega Yearbook 2018 has been divided into 2 inclusive parts: Part A - Current Affairs; Part B - General Knowledge. Current Affairs consists of: • Articles on issues India and the world grappling with, • India/ World Timeline, • People, Events, Ideas and Issues that left their mark in 2017, • India/ World at a Glance: Social-Economic-Political (Infographics), • Special coverage on Indian Economy, Union Budget 2017–18, Economic Survey, GST and Effects of Demonetization, • Global Economic Outlook, Bills & Acts, Policies & Schemes, • SWOT ANALYSIS -Indian Economic, Political & Social Climate, • India/ World’s Who's Who, Emerging Trends, Books & Authors, Causes & Effects, Game Changers, Quote & Unquote, Mysteries solved/ unsolved, Popular Terms, Important Appointments, Awards & Honours, Obituaries, Top 20, Coming up 2018 and many more. General Knowledge covers: • India/ World Panorama • Geography, History, Polity, Economy, Business, General Science, Technology, Ecology and Environment • People forever • Art & Culture, Sports, Healthcare, Communication, News & Media, Education & Career, IT & Computers • English Language, etc. The Mega Yearbook 2018 procures key information from the most credible sources from India as well as from abroad in a concise and easy-to-understand manner to help cover maximum material within a limited space. The book is a Ready Reckoner which will prove to be the cutting edge for the aspirants in cracking a competitive exam. The material has been given in bulleted points wherever necessary to make the content easy to grasp. The book has ample tabular charts, mind maps, graphic illustrations which further makes the learning process flexible and interesting. Hope the book will prove to be a milestone for the aspirants and they will be able to make it to the next exam they are aspiring for. The book also provides 52 WEEKLY Current Affairs Update ebook and eTests, which will keep you updated for the whole of 2018.

THE MEGA YEARBOOK 2018 Current Affairs General Knowledge for Competitive Exams with 52 Monthly ebook Updates eTests 3rd Edition

THE MEGA YEARBOOK 2018   Current Affairs   General Knowledge for Competitive Exams with 52 Monthly ebook Updates   eTests   3rd Edition Book
Author : Disha Experts
Publisher : Disha Publications
Release : 2017-12-25
ISBN : 9387421228
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The world is changing fast. It is imperative for aspirants of every competitive exam to keep themselves updated with the latest happenings and the causes and effects pertaining to these happenings. The aspirants must be aware of the fundamental structure/ tenets of our country that define the social, political and economic past, present and the future. Only these fundamentals build a foundation for larger self-improvement goals and the understanding of the global world. Disha's Mega Yearbook 2018, a thoroughly revised, reorganised, updated and ENLARGED 3rd edition, presents a comprehensive study of all the sections that are covered under the subject of General Knowledge. The Mega Yearbook 2018, the most authoritative and high-quality reference material book on all subjects – Current Affairs and General Knowledge – has specially been designed to cater to aspirants of various competitive exams like Civil services, Banks, Railways, UPSC and PSC exams and Quiz Competitions across the country. Given the latest exams structure, the book has been designed in a way that it will help aspirants get an insight into the recent developments and the types of questions asked therein. The Mega Yearbook 2018 has been divided into 2 inclusive parts: Part A - Current Affairs; Part B - General Knowledge. Current Affairs consists of: • Articles on issues India and the world grappling with, • India/ World Timeline, • People, Events, Ideas and Issues that left their mark in 2017, • India/ World at a Glance: Social-Economic-Political (Infographics), • Special coverage on Indian Economy, Union Budget 2017–18, Economic Survey, GST and Effects of Demonetization, • Global Economic Outlook, Bills & Acts, Policies & Schemes, • SWOT ANALYSIS -Indian Economic, Political & Social Climate, • India/ World’s Who's Who, Emerging Trends, Books & Authors, Causes & Effects, Game Changers, Quote & Unquote, Mysteries solved/ unsolved, Popular Terms, Important Appointments, Awards & Honours, Obituaries, Top 20, Coming up 2018 and many more. General Knowledge covers: • India/ World Panorama • Geography, History, Polity, Economy, Business, General Science, Technology, Ecology and Environment • People forever • Art & Culture, Sports, Healthcare, Communication, News & Media, Education & Career, IT & Computers • English Language, etc. The Mega Yearbook 2018 procures key information from the most credible sources from India as well as from abroad in a concise and easy-to-understand manner to help cover maximum material within a limited space. The book is a Ready Reckoner which will prove to be the cutting edge for the aspirants in cracking a competitive exam. The material has been given in bulleted points wherever necessary to make the content easy to grasp. The book has ample tabular charts, mind maps, graphic illustrations which further makes the learning process flexible and interesting. Hope the book will prove to be a milestone for the aspirants and they will be able to make it to the next exam they are aspiring for. The book also provides 52 WEEKLY Current Affairs Update ebook and eTests, which will keep you updated for the whole of 2018.

Original Gangstas

Original Gangstas Book
Author : Ben Westhoff
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2016-09-13
ISBN : 0316344869
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Raw, authoritative, and unflinching ... An elaborately detailed, darkly surprising, definitive history of the LA gangsta rap era." -- Kirkus, starred review A monumental, revealing narrative history about the legendary group of artists at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur. Amid rising gang violence, the crack epidemic, and police brutality, a group of unlikely voices cut through the chaos of late 1980s Los Angeles: N.W.A. Led by a drug dealer, a glammed-up producer, and a high school kid, N.W.A gave voice to disenfranchised African Americans across the country. And they quickly redefined pop culture across the world. Their names remain as popular as ever -- Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube. Dre soon joined forces with Suge Knight to create the combustible Death Row Records, which in turn transformed Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur into superstars. Ben Westhoff explores how this group of artists shifted the balance of hip-hop from New York to Los Angeles. He shows how N.W.A.'s shocking success lead to rivalries between members, record labels, and eventually a war between East Coast and West Coast factions. In the process, hip-hop burst into mainstream America at a time of immense social change, and became the most dominant musical movement of the last thirty years. At gangsta rap's peak, two of its biggest names -- Tupac and Biggie Smalls -- were murdered, leaving the surviving artists to forge peace before the genre annihilated itself. Featuring extensive investigative reporting, interviews with the principal players, and dozens of never-before-told stories, Original Gangstas is a groundbreaking addition to the history of popular music.

Hachette Childrens Yearbook and Infopedia 2018

Hachette Childrens Yearbook and Infopedia 2018 Book
Author : Inhouse
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2017-10-31
ISBN : 935195207X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It’s a fact-finder, it’s an almanac, it’s a G.K. book, it’s a compendium of must-know topics. Yes, it’s indispensable for every student who wants to know what in the world is going on. The Hachette Children’s Yearbook & Infopedia 2018 is a ready reference book that’s jam-packed with interesting and essential information, making it the perfect tool for homework and projects for every student. All About India, Current Affairs, Inside the Earth, Out There in Space, Climate Change, History Timelines, Countries of the World, Must-watch Movies, Tech Updates, Sports Spotlights, Top Newsmakers, and much, much more.

Interpreting the Synthesizer

Interpreting the Synthesizer Book
Author : Nick Wilson
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2020-09-03
ISBN : 1527559114
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume examines the synthesizer’s significance for music and culture, with a range of contributors providing historical, musicological, practical and theoretical perspectives. The synthesizer as an instrument has evolved rapidly over the last 50 years, conveying different meanings in musical culture at various times in its history. For example, post-punk and new wave acts used synths to signify their embrace of futurism and modernity. Earlier psychedelic bands used the instrument to sonically represent mind expansion while prog acts signposted their lineage to the classical avant-garde. Techno artists used synths to escape the strictures of acoustic music in parallel with rave culture’s desire for escapism from the mundanity of daily existence. It is now seemingly ubiquitous in modern pop music production.

The Motherlode

The Motherlode Book
Author : Clover Hope
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2021-02-02
ISBN : 1683358058
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An illustrated highlight reel of more than 100 women in rap who have helped shape the genre and eschewed gender norms in the process The Motherlode highlights more than 100 women who have shaped the power, scope, and reach of rap music, including pioneers like Roxanne Shanté, game changers like Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliott, and current reigning queens like Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and Lizzo—as well as everyone who came before, after, and in between. Some of these women were respected but not widely celebrated. Some are impossible not to know. Some of these women have stood on their own; others were forced into templates, compelled to stand beside men in big rap crews. Some have been trapped in a strange critical space between respected MC and object. They are characters, caricatures, lyricists, at times both feminine and explicit. This book profiles each of these women, their musical and career breakthroughs, and the ways in which they each helped change the culture of rap.