Chuck D: Lyrics of a Rap Revolutionary, Volume 1

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Office Da Books, Apr 30, 2007 - Music - 416 pages
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Lyrics of a Rap Revolutionary is the stories and reasons behind the rhymes, messages and songs of Public Enemy's Chuck D. Yusuf Jah takes readers on a journey through the lyrics and inspiration leading to such rap classics as Fight the Power, Don't Believe the Hype, Can't Truss It and Welcome to the Terrordome, to name but a few. The first in a series of books on the music and words of hip-hop, told by the masters themselves.

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This is an entertaining read as well as informative... especially if your a PE fan. Read full review

Contents

Youre Gonna Get Yours
5
Miuzi Weighs a Ton
13
Timebomb
19
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Chuck D, one of the pioneers of Rap music, is the founder and lead rapper for Public Enemy, which has a fan base of over twenty million people. Aside from his work with the "Rock the Vote" campaign, for which he was honored with the Patrick Lippert Humanitarian Award, he recently signed on as a reporter for the Fox News Channel. He also acted in his first film, "An Alan Smithee Film--Burn, Hollywood, Burn." A new Public Enemy album was released in late 1997.
Yusuf Jah is the author of Uprising: Crips and Bloods Tell the Story of America's Youth in Crossfire. He has also written two other books relating to the Black community and has lectured in colleges across the country.

Jah is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

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