Hip Hop Decoded: From Its Ancient Origin to Its Modern Day Matrix

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MOME Publishing Inc., 2005 - Music - 269 pages
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Hip Hop - you already know the history, now uncover the mystery. Warning! This book is not for everyone. If you feel that there's nothing wrong with the current state of Hip Hop, then this book is not for you. If you feel that gangsta rap, pimpin hos, violence, drugs, thug activity, and half naked women in videos have elevated Hip Hop as an art form; then this book is definitely not for you. If, on the other hand, you feel that listening to the same songs over and over on the radio that are laced with negative lyrics, watching soft porn or graphically violent videos, while reading the watered down Hip Hop magazines that endorse this way of life has shaped the minds of our youth, and are collectively being used as part of a mind control operation to mentally and spiritually enslave our future generations; then welcome to... "Hip Hop Decoded:" From Its Ancient Origin to Its Modern Day Matrix.
 

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Profound! Never has there been a book that has connected the art of Hip Hop with its true origin. This brother is not only Bright and articulate he is factual and exact. Great piece of work. Well done Brother. Jayde Steele

Contents

Matrix Intro
1
The Hip Hop Fast Ritual
5
Enter the Matrix
9
Agents of the Matrix
23
Earth Air Water Fire Hip Hop Episode I
27
The Land Before Rhyme Episode II
35
When the Gods Ruled Hip Hop Episode III
41
The HERC Gene
49
Love Hip Hop But I Hate Sht Hop
131
Radio Wars
135
The Dangers of Hip Hop Videos
139
Who Wants to Be Like Mike?
145
How Important Is Image?
151
The New King of New York
157
Thuglife to the Life of a Thug
165
Every Hero Needs a Villian
169

The Game of Hip Hop Is Like the Game of Chess
53
The Hip Hop X Files
59
A New York Rhyme Story
69
White Men Cant Rap
75
We Be Like Roaches
81
The Theys Part 1
87
LA Confidential
95
Rhyme Space
103
The Day Real Hip Hop Saved My Life
111
TheTheysPart2
117
Hiphopcalypse Now
125
What If
173
The Theys Part 3
179
Escape the Matrix of Hip Hop
191
Hip Hop Revolutions
199
The Science of the Chosen Ones
207
The Making of the Matrix of Hip Hop
215
Conclusion
255
Bonus Chapter 1 Hurricane Katrina Pan 1
259
Bonus Chapter 2 Hurricane Katrina Decoded
263
Copyright

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The Black Dot Writer, Author, Poet, Emcee Age: 38 Birthplace: Bronx, New York Email: blackdot16@matrixofhiphop.com Born and raised on the streets of the Bronx, The Black Dot has been fortunate enough to witness the birth of Hip Hop. At an early age, he was initiated into the art form and has been a practitioner ever since. He released his first album in 1988, under the infamous B-Boy Records label as the lead Emcee of the rap group, Tall, Dark, and Handsome. In 1994, as a member of the underground rap group the Lethahedz, he released an independent EP called, A & R Killers, Da Hip Hop Play, which uncovered many of the injustices that are still relevant in the industry today. He also toured the world as the hype man for Tim Dog, a Bronx legend in Hip Hop. Today, The Black Dot does lectures on the science of Hip Hop at universities, bookstores, and street corners. He is a contributing writer of 4 Korners, an underground Hip Hop newspaper in New York City, and is currently working on his next book.

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