Old School Rap and Hip-hop
Chris Woodstra, John Bush, Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Hal Leonard Corporation, 2008 - Music - 166 pages
(Reference). With more than 500 reviews plus artist bios and the true tales of the birth of the art form, this is without a doubt the one book every hip-hop fan and would-be rapper needs.
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THE ROOTS OF RAP
DIGGING IN THE CRATES
ALBUMS THAT CAPTURED A YEAR
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