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- St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture byCall Number: Online (Cornell Users Only)This encyclopedia examines the history and contributions of hip hop to American and global culture, including the music, dance, and visual arts that are its artistic expressions. Entries also examine hip hop's influence in other arenas such as fashion, film, and poetry; its impact on education, politics, social activism, racial and ethnic identity, and globalization; and its many contributions to American, urban, black, and Latino cultures.
- All Music Guide to Hip Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip Hop byCall Number: Music Library ML156.4.R27 A45x 2003Presents reviews and ratings of over 3,100 albums by nearly 1,200 rap and hip-hop artists, and includes brief biographical profiles of the musicians, as well as recording dates and labels.
- Encyclopedia of Rap and Hip Hop Culture byCall Number: Music Library ML102.R27 B96 2006Hip Hop music is comprised of several art forms: 1) MC-ing or rapping 2)B-boying or breakdancing 3)Deejaying (music) and 4) Graffiti art (visual art). This encyclopedia examines all four elements of Hip Hop Culture, providing students, scholars, and music fans with a complete history of the thirty-year music genre.
- The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed byCall Number: Kroch Library Rare & Manuscripts (Non-Circulating)This book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap as a genre became recognized as part of music's 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 and safety, to 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 takes an in-depth look at the last thirty-five years of the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation.