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Raising Hell

Ronin Ro - Music - 2009 - 352 pages
The year is 1978. Saturday Night Fever is breaking box office records. All over America kids are racing home to watch Dance Fever, Michael Jackson is poised to become the next ...
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The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop

Dan Charnas - Music - 2011 - 688 pages
The Big Payback takes readers from the first $15 made by a "rapping DJ" in 1970s New York to the multi-million-dollar sales of the Phat Farm and Roc-a-Wear clothing companies ...
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The Men Behind Def Jam: The Radical Rise Of Russell Simmons And Rick Rubin

Alex Ogg - Music - 2009 - 272 pages
If hip hop is now the heartbeat of American culture, you can locate much of that pulse within the grooves of the Def Jam catalogue. Having introduced the world to LL Cool J ...
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Hip Hop, Inc.: Success Strategies of the Rap Moguls

Richard Oliver, Tim Leffel - Music - 2009 - 209 pages
At the heart of hip-hop—the most vigorous, electric development in the music world since the advent of punk rock—are its brilliant entrepreneurs. Some have demonstrated ...
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Hip Hop America

Nelson George - Social Science - 2005 - 256 pages
Now with a new introduction by the author, Hip Hop America is the definitive account of the society-altering collision between black youth culture and the mass media.
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Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, and God

Russell Simmons - Music - 2001
Russell Simmons, the original and eternal hip-hop mogul, is one of the most innovative and influential figures in modern American business and culture. When no one outside of ...
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The Story of Def Jam

Brian Baughan - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2014 - 64 pages
When it was founded in 1984, Def Jam was a tiny operation nestled in the college dorm room of Rick Rubin. He and promoter Russell Simmons quickly built a music empire around a ...
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Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies

Brian Coleman - Music - 2009 - 528 pages
A Tribe Called Quest • Beastie Boys • De La Soul • Eric B. & Rakim • The Fugees • KRS-One • Pete Rock & CL Smooth • Public Enemy • The Roots • Run-DMC • Wu-Tang Clan • and ...
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Is Hip Hop Dead?: The Past, Present, and Future of America's Most Wanted Music

Mickey Hess - Music - 2007 - 196 pages
Examines the ongoing dialogue in the hip hop world surrounding issues of culture versus commercialism, and rhyme skills versus record sales.
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Beastie Boys: A Musical Biography: A Musical Biography

Jonathan A. Zwickel - Music - 2011 - 154 pages
Ever since they hit the big time with their 1986 rock/rap debut Licensed to Ill, the first rap album to reach #1 on the Billboard 200, the Beastie Boys have been a cultural ...
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