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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 - 672 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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I Am Hip-Hop: Conversations on the Music and Culture

Andrew J. Rausch - Music - 2011 - 230 pages
"What is Hip-Hop?" In order to answer this question, author Andrew J. Rausch interviewed 24 individuals whose creative expressions are intimately associated with the world of ...
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Hip Hop, Inc.: Success Strategies of the Rap Moguls

Richard Oliver, Tim Leffel - Music - 2009 - 256 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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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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Somebody Scream!: Rap Music's Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black ...

Marcus Reeves - Music - 2009 - 336 pages
For many African Americans of a certain demographic the sixties and seventies were the golden age of political movements. The Civil Rights movement segued into the Black Power ...
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The Men Behind Def Jam: The Radical Rise of Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin

Ogg, Alex - Music - 2009 - 272 pages
Having introduced the world to LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, DMX, and Jay-Z, the label formed by hustler-incarnate Russell Simmons and A & R maverick Rick Rubin ...
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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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The Periodic Table of HIP HOP

Neil Kulkarni - Music - 2015 - 160 pages
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The Notorious B.I.G.: A Biography

Holly Lang - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 115 pages
Recounts the life of rap artist Biggie Smalls (a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G.), detailing his rise to superstardom, his friendships and feuds with Tupac Shaku and Suge Knight, and his ...
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