The Rap Year Book

The Rap Year Book

The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed

Book - 2015
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This book "takes readers from 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present, with Shea Serrano ... discussing, debating, and deconstructing the most important rap song year by year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music--from artists' backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players--both personal and professional"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York, NY : Abrams Image, 2015
ISBN: 9781419718182
1419718185
Branch Call Number: 782.4216 Serr
Characteristics: 239 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Rap yearbook

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daniosun
Nov 08, 2017

So good. Made this an interactive read by listening to each of the songs as I followed the style maps. Shea's writing is engaging; he uses humor, drops facts (and opinions), telling you everything about rap that you never knew you needed to know. Arturo's illustrations are dope, and really rounded off this book.

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