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The rap year book : the most important rap song from every year since 1979, discussed, debated, and deconstructed / by Shea Serrano ; foreword by Ice-T ; illustrated by Arturo Torres.

Serrano, Shea. (Author). Torres, Arturo. (Author of introduction, etc.). Ice-T (Musician) (Author of introduction, etc.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Stan Getz Library ML3531.S47 R37 2015 37684001103530 Leisure Reading Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419718185
  • ISBN: 9781419718182
  • Physical Description: 239 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Abrams Image, 2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-232) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1979 : "Rapper's delight" / The Sugarhill Gang -- 1980 : "The breaks" / Kurtis Blow -- 1981 : "Jazzy sensation" / Afrika Bambaataa and the Jazzy Five -- 1982 : "The message" / Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five -- 1983 : "Sucker M.C.'s" / Run-DMC -- 1984 : "Friends" / Whodini -- 1985 : "La Di Da Di" / Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick -- 1986 : "6 in the mornin'" / Ice-T -- 1987 : "Paid in full" / Eric B. and Rakim -- 1988 : "Straight outta Compton" / N.W.A -- 1989 : "Fight the power" / Public Enemy -- 1990 : "Bonita Applebum" / A Tribe Called Quest -- 1991 : "Mind playing tricks on me" / Geto Boys -- 1992 : "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" / Dr. Dre, featuring Snoop Dogg -- 1993 : "C.R.E.A.M." / Wu-Tang Clan -- 1994 : "Juicy" / The Notorious B.I.G. -- 1995 : "Dear Mama" / Tupac -- 1996 : "California love" / Tupac, featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman -- 1997 : "Can't nobody hold me down" / Puff Daddy, featuring Mase -- 1998 : "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" / DMX -- 1999 : "My name is" / Eminem -- 2000 : "Big pimpin'" / Jay Z, featuring UGK -- 2001 : "Takeover" vs. "Ether" / Jay Z vs. Nas -- 2002 : "Grindin'" / The Clipse -- 2003 : "In Da Club" / 50 Cent -- 2004 : "Still tippin'" / Mike Jones, featuring Slim Thug and Paul Wall -- 2005 : "Gold digger" / Kanye West, featuring Jamie Foxx -- 2006 : "Hustlin'" / Rick Ross -- 2007 : "International players anthem" / UGK, featuring Outkast -- 2008 : "A Milli" / Lil Wayne -- 2009 : "Best I ever had" / Drake -- 2010 : "Monster" / Kanye West featuring Rick Ross, Jay Z, Bon Iver, and Nicki Minaj -- 2011 : "Niggas in Paris" / Jay Z and Kanye West -- 2012 : "Same love" / Macklemore and Ryan Lewis -- 2013 : "Control" / Big Sean, featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica -- 2014 : "Lifestyle" / Rich Gang, featuring Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan.
1979 : "Rapper's delight" (The Sugarhill Gang) -- 1980 : "The breaks" (Kurtis Blow) -- 1981 : "Jazzy sensation" (Afrika Bambaataa and the Jazzy Five) -- 1982 : "The message" (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five) -- 1983 : "Sucker M.C.'s" (Run-DMC) -- 1984 : "Friends" (Whodini) -- 1985 : "La Di Da Di" (Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick) -- 1986 : "6 in the mornin'" (Ice-T) -- 1987 : "Paid in full" (Eric B. and Rakim) -- 1988 : "Straight outta Compton" (N.W.A) -- 1989 : "Fight the power" (Public Enemy) -- 1990 : "Bonita Applebum" (A Tribe Called Quest) -- 1991 : "Mind playing tricks on me" (Geto Boys) -- 1992 : "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" (Dr. Dre, featuring Snoop Dogg) -- 1993 : "C.R.E.A.M." (Wu-Tang Clan) -- 1994 : "Juicy" (The Notorious B.I.G.) -- 1995 : "Dear Mama" (Tupac) -- 1996 : "California love" (Tupac, featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman) -- 1997 : "Can't nobody hold me down" (Puff Daddy, featuring Mase) -- 1998 : "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" (DMX) -- 1999 : "My name is" (Eminem) -- 2000 : "Big pimpin'" (Jay Z, featuring UGK) -- 2001 : "Takeover" vs. "Ether" (Jay Z vs. Nas) -- 2002 : "Grindin'" (The Clipse) -- 2003 : "In Da Club" (50 Cent) -- 2004 : "Still tippin'" (Mike Jones, featuring Slim Thug and Paul Wall) -- 2005 : "Gold digger" (Kanye West, featuring Jamie Foxx) -- 2006 : "Hustlin'" (Rick Ross) -- 2007 : "International players anthem" (UGK, featuring Outkast) -- 2008 : "A Milli" (Lil Wayne) -- 2009 : "Best I ever had" (Drake) -- 2010 : "Monster" (Kanye West, featuring Rick Ross, Jay Z, Bon Iver, and Nicki Minaj) -- 2011 : "Niggas in Paris" (Jay Z and Kanye West) -- 2012 : "Same love" (Macklemore and Ryan Lewis) -- 2013 : "Control" (Big Sean, featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica) -- 2014 : "Lifestyle" (Rich Gang, featuring Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan).
Summary, etc.:
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.
"The Rap Year Book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical 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, 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 is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation. Complete with infographics, lyric maps, hilarious and informative footnotes, portraits of the artists, and short essays by other prominent music writers, The Rap Year Book is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Rap (Music) > History and criticism.
Rap musicians > United States > Criticism and interpretation.
Rap musicians > United States > Caricatures and cartoons.
Popular music > United States > History and criticism.
African Americans > Music > History and criticism.

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