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Some great books to read (Hip-Hop Related)
#1
So I was thinking about downloading some eBooks to put on my iPhone. Anyone know of any good ones? Along the lines of

Life and Def: Russell Simmons
Ruthless: Jerry Heller
Dancing with the Devil: Mark Curry
Have Gun Will Travel: The Spectacular Rise and Violent Fall of Death Row Records

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#2
im drawing blanks man.  :-[  i got no recommendations
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#3
"Dancing with the Devil"....by Mark Curry (Story about Bad Boy Records)

^^ that looks like a good read, I'm interested in getting all these type of books
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#4
have you read this:
http://www.amazon.com/How-Rap-Art-Scienc...222&sr=8-1

It seems to get good reviews..
i bought it though and read around a quarter of it and thought it was ok.. Not a book that i got hooked into.. but then again I get quite easily bored of alot of books...
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#5
(04-06-2011, 06:56 AM)yanthrax link Wrote:have you read this:
http://www.amazon.com/How-Rap-Art-Scienc...222&sr=8-1

It seems to get good reviews..
i bought it though and read around a quarter of it and thought it was ok.. Not a book that i got hooked into.. but then again I get quite easily bored of alot of books...

nah but looks good, I wanna read this one though

Have Gun Will Travel: The Spectacular Rise and Violent Fall of Death Row Records
http://www.amazon.com/Have-Gun-Will-Trav...0385491352
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#6
List Of Hip Hop/Rap Related Books

Title: Ego Trip’s Book Of Rap Lists
Subject: General Hip Hop/Rap Related Information
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Description: Ego Trip’s Book Of Rap Lists is a must have for any rap aficionado. It’s a wealth of information and is brain food for any hip hopper. It’s as funny as it is informative and is jam packed with history and is a definite compulsatory read.

Title: Got Your Back: Protecting Tupac In The World Of Gangsta Rap
Subject: 2Pac
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Description: Only Frank Alexander, Tupac’s bodyguard during the last year of his life, knows the real story. Got Your Back details the exploits of one of the most famous rappers of all time. The drugs, the women, the violence, the money–all provided fuel to the fire that was Tupac’s life. As his two platinum-selling, posthumously-released albums prove, Tupac lives on through his music. Complete with an additional chapter of exclusive interview material with Tupac’s mother, Afeni, Got Your Back provides an insider’s view of a life gone awry.

Title: LAbyrinth
Subject: 2Pac & Biggie Smalls Murders
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Description: Using the dramatic murders of two of rap’s biggest stars, Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, and the resulting labyrinthine investigation by Los Angeles Police Department detective Russell Poole, journalist Sullivan presents a complex and searing portrait of corruption, racial politics, and a police department gone wildly out of control.

Title: Suge Knight: The Rise, Fall, & Rise Of Death Row Records
Subject: Suge Knight & Death Row
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Description: Author Jake Brown has woven a tale of intense drama that paved the way for some of the world’s biggest stars, including: Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. The Suge Knight and Death Row Story details the visionary entrepreneur’s life story, encompassing his meteoric rise to the top of the charts after partnering with Dre to found Death Row Records. It tells you where Suge intends to take Hip Hop in the new millennium and features insightful interviews with business associates, family members and artists who speak candidly about his life.

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#7
Props aaron 
not hiphop related but i heard the girl with the dragon tatoo is really good.  bout 800 pages though and they made movies of the triology and hollywoods gonna destroy it with a remake/reboot lol
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#8
http://www.fileserve.com/file/F8zrMzk

How to Rap: The Art and Science of Hip-Hop.pdf
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#9
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3O1EHFCI

Russell Simmons - Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, + God
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 inner-city New York had even heard of hip-hop, Simmons saw the seeds of a global force that would change the way people talk, dress, listen to music, and choose the heroes they hang on their walls. Today, he oversees a sprawling, multimillion-dollar empire of culture-defining businesses in everything from music to fashion, advertising to film, and media to visual art. At the same time he's broadened his interests and influence and pushed hip-hop to new plateaus of power and relevance. Life and Def is a one-of-a-kind tale that interweaves the remarkable journey of Russell Simmons with the story of the culture he's transformed and been transformed by.

Russell Simmons - Do You!: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success
Since rising out of the New York City streets over twenty-five years ago, Russell Simmons has helped create such groundbreaking ventures as Def Jam Records, Phat Farm, and Def Comedy Jam. Russell might have helped introduce hip-hop to the world, but he credits his success to his belief in a strong set of principles—or laws. In twelve straightforward steps, Russell reveals a path that can be followed by anyone struggling to realize their dreams.Russell's laws stem from the belief that it's impossible to receive any sort of lasting success from the world without giving something of lasting value to the world first. Blending business insight, universal spiritual truths, and an inspired sense of purpose, Do You! crosses the lines of age, race, and background, with wisdom that will lift you up and motivate you to pursue your vision.
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#10
Hey Aaron,
Don't know if you've heard of RZA's book: The Tao of wu.
I read that and though it was pretty good.. It's not entirely about hip hop though.. it has some spiritual and philosophy aspect to it. Worth the read if you're looking for something..
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