The Rap Year Book

Author: Shea Serrano
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1613128193
Size: 19,91 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 144

New York Times Bestseller - Washington Post Bestseller - Pitchfork Book Club selection 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.

Basketball And Other Things

Author: Shea Serrano
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1683350936
Size: 11,33 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 131

#1 New York Times bestseller Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents readers with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn’t even know they needed, from the classic (How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). With incredible art from Arturo Torres, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball’s greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.

Movies And Other Things

Author: Shea Serrano
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1538730200
Size: 12,12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 612

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "It's like a textbook gone right; your mind couldn't wander if it tried." --New York Times Shea Serrano is back, and his new book, Movies (And Other Things), combines the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria table, and the sheer power of a Denzel monologue, all into one. Featuring exclusive bonus chapters, including "When Was Hans Gruber's Subtlety the Most Threatening?" and "Which Trip Turned Out the Worst for Tom Hanks?" Movies (And Other Things) is a book about, quite frankly, movies (and other things). One of the chapters, for example, answers which race Kevin Costner was able to white savior the best, because did you know that he white saviors Mexicans in McFarland, USA, and white saviors Native Americans in Dances with Wolves, and white saviors Black people in Black or White, and white saviors the Cleveland Browns in Draft Day? Another of the chapters, for a second example, answers what other high school movie characters would be in Regina George's circle of friends if we opened up the Mean Girls universe to include other movies (Johnny Lawrence is temporarily in, Claire from The Breakfast Club is in, Ferris Bueller is out, Isis from Bring It On is out...). Another of the chapters, for a third example, creates a special version of the Academy Awards specifically for rom-coms, the most underrated movie genre of all. And another of the chapters, for a final example, is actually a triple chapter that serves as an NBA-style draft of the very best and most memorable moments in gangster movies. Many, many things happen in Movies (And Other Things), some of which funny, others of which are sad, a few of which are insightful, and all of which are handled with the type of care and dedication to the smallest details and pockets of pop culture that only a book by Shea Serrano can provide.

The New Hip Hop Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Gio Williams
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781793967213
Size: 17,79 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 679

Learn Freestyle Rap& Songwriting in Less Than a Day: Keep the Skills for LifeEver wished your freestyle was smart, fast and impressive? Are you eager to write your first meaningful rap song?Newcomers, beginners, novices, fans and students of hip-hop: If you've always wanted to learn how to freestyle rap live and write inventive rhyme: this resource was made for you. The New Hip-Hop Rhyming Dictionary is an updated and expanded version of the classic original, and is an essential resource for rappers that want to step into next level writing.In this exciting new edition you will find: -The real roots of rap music (New York was not the beginning!)-Relevant rap styles that arose over the years-What kind of rapper you really are-The true elements of rhyme & rap song writing (couplets, bars, schemes)Including!-The 15 most potent types of rhyme-A comprehensive rhyming dictionary for exercises and skill building-A brief introduction on how to create your own flowsWith this rhyming resource, you will spend more time honing and perfecting your rhyme schemes than wading through page after page of unnecessary theory. Cut to the chase!Special features: Gold-standard examples of rhyme from the music industry's best artists, including Eminem, Nas, Tupac, Talib Kweli and moreA homonym dictionary for shrewd lyrical stylingThe New Hip-Hop Rhyming Dictionary gives you a way to transition from a rap imitator into a fresh, new voice in the field. Skill building has never been easier. See you at the Grammys!Tags: Hip Hop Rhyming Dictionary, Rap Rhyming dictionary, Freestyle Rap & Songwriting, rap rhyme book, how to rap, the rap year book, gucci mane autobiography

The Power Of Music

Author: Michael L. Brown
Editor: Charisma House
ISBN: 1629995959
Size: 18,89 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 341

This book will show you how music can either indoctrinate or educate you, spark rebellion or patriotism, and drive you to the devil or draw you closer to God.

Listen To Rap Exploring A Musical Genre

Author: Anthony J. Fonseca
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440865671
Size: 16,74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 354

Listen to Rap! Exploring s Musical Genre provides an overview of this kinetic and poetic musical genre for scholars of rap and curious novices alike. • Provides readers with a ready list of the 50 most important people and events in rap • Discusses vocal styles and musical production in depth • Quickly and efficiently characterizes rappers, crews, albums, and singles • Provides pertinent information that links rappers, producers, DJs (turntablists), and record labels • Discusses the history of rap as a series of local phenomena in the introduction

Rap Dad

Author: Juan Vidal
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501169416
Size: 15,24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 494

A timely reflection on identity in America, exploring the intersection of fatherhood, race, and hip-hop culture. Just as his music career was taking off, Juan Vidal received life-changing news: he’d soon be a father. Throughout his life, neglectful men were the rule—his own dad struggled with drug addiction and infidelity—a cycle that, inevitably, wrought Vidal with insecurity. At age twenty-six, with only a bare grip on life, what lessons could he possibly offer a kid? Determined to alter the course for his child, Vidal did what he’d always done when confronted with life’s challenges. He turned to the counterculture. “The counterculture took the place of a father I could no longer touch. Since things like school and church couldn’t get through to me, I was being trained up outside of organized institutions. What I gravitated to were these movements that not only felt redeeming, but also freeing. They were almost everything I needed.” In Rap Dad, the musician-turned-journalist takes a thoughtful and inventive approach to exploring identity and examining how we view fatherhood in a modern context. To root out the source of his fears around parenting, Vidal revisits the flash points of his juvenescence, a feat that transports him, a first-generation American born to Colombian parents, back to the drug-fueled streets of 1980s–90s Miami. It’s during those pivotal years that he’s drawn to skateboarding, graffiti, and the music of rebellion: hip-hop. As he looks to the past for answers, he infuses his personal story with rap lyrics and interviews with some of pop culture’s most compelling voices—plenty of whom have proven to be some of society’s best, albeit nontraditional, dads. Along the way, Vidal confronts the unfair stereotypes that taint urban men—especially Black and Latino men—in today’s society. An illuminating journey of discovery, Rap Dad is a striking portrait of modern fatherhood that is as much political as it is entertaining, personal as it is representative, and challenging as it is revealing.

Collective Participation And Audience Engagement In Rap Music

Author: David Diallo
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030253775
Size: 20,75 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 429

Why do rap MCs present their studio recorded lyrics as “live and direct”? Why do they so insistently define abilities or actions, theirs or someone else’s, against a pre-existing signifier? This book examines the compositional practice of rap lyricists and offers compelling answers to these questions. Through a 40 year-span analysis of the music, it argues that whether through the privileging of chanted call-and-response phrases or through rhetorical strategies meant to assist in getting one’s listening audience open, the focus of the first rap MCs on community building and successful performer-audience cooperation has remained prevalent on rap records with lyrics and production techniques encouraging the listener to become physically and emotionally involved in recorded performances. Relating rap’s rhetorical strategy of posing inferences through intertextuality to early call-and-response routines and crowd-controlling techniques, this study emphasizes how the dynamic and collective elements from the stage performances and battles of the formative years of rap have remained relevant in the creative process behind this music. It contends that the customary use of identifiable references and similes by rap lyricists works as a fluid interchange designed to keep the listener involved in the performance. Like call-and-response in live performances, it involves a dynamic form of communication and places MCs in a position where they activate the shared knowledge of their audience, making sure that they “know what they mean,” thus transforming their mediated lyrics into a collective and engaging performance.

Color Me Kanye

Author: Noah Levenson
Editor: Lesser Gods
ISBN: 9781944713249
Size: 15,87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 776

A hilarious look into the life of Kanye West, one of the most controversial and successful rappers of all time! Color Me Kanye: The Greatest Unauthorized Kanye West Coloring Book of All Time is a portal into the absurd and often surreal life of the hip-hop megastar and pop culture monolith. While gossip blogs focus on the feuds and the publicity stunts, this meditative and smile-inducing coloring book imagines Kanye negotiating all the even more ridiculous moments in between the headlines. Color Kanye at Splash Mountain with Anna Wintour, on vacation at the Grand Canyon plotting ways to make it even grander, grabbing a slice with Taylor and Kim, contemplating kale at the farmer’s market, and jetting into space to stop an asteroid from crashing into Earth. It’s all in a day’s work for the world’s greatest hip-hop mogul. West is a celebrity who's always in the spotlight, thanks to his mega-success as a rapper and his marriage to reality TV star Kim Kardashian West. He has sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide. West’s first six studio albums all went platinum, with five debuting at number-one on the Billboard 200. Noah Levenson is the author of Guy Code: Unleash Your Manhood. He's the former editorial director of MTV2, where he oversaw the reinvention of the channel and helped break ratings records. Arturo Torres is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, written by Shea Serrano.