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Liquid Lines
05-04-2006, 08:05 AM
Whats sum good hiphop books I can read, the only ones I know about are the Wu manual, DMXs autobiography and 50s book.
Whats some others?

05-04-2006, 08:18 AM
damn, was just about to make a thread bout this

anyway, I highly recommend these :

There's a God on the mic: The true 50 greatest MC's (a VERY worthy list of greatest mcs)
Ego trips book of rap lists (a wealth of useful information about rap)
Classic material The hip hop album guide (beef up your collection of classics)
And it Don't Stop! (catch up on hip hop history)
Bring the noise - The stories behind the biggest songs (rap's classic songs)
Wu- manual (ofcourse)

05-05-2006, 08:11 PM
"Have Gun Will Travel: The Spectacular Rise & Violent Fall Of Death Row Records" By Ronin Ro. There is a lot of bullshit, exaggeration and bias in this book, but its an interetsing read and does show the great story that was behind Death Row and Snoop, Dre, Pac, Daz, Kurupt, Rage, The Outlaws and of course Suge.

"Got Your Back" by Frank Alexander. Thats 2PAC's bodyguards book, was quite interesting because it was his personal account of his times with 2PAC and on Death Row. Its refreshing to hear someones story who witnessed a lot of Death Row's peak in 95 and Pac arriving at Tha Row and ultimatley to his death.

05-05-2006, 09:18 PM
as Funk Dock mentioned:


is the Hip Hop bible. If you're looking for a dope fiction book (hip hopish) check my favorite:


05-06-2006, 02:59 AM
only hip hop related books I own are the Wu-Tang Manual and Fight the Power(Chuck D from PE's book)

Bone Collecta
05-06-2006, 03:06 AM
Make it happen or making i forgot but its by Kevin Liles

05-06-2006, 02:06 PM
I would like to get The Wu Manual but its a little difficult for me. Thats probably one of the few hip hop books i would read

05-06-2006, 02:48 PM
The Rough Guide To Hip Hop, Wu-Tang Manual & Can't Stop Won't Stop are the three books that I own right now, I've read them all, and suggest anyone thinking about getting some books look into getting these if it is within their price range. Since I've read them, I'ma probably list them on Amazon very soon, I don't collect books unless they are reference type books.

05-06-2006, 03:50 PM
KRS-ONE "The Science of Rap"

05-06-2006, 04:52 PM
KRS-One - Ruminations...... Wise shit.... Love that book =)

05-06-2006, 05:05 PM
Saul Williams has some poetry. I think one book is called "The Dead Emcee Scrolls"..

xHard to Earnx
05-06-2006, 08:11 PM


05-06-2006, 10:58 PM
i read "fight the power" by chuck d,pretty good read.
but i didnt like the rough guide through hip hop,it was very negative towards a lot of rappers,like the author didnt even like hip hop...