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Original Gangstas

Author: Ben Westhoff
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316344869
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"Raw, authoritative, and unflinching ... An elaborately detailed, darkly surprising, definitive history of the LA gangsta rap era."---Kirkus, starred review A monumental, revealing narrative history about the legendary group of artists at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur. Amid rising gang violence, the crack epidemic, and police brutality, a group of unlikely voices cut through the chaos of late 1980s Los Angeles: N.W.A. Led by a drug dealer, a glammed-up producer, and a high school kid, N.W.A gave voice to disenfranchised African Americans across the country. And they quickly redefined pop culture across the world. Their names remain as popular as ever--Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube. Dre soon joined forces with Suge Knight to create the combustible Death Row Records, which in turn transformed Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur into superstars. Ben Westhoff explores how this group of artists shifted the balance of hip-hop from New York to Los Angeles. He shows how N.W.A.'s shocking success lead to rivalries between members, record labels, and eventually a war between East Coast and West Coast factions. In the process, hip-hop burst into mainstream America at a time of immense social change, and became the most dominant musical movement of the last thirty years. At gangsta rap's peak, two of its biggest names--Tupac and Biggie Smalls--were murdered, leaving the surviving artists to forge peace before the genre annihilated itself. Featuring extensive investigative reporting, interviews with the principal players, and dozens of never-before-told stories, Original Gangstas is a groundbreaking addition to the history of popular music.

Eminem

Author: Anthony Bozza
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783453640078
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Hip Hop Around The World An Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author: Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313357595
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This set covers all aspects of international hip hop as expressed through music, art, fashion, dance, and political activity. • Includes contributors from a range of fields, including musicology, theater, and anthropology, giving readers a broad perspective on the genre • Covers hip hop in virtually every country, including countries with severely restricted hip hop activity • Contains comprehensive lists of record labels, films, editor-recommended videos, and more • Shows the influence hip hop has on many aspects of life, such as politics, fashion, dance, and art

Which Side Are You On

Author: James Sullivan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190660317
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When he emerged from the nightclubs of Greenwich Village, Bob Dylan was often identified as a "protest" singer. As early as 1962, however, Dylan was already protesting the label: "I don't write no protest songs," he told his audience on the night he debuted "Blowin' in the Wind." "Protest" music is largely perceived as an unsubtle art form, a topical brand of songwriting that preaches to the converted. But popular music of all types has long given listeners food for thought. Fifty years before Vietnam, before the United States entered World War I, some of the most popular sheet music in the country featured anti-war tunes. The labor movement of the early decades of the century was fueled by its communal "songbook." The Civil Rights movement was soundtracked not just by the gorgeous melodies of "Strange Fruit" and "A Change Is Gonna Come," but hundreds of other gospel-tinged ballads and blues. In Which Side Are You On, author James Sullivan delivers a lively anecdotal history of the progressive movements that have shaped the growth of the United States, and the songs that have accompanied and defined them. Covering one hundred years of social conflict and progress across the twentieth century and into the early years of the twenty-first, this book reveals how protest songs have given voice to the needs and challenges of a nation and asked its citizens to take a stand--asking the question "Which side are you on?"

Ice Man

Author: Philip Carlo
Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll
ISBN: 3492983383
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Er führte ein schockierendes Doppelleben: Hinter dem liebevollen Familienvater Richard Kuklinski verbirgt sich einer der grausamsten Auftragsmörder der USA. In über vierzig Jahren ermordet er mehr als 200 Menschen im Auftrag der Mafia. Seine eiskalten und sadistischen Taten verleihen ihm den Namen »Ice Man«. Und das Unglaubliche: Seine Familie ahnt nichts ... Bestsellerautor Philip Carlo erzählt seine Lebensgeschichte: spannend, packend, rasant.

N W A

Author: Harris Rosen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780981258706
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#1 on Amazon U.S., Canada, France, Australia and Japan! N.W.A: The Aftermath is as close to the truth as one can get. The exclusive interviews provide first-hand knowledge. There are 44 links to key songs and in-depth behind the scenes interviews.

Im Bus Ganz Hinten

Author: Fler
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864130948
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In diesem Buch erzählt Patrick Losensky - besser bekannt als Deutsch-Rapper Fler - seine Geschichte. Doch eigentlich handelt es von einer ganzen Generation. Besser gesagt von einer Gesellschaftsschicht, die nicht in München-Grünwald, Berlin-Mi!e oder Hamburg-Eppendorf lebt. Diese Jugendlichen wohnen in Vierteln, die man sonst nur ungern betritt, denn dort herrschen Arbeitslosigkeit, Kriminalität und Armut. Sie haben viel zu erzählen, aber ihre Geschichten schreiben sie nicht auf. Sie sprechen normalerweise nicht einmal darüber, weil sie Angst haben, abgestempelt zu werden. Doch Fler tut es jetzt. Er scheut sich nicht, die Wahrheit zu sagen, und erzählt von seinem Leben zwischen Einsamkeit, Psychiatrie und dem ganz großen Ruhm. Der erfolgreiche Rapmusiker beweist mit seiner Story, dass man auch raus kann aus der Welt, in die man hineingeboren wurde. Wenn man nur hart genug kämpft! Heute tritt er auf den größten Bühnen des Landes auf und ist Vorbild für Tausende junge Menschen. Sein Buch ist die autobiografische Geschichte eines Erfolgs, die den Lesern Mut machen wird, ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen.

Lauf Wenn Es Dunkel Wird

Author: April Henry
Publisher: Planet Girl
ISBN: 3522651464
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Entführt! Cheyenne ist in Panik: Der junge Entführer kann sie nicht einfach so laufen lassen, obwohl ihm nicht wohl bei der Sache ist. Denn ihr Vater ist ein reicher Unternehmer und Cheyenne damit sehr wertvoll. In ihrer Verzweiflung knobelt sie einen Fluchtplan aus, der sie vor eine schwierige Aufgabe stellt: Sie muss allein versuchen, zu entkommen. Durch die Dunkelheit - denn Cheyenne ist blind!