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All Music Guide to Hip-Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap and Hip-Hop Paperback – October 1, 2003

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  • Series: All Music Guides
  • Paperback: 646 pages
  • Publisher: Backbeat Books (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879307595
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879307592
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,657,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Kid's Review on October 11, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is the real kind of rap music, not just the kind you hear on the radio. This book goes into detail not just the mainstream artists of rap, but also underground favorites. It also rates each artists albums out of five stars. It provides a (usually)small biography on the artist as well as who he/her worked with in the past. The book also gives you a well rounded vision of hip-hop in general by showing you where all the different genres of rap originated, and what distinguishes them. Every time I go to buy an album I look it up here first. It is also very recent, going all the way up to the summer of 2003. Overall, well worth your money.
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By Chris on October 1, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is one of the best music books I have ever purchased it has reviews on almost every hip hop album ever made for all the Youngsters of the rap game that have no education in hip hop buy this book at once and find something out on Kool DJ Herc-Grandwizard Theodore-Grandmaster Caz the originators if you dont know the Message you dont know rap-Good day
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I love love hip-hop so of course I love any book that does an A-Z of its artists. Is it comprehensive? Hell no. No book is. That's why they invented the internet search engines. But for something on your book shelf that includes most of the main (esp. golden era and post golden) acts of rap/hip-hop its a-ight...as in good. very good.
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Just to reiterate what was mentioned earlier, this book goes nicely in depth, going back to originating artists as well as current mainstream as well as underground heavy hitters. I have alot of fun looking through this guide. Any big Hiphop fan should love this book. There were a few artists I felt should definitely have been included in the book, but were not. However, there was a good effort put into this book.
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