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The primary aim of this Bibliography is to present references for Hiphop scholarship. We focus on work that includes pivotal theories as well as research methods and methodology. We seldom list a publication of someone’s opinions. The only exception is when an opinion publication is part of a larger initiative of the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute.

In addition to books, we list peer-reviewed articles, films, dissertations, theses, journals and salient magazine issues. Send recommendations to build our collection to the Associate Director of the Hiphop University Project.

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This particular site has been a research resource for students, educators and journalists for the past 7 years. Send us a message if you found it helpful, and remember to cite the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute, if you found something here that informed your paper or presentation.

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Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2

Title: Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2
Author: Piskor, Ed
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books Inc., Seattle, WA
Copyright: 2014
ISSN/ISBN: 2147483647
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The best-selling series continues covering the early years of 1981-1983, when hip-hop makes a big transition from parks and rec rooms to downtown clubs and vinyl records.

The performers make moves to separate themselves from the paying customers by adopting flamboyant regalia until a young team from Hollis, Queens called Run-DMC comes on the scene to take things back to the streets.

This volume covers hits like Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock", "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, the cult film Wild Style, and introduces future superstars like NWA, The Beastie Boys, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One, Ice T, and Public Enemy.

Cameos by Dolemite, LL Cool J, Notorious B.I.G., and New Kids on the Block (?!)! 

Language: English
Volume: 2
Pages: 112
Copies at the Archive: 2

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WIZZYWIG

Title: WIZZYWIG: Portrait of a Serial Hacker
Author: Piskor, Ed
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions, Marietta, GA
Copyright: 2012
ISSN/ISBN: 2147483647
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They say What You See Is What You Get... but Kevin "Boingthump" Phenicle could always see more than most people. 

 In the world of phone phreaks, hackers, and scammers, he's a legend. His exploits are hotly debated: could he really get free long-disctance calls by whistling into a pay phone? Did his video-game piracy scheme accidentially  trigger the first computer virus? And did he really dodge the FBI by using their own wiretapping software against them? Is he even a real person? And if he's ever caught, what would happen to a geek like him in federal prison?

Inspired by the incredible stories of real-life hackers, WIZZYWIG is the thrilling tale of a master manipulator -- his journey from precocious child scammer to federally-wanted fugitive, and beyond. In a world transformed by social networks, data leaks, and digital uprisings, WIZZYWIG reminds us how much power can rest in the hands of an audacious kid with a keyboard. 

 

Language: English
Number: 1
Pages: 286
Copies at the Archive: 1

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Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation

Title: Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation
Author: Questlove
Publisher: Harper Design, New York, NY
ISSN/ISBN: 2147483647
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An in-depth, fully-photo-illustrated chronicle of the longest-running syndicated program in television history: Soul Train.

Language: English
Copies at the Archive: 1




Someday We'll All Be Free

Title: Someday We'll All Be Free
Author: Powell, Kevin
ISSN/ISBN: 1933368578
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Powell widens his lens and skillfully dissects the dreams of American freedom and democracy in these early days of the 21st century. Be it the reelection of President George W. Bush, the colossal tragedy of September 11th and the policies and wars that have followed, or the historic destruction of the city of New Orleans before our very eyes, Powell tells us the uncomfortable truths about America, his country, and yours, too. These coolly observant essays, quilted together, firmly establish why Powell is widely considered one of America's brightest leaders and thinkers.

Language: English
Copies at the Archive: 1

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My Infamous Life

Title: My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy
Author: Prodigy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York, NY
ISSN/ISBN: 2147483647
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"A memoir about a life almost lost and a revealing look at the dark side of hip hop's golden era ... a story of struggle, survival, and hope down the mean streets of New York City"

Copies at the Archive: 1




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