Publisher description for Rap-up : the ultimate guide to hip-hop and R&B / Cameron Lazerine & Devin Lazerine.


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Rap-Up will be an edgy, fun, and comprehensive look at the hip-hop world. It will cover the music's history and place it within a broader cultural perspective, as well as deliver entertaining, illuminating profiles of major artists and producers. Rap-Up will break down the East Coast/West Coast battles, infamous feuds, fashion trends, stand-out lyrics, rap films, and the hip-hop/sports connection. It will offer a dictionary of terminology and slang, highlight the genre's pioneers, and list some essential CDs. Side boxes throughout will feature quizzes, interesting facts, notable dates, and top ten lists. In addition to all of this, Rap-Up: The Book will offer readers behind-the-scenes narratives and exciting, outrageous peeks at the hip-hop world. Readers will learn, not only about their favorite stars, but will also have an all-access pass to the brothers' unlikely journey from suburban high school students to media moguls.
Some chapter headings include:
From Hollis to Hollywood: A Spotlight on Hip-Hop Cinema
Where's the Beef: A Breakdown of Rap Music's Most Notorious Beatdowns and Battles
It's a G(roup) Thing: The Hottest Acts in R&B
Rest in Peace: An Homage to Fallen Idols
Top Ten Rap Scandals
Ladies First: The Women of Rap
Big Willie Warriors: The Power Behind the Throne
Turn the Beat Around: Powerful Producers


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Rhythm and blues music -- History and criticism.
Rap musicians -- United States.
Rhythm and blues musicians -- United States.