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KRS-One | The Scholar and Rapper 

Leaders of the New School, Hip Hop Librarianship: A Comprehensive Bibliography


The Evolution of Hip Hop Culture

Droppin’ Science: Critical Essays on Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture

Hip-Hop: From the Streets to the Mainstream

The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2016

What’s New? The Effect of Hip-Hop Culture on Everyday English

Hip Hop Culture: History and Trajectory

The Origins of Hip Hop

Pop Music and the Spatialization of Race in the 1990s

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Hip Hop, Punk, and the Rise of Graffiti in 1980s New York

Hip Hop, Masculinity, and “The Get Down”

Hip-Hop’s History with Police Brutality: Why We Should Live in the Now

When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America

33 reasons why Prince is hip-hop

The Hip-Hop Underground and African American Culture, Beneath the Surface

The Hip Hop Wars | What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop—and Why It Matters

How hip-hop turned on Trump and settled for Clinton in 2016

Rap Music: Selected full-text books and articles

Hip Hop’s Early Influences

Hip Hop Planet

Writing the Future of Black America: Literature of the Hip-Hop Generation

Suggested Reading Lists, Websites:

Hip Hop Reading/Film List: This list excerpted from the HipHop Speaks! book list originally compiled by Kevin Powell and April Silver (Co-Founders); Additions by April Silver

The Hip-Hop Reading List: A well-curated list for hip-hop fans, educators, students, and scholars.

Eqbal Ahmad Symposium Reading List: Authors, ancestors, activist groups, and organizations referenced by Charlene Carruthers, Dr. Khalil G. Muhammad, and Cara Page (88F) during their talks at the 19th Annual Eqbal Ahmad Symposium at Hampshire: Life in a Penal Democracy: Race, Policing, and the Limits of Liberal Reform & Resisting Racial Violence: Making Our Communities Safe.
Radical Political Action: This reading list comes from the Reclaim Harvard Law study group, and was published alongside the “Black Study, Black Struggle” forum in the Boston Review. The list is informed by the group’s commitment to an intersectional approach to liberatory struggles against all forms of oppressions.

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Hamilton (the play) Coloring Book: Hamilton is an award-winning musical on Broadway, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda … I made this Hamilton coloring book for a friend’s birthday, Keep Feeling Inspiration – The Artist.
Free Coloring Page by Ruth E. Carter: Academy Award®–winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter to offer new coloring pages. Carter wowed audiences and dazzled critics alike with her Black Panther costumes inspired by traditional African tribal wear.
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