The Most Essential Hip-Hop Books You Need To Read

Relative to other genres, hip-hop is still fairly new, but now that we live in the digital era, every sound bite, concert, and interview is chronicled. Still, the documentation of hip-hop is not complete without the slew of books that have been written on the subject. Whether covering the history of the culture, compiling lists for debate, or demystifying the art form, books have been just as important to keeping a record of the genre we love so much. The following books in particular belong in any hip-hop head’s personal library.

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