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The Rap Year Book

Author : Shea Serrano
ISBN : 9781613128190
Genre : Music
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New York Times Bestseller - Washington Post Bestseller - Pitchfork Book Club selection The Rap Year Book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present. Shea Serrano deftly pays homage to the most important song of each year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music—from artists’ backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players—both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation. Complete with infographics, lyric maps, hilarious and informative footnotes, portraits of the artists, and short essays by other prominent music writers, The Rap Year Book is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created.
Category: Music

Basketball And Other Things

Author : Shea Serrano
ISBN : 9781683350934
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 88.90 MB
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#1 New York Times bestseller Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents readers with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn’t even know they needed, from the classic (How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). With incredible art from Arturo Torres, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball’s greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Power Of Music

Author : Michael L. Brown
ISBN : 9781629995960
Genre : Religion
File Size : 48.36 MB
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Music can either Connect You to God or Drive You to the Devil. God created the human race to enjoy music and to make music, and through music the world has been dramatically changed—for good and for evil. In this fascinating book Michael L. Brown takes the reader on a journey through the history of music—from classical to rock and from hip-hop to gospel—showing just how transformative music has been and how much God wants to use it to change the world again. Brown contends that it is time for all Christians to make a concerted effort to recover the potential of anointed music and song—in our assemblies and in society, in our services and on the streets, in studios and in schools. The counterculture revolution of the 1960s only succeeded with the help of satanically inspired music and mind-altering drugs. Could it be that today’s Jesus revolution can only succeed with the help of Spirit-inspired music and a life-altering encounter with God? What else will produce the necessary change in our perspective? After reading this book, believers will never again listen to music the same! They will finally understand its power and divine origin, but more importantly they will know how God wants to use it to usher in a global outpouring that will change the world forever. This book will show you how music can either indoctrinate or educate you, spark rebellion or patriotism, and drive you to the devil or draw you closer to God.​ “This book will stir up musicians, artists, and worshippers everywhere to dive deeper into an appreciation and adoration of the One Himself who created sounds, songs, and melodies!” —BECKAH SHAE, Dove Award-Nominated Singer/Songwriter “Musicians and non-musicians alike will be inspired by the powerful ways God intends to use music in today’s end-time drama.” —BOB SORGE, Author of Exploring Worship: A Practical Guide to Praise and Worship “Dr. Brown has written a must-read for all musicians, singers, and songwriters who desire to harness the power of music to glorify Jesus, change the atmosphere, and release heaven’s sound on the earth.” —KELANIE GLOECKLER, Worship Leader and Songwriter, Executive Director of Access Worship International
Category: Religion

Collective Participation And Audience Engagement In Rap Music

Author : David Diallo
ISBN : 9783030253776
Genre : Music
File Size : 37.82 MB
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Why do rap MCs present their studio recorded lyrics as “live and direct”? Why do they so insistently define abilities or actions, theirs or someone else’s, against a pre-existing signifier? This book examines the compositional practice of rap lyricists and offers compelling answers to these questions. Through a 40 year-span analysis of the music, it argues that whether through the privileging of chanted call-and-response phrases or through rhetorical strategies meant to assist in getting one’s listening audience open, the focus of the first rap MCs on community building and successful performer-audience cooperation has remained prevalent on rap records with lyrics and production techniques encouraging the listener to become physically and emotionally involved in recorded performances. Relating rap’s rhetorical strategy of posing inferences through intertextuality to early call-and-response routines and crowd-controlling techniques, this study emphasizes how the dynamic and collective elements from the stage performances and battles of the formative years of rap have remained relevant in the creative process behind this music. It contends that the customary use of identifiable references and similes by rap lyricists works as a fluid interchange designed to keep the listener involved in the performance. Like call-and-response in live performances, it involves a dynamic form of communication and places MCs in a position where they activate the shared knowledge of their audience, making sure that they “know what they mean,” thus transforming their mediated lyrics into a collective and engaging performance.
Category: Music

Color Me Kanye

Author : Noah Levenson
ISBN : 1944713247
Genre : Games
File Size : 86.84 MB
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A hilarious look into the life of Kanye West, one of the most controversial and successful rappers of all time! Color Me Kanye: The Greatest Unauthorized Kanye West Coloring Book of All Time is a portal into the absurd and often surreal life of the hip-hop megastar and pop culture monolith. While gossip blogs focus on the feuds and the publicity stunts, this meditative and smile-inducing coloring book imagines Kanye negotiating all the even more ridiculous moments in between the headlines. Color Kanye at Splash Mountain with Anna Wintour, on vacation at the Grand Canyon plotting ways to make it even grander, grabbing a slice with Taylor and Kim, contemplating kale at the farmer’s market, and jetting into space to stop an asteroid from crashing into Earth. It’s all in a day’s work for the world’s greatest hip-hop mogul. West is a celebrity who's always in the spotlight, thanks to his mega-success as a rapper and his marriage to reality TV star Kim Kardashian West. He has sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide. West’s first six studio albums all went platinum, with five debuting at number-one on the Billboard 200. Noah Levenson is the author of Guy Code: Unleash Your Manhood. He's the former editorial director of MTV2, where he oversaw the reinvention of the channel and helped break ratings records. Arturo Torres is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, written by Shea Serrano.
Category: Games