The Rap Year Book

The Rap Year Book 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.

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • The Rap Year Book
  • Shea Serrano
  • 14 September 2018
  • 1419718185

10 thoughts on “The Rap Year Book

  1. says:

    if you don t like this book FOH

  2. says:

    I ve always been confused that there s not a greater crossover between my literary friends and my hip hop friends Both rely on a love of language, the way words can twist and stretch and hit, and both are about storytelling, about immersion and experience and emotion Also puns And I have longed for the day where a writer talented enough to bridge those worlds could write the book that explains the joyful mischief and soulful depths of great hip hop to an audience that hasn t got it yet.Shea I ve always been confused that there s not a greater crossover between my literary fr...

  3. says:

    This book raised as many questions as it taught me things, but in a good way Now that I know which song was most important every year since hip hop became a music genre in collective consciousness, I want to know who were its most important artists There are none nominatedthan two times, but West Coast hip hop had an eleven years run where it was at the forefront of the genre s innovation, so what does that mean Is Dr Dre the most important rapper of all time, at least statistically This book raised as many questions as it taught me things, but in a good way Now that I know which song was most important every year since hip hop became a music genre in collective consciousness, I want to know who were its most important artists There are none nominatedthan two times, but West Coast hip hop had an eleven years run where it was at the forefront of the genre s innovation, so what does that mean...

  4. says:

    First book I finished in 2016, what a great start to the year.

  5. says:

    Like all good music writing, it is very funny, overflowing with love for rap music, history, and culture, and imbued with a healthy and sensible fear of and love for DMX.

  6. says:

    The Rap Year Book by Shea Serrano was, as an authoritative read on the history of rap, a decent read until 1998, until it completely fizzles out of control when Serrano starts to require forming his own opinion.Major themes, and driving forces were unforgivably omitted notably the role of the female rapper as an antithesis to the flamboyance and brutality of gangster rap see The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill , picking Lifestyle as best song over Kendrick Lamar s ode to breaking free from The Rap Year Book by Shea Serrano was, as an authoritative read on the history of rap, a decent read until 1998, until it completely fizzles out of control when Serrano starts to require forming his own opinion.Major themes, and driving forces were unforgivably omitted notably the role of the female rapper as an antithesis to the flamboyance and brutality of gangster rap see The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill , picking Lifestyle as best song over Kendrick Lamar s ode to breaking free from the hardships of the hood in i , or any real explanation of the effect of the internet on rap be it through pop culture or the creation of bedroom rappers bar Serranos vague reference with In Da Club Yet I kept reading it, playi...

  7. says:

    Quintessential example of why I wish Goodreads had a 3.5 star rating Excellent primer to hip hop for the casual fan, introduces the reader to most of the major players and narratives in the genre s history which tends to seemlike the world presented in comic books or action movies than real life Serrano s writing is specific and sporadic in the best ways, jumping around between objective history, personal opinion and a smattering of other details from his subjects lives and his own The Quintessential example of why I wish Goodreads had a 3.5 star rating Excellent primer to hip hop for the casual fan, introduces the reader to most of the major players and narratives in the genre s history which tends to seemlike the world presented in comic books or action movies than real life Serrano s writing is specific and sporadic in the best ways, jumping around between objective history, personal opinion and a smattering of other details from his subjects lives and his own The prose is at times infuriating, though he repeats the same turns of...

  8. says:

    So informative and thorough and engaging and funny If you re at all a fan of rap, and if you know a lot about its history and evolution or if you don t know anything about its history and evolution, READ THIS BOOK I learned a lot and Shea Serrano had me cracking up on the regular.

  9. says:

    Ugg, I was gifted this over Christmas by a buddy who already had a copy He wrote one of the rebuttals It s an interesting book in theory picking the best rap song by year since 1979 and one I should ve loved considering how often I reference EgoTrip s list of greatest rap singles found in their Book of Rap Lists Unfortunately it falls apart in execution.It loses points right off the bat for having Style Maps Basically clip art used by Serrano to pad out the length of his book Is readi Ugg, I was ...

  10. says:

    I loved this so much I ve always been a fan of the Grantland style definitively ranking subjective things in such specific ways So detailed, so funny I laughed out loud and also cried at one point during the chapter about Same Love Bummed that the only woman...

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