Author: Shea Serrano

Category: History, Politics & Culture

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New York Times

–bestselling, in-depth exploration of the most pivotal moments in rap music from 1979 to 2014.

Here’s what 

The Rap Year Book

 does: It takes readers from 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present, with Shea Serrano hilariously discussing, debating, and deconstructing the most important rap song year by 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. 

Picked by Billboard as One of the 100 Greatest Music Books of All-Time

Pitchfork Book Club’s first selection