Description : Pimp C: The Untold Story of Chad Butler takes readers inside the life of the late Hip-Hop Icon who was 1/2 of the legendary group, UGK. Pimp C is heavily regarded for guest appearances on smash hits such as: Jay Z "Big Pimpin," 3-6 Mafia "Sippen on Sizzurp," Ludacris "Stick em Up," T-Pain "In Love with a Stripper," and many more. This book provides foresight into Pimp C's final eight hours of life, the forming of UGK, his multiple personalities, the event that led to his incarceration, and more. If you are a fan of Pimp C and Southern Hip-Hop this book is definitely for you, as we preserve a piece of history on one of the most talented and diverse musicians of our times.
Description : Chad Lamont Butler better known by his stage name Pimp C, was an American rapper and record producer. He was best known for his work with Bun B as a founding member of the Underground Kingz (UGK).
Description : He was born on December 5, 1973 and grew up in Port Arthur, Texas. His name was Chad Lamont Butler. He dropped out of high school at 17 to focus on music and introduced himself to the world. He lived a grand life, was apart of one of the most respected rap groups in Hip Hop history. A father, son, and a legend, he was Pimp C. KING OF TRILL: The Life and Career of Pimp C features rare photography and interviews from his widow, friends, family and collaborators.
Description : Rap-A-Lot Records, U.G.K. (Pimp C and Bun B), Paul Wall, Beyonce, Chamillionaire and Scarface are all names synonymous with contemporary hip-hop. And they have one thing in common: Houston. Long before the country came to know the chopped and screwed style of rap from the Bayou City in the late 1990s, hip-hop in Houston grew steadily and produced some of the most prolific independent artists in the industry. With early roots in jazz, blues, R&B and zydeco, Houston hip-hop evolved not only as a musical form but also as a cultural movement. Join Maco L. Faniel as he uncovers the early years of Houston hip-hop from the music to the culture it inspired.
Description : 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.
Description : The definitive account of rap and hip hop as forms of American poetry "Bradley is a visionary critic, skillful and wise.... Book of Rhymes is a tour de force, brilliantly renovating hip hop criticism as [lit] rescues the forgotten vanguard of American poetry." --Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Rap may be the most revolutionary development in poetry over the past forty years, yet its originality is hidden in plain sight. Often overshadowed by the beat, bluster, and hype surrounding the music, lyrics are the heart of hip hop. Book of Rhymes explores America's least-understood poets by unpacking their complex craft and according them the respect they deserve as lyricists. Examining the language and techniques of hip hop's most memorable artists, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that a new world of rhythm and rhyme awaits us if we put aside preconceptions and encounter rap with new ears and new eyes. Updated to reflect nearly a decade of the genre's evolution, Book of Rhymes remains the definitive work on the poetry of hip hop.
Description : Born in Onitsha Nigeria, a 4-year-old boy by the name of Chukwudi migrates to America with his mother and sister and almost completely loses his identity in the American institutionalized school system. Along with the peer pressure to look, talk, walk and live American, and fueled by media propaganda, it takes Chukwudi fifteen years before he reconnects with the Spiritual umbilical cord of Africa and another seven years before he frees his mind from the shackles "the land of the free" chained him to. Take an eight month journey with Chukwudi from May 1 of 2011 to December 29 of the same year and feel the turbulence on this fast track acceleration to self awareness when Spiritual consciousness is fed up with knocking at ones door and bust through mental levies like the waters of Hurricane Katrina. Travel through the mind of a once-brainwashed immigrant who was forced to pledge his allegiance to a foreign countries agenda. Feel the fire when the mind gets higher and then feel the blaze that brings the mental barbwires down to a glistening glaze. Take a hard look at the well-planned out maze that put some clueless families in a permanent daze. See how having inner-peace, love, and joy soothes pain. Know what breaks the evil hypnotic gaze. Then marvel at how the crawling caterpillar becomes a beautiful, aerial, multicolored, vibrant butterfly.
Description : Here is the latest edition of the world's premier annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy fiction. It features some of the very best short stories and novellas by today's masters of the macabre - including Neil Gaiman, Brian Keene, Elizabeth Massie, Glen Hirshberg, Peter Atkins and Tanith Lee. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror also features the most comprehensive yearly overview of horror around the world, lists of useful contact addresses and a fascinating necrology. It is the one book that is required reading for every fan of macabre fiction. PRAISE FOR THE SERIES 'Well-crafted celebration of a continuously inventive genre' SFX Magazine 'The must-have annual anthology for horror fans.' Time Out 'An essential volume for horror readers.' Locus 'In an age where genre fiction is often just reheated pastiche, the Best New Horror series continues to break from the herd, consistently raising the bar of quality and ingenuity.' Rue Morgue 'Brilliantly edited and most instructively introduced by legendary anthologist Stephen Jones.' Realms of Fantasy 'One of horror's best.' Publishers Weekly