See also Rap Music.
Jeff Chang. Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-hop Generation. Macmillan. 2005. 546pp.
Ian Condry. Hip-Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization. Duke University Press. 2006. 249pp.
Alain-Philippe Durand. Black, Blanc, Beur: Rap Music and Hip-hop Culture in the Francophone World. Scarecrow Press. 2002. 150pp.
Murray Forman; Mark Anthony Neal (editor). That's the Joint! The Hip-Hop Studies Reader. Routledge. 2004. 628pp.
Murray Forman. The 'hood Comes First: Race, Space, and Place in Rap and Hip-hop. Wesleyan University Press. 2002. 387pp.
Nelson George. Hip Hop America. Penguin Books. 1998. 226pp.
Steven Hager. Hip Hop: The Illustrated History of Break Dancing, Rap Music, and Graffiti. St. Martin's Press. 1984. 112pp.
Bakari Kitwana. The Hip Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture. Basic Civitas Books. 2002. 230pp.
Bakari Kitwana. Why White Kids Love Hip Hop: Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes, and the New Reality of Race in America. Basic Civitas Books. 2006. 240pp.
Ian Maxwell. Phat Beats, Dope Rhymes: Hip Hop Down Under Comin' Upper. Wesleyan University Press. 2003. 320pp. Australian Hip-Hop scene.
Tayannah Lee McQuillar. When Rap Music Had a Conscience: The Artists, Organizations and Historic Events that Inspired and Influenced the "Golden Age" of Hip-Hop from 1987 to 1996. Thunder's Mouth Press. 2007. 184pp.
Tony Mitchell (editor). Global Noise: Rap and Hip-Hop Outside the USA. Wesleyan University Press. 2001. 336pp.
Imani Perry. Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop. Duke University Press. 2004. 236pp.
Russell A. Potter. Spectacular Vernaculars: Hip-Hop and the Politics of Postmodernism. SUNY Press. 1995. 197pp.
Gwendolyn D. Pough. Check It While I Wreck It: Black Womanhood, Hip-Hop Culture, and the Public Sphere. University Press of New England. 2004. 265pp.
Joseph Glenn Schloss. Making Beats: The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop. Wesleyan University Press. 2004. 226pp.
S. Craig Watkins. Hip Hop Matters: Politics, Pop Culture, and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement. Beacon Press. 2006. 295pp.
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