Best Rap & Hip-Hop Musician Biographies Books
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1. IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD
Author: by Russ
Instant National Bestseller! Wall Street Journal bestseller; USA Today bestseller; Publishers Weekly bestseller; international bestseller. An inspirational book by self-made musical superstar, Russ, reminding you that it starts with YOU, to believe in yourself, and to get out of your own way.
Twenty-seven-year-old rapper, songwriter, and producer Russ walks his own path, at his own pace. By doing so, he proved that he didn’t need a major label to surpass over a billion streams on Spotify/Apple Music, get on Forbes’ 2019 30 Under 30, make the Forbes 30 Under 30 Cash Kings at number 20 for most earned, sell out arenas across the U.S.
And around the globe, and become one of the most popular and engaged rappers right now. His method was simple: love and believe in yourself absolutely and work hard no matter what. In this memoir, Russ inspires readers to walk to their individual rhythms and beat their biggest obstacles: themselves.
With chapters named after his most powerful and popular songs, IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD will reflect on the lessons he’s learned from his career, family, and relationships. He’ll push readers to bet on themselves, take those leaps of faith, and recognize struggles as opportunities.
2. F*ck It, I'll Start Tomorrow: A True Story
Author: by Action Bronson
A no-holds-barred chronicle meets self-help guide from the bestselling author, rapper, artist, and chef Action Bronson From the New York Times bestselling author, chef-turned-rapper, and host of Viceland’s F*ck, That’s Delicious and The Untitled Action Bronson Show, F*ck It, I’ll Start Tomorrow is a brutally honest chronicle about struggles with weight, food addiction, and the journey to self-acceptance.
In his signature voice, Action Bronson shares all that he’s learned in the past decade to help you help yourself. This isn’t a road map to attaining a so-called perfect body. Instead, Bronson will share his journey to find confidence, keep the negative vibes at bay, stay sane, chill out, and not look in the mirror hoping to see anyone but yourself.
F*ck It, I’ll Start Tomorrow is not about losing weightit’s about being and feeling excellent regardless of your size or shape. It’s about living f*cking healthy, period.
3. Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter
Author: by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
Amistad (April 28, 2020)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFor the first time, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson opens up about his amazing comebackfrom tragic personal loss to thriving businessman and cable’s highest-paid executivein this unique self-help guide, his first since his blockbuster New York Times bestseller The 50th Law.
In his early twenties Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent rose to the heights of fame and power in the cutthroat music business. A decade ago the multi-platinum selling rap artist decided to pivot. His ability to adapt to change was demonstrated when he became the executive producer and star of Power, a high-octane, gripping crime drama centered around a drug kingpin’s family.
The series quickly became appointment television, leading to Jackson inking a four-year, $150 million contract with the Starz networkthe most lucrative deal in premium cable history. Now, in his most personal book, Jackson shakes up the self-help category with his unique, cutting-edge lessons and hard-earned advice on embracing change.
4. The Autobiography of Gucci Mane
Author: by Gucci Mane
Simon & Schuster
The New York Times bestselling memoir from the legendary Gucci Mane spares no detail in this cautionary tale that ends in triumph (GQ). For the first time Gucci Mane tells his extraordinary story in his own words. It is as wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself (Complex).
The platinum-selling recording artist began writing his remarkable autobiography in a federal maximum security prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positivea far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past. A critically acclaimed classic, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane provides incredible insight into one of the most influential rappers of the last decade, detailing a volatile and fascinating life…
By the end, every reader will have a greater understanding of Gucci Mane, the man and the musician (Pitchfork).
5. The Meaning of Mariah Carey
Author: by Mariah Carey
Andy Cohen Books
The Instant #1 New York Times BestsellerThe global icon, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, mother, daughter, sister, storyteller, and artist finally tells the unfiltered story of her life in The Meaning of Mariah CareyIt took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir.
I want to tell the story of the moments – the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contributed to the person I am today. Though there have been countless stories about me throughout my career and very public personal life, it’s been impossible to communicate the complexities and depths of my experience in any single magazine article or a ten-minute television interview.
And even then, my words were filtered through someone else’s lens, largely satisfying someone else’s assignment to define me. This book is composed of my memories, my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs.Unfiltered. I went deep into my childhood and gave the scared little girl inside of me a big voice.
6. E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX
Author: by DMX
Raised in the ghetto, abandoned as a child, addicted to drugs and women all his life but still able to produce four consecutive #1 hip-hop albums in a row… This is the life and times of the darkest and most dangerously introspective hip-hop artist everat the height of his career and completely uncensored His real name is Earl Simmons.
As a child he placed higher on tests than his fellow students, and liked to spend mornings with his mother and sisters playing games and making pancakes. But for young Earla boy growing up on the streets of Yonkers, New Yorkthat kind of childhood didn’t last long.
Beatings, abuse, and neglect very soon had him moving on to other things, like robbing, stealing, drugs, and, eventually, jail. Along the way, however, he found a talent and a passion for rhyme. After 27 years of chaos, struggle, and survival, DMX became one of the biggest stories in contemporary music.
But his character goes beyond that. He’s also a father, a husband, and more important, someone who never gave up, and never stopped chasing his dreams. He has dedicated his life and his music to expressing the thoughts and feelings of those who have never been heard beforejust as he was never heard as a child.
7. F*ck, That's Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well
Author: by Action Bronson
New York Times bestseller Winner of the IACP Cookbook Design Award This ain’t no cookbook. This ain’t no memoir. This is Action Bronson’s devotional, a book about the overwhelming power of deliciousno, f*cking amazingfood. Bronson is this era’s Homer, and F*ck, That’s Delicious is a modern-day Odyssey, replete with orgiastic recipes, world travel, siren songs, and weed.
Illustrated, packed with images, and unlike any book in the entire galaxy, Bronson’s F*ck, That’s Delicious includes 40-plus recipes inspired by his childhood, family, tours, and travels. Journey from bagels with cheese that represent familial love to the sex and Big Macs of upstate New York fat camp and ultimately to the world’s most coveted five-star temples of gastronomy.
And: the tacos in LA. The best Dominican chimis.Jamaican jerk. Hand-rolled pasta from Mario. Secrets to good eating from Massimo. Meyhem Lauren’s Chicken Patty Potpie.And more!More!More!
8. The Gucci Mane Guide to Greatness
Author: by Gucci Mane
Simon & Schuster
From the platinum selling recording artist and New York Times bestselling author of The Autobiography of Gucci Mane comes THE GUCCI MANE GUIDE TO GREATNESSan unprecedented look at Gucci Mane’s secrets to success, health, wealth, and self-improvement. From Gucci: I live by the principles in this book.
I wanted to write this book to give you a tool set. This book should touch people who are going through something. It’s not going to be easy. But study these words, and put them into action. I want this book to keep you motivated.
I want you to keep coming back to it for guidance and inspiration. You can put it on your shelf and keep going to The Gucci Mane Guide to Greatness. This book is a challenge. Don’t underestimate yourself. Don’t think that what you’re saying is not important.
Don’t think you can’t achieve the impossible. Everyone needs some game, so here it is. The Gucci Mane Guide to Greatness is for the world.Enjoy. In this inspiring follow up to his iconic memoir, Gucci Mane gifts us with his playbook for living your best life.
9. Changes: An Oral History of Tupac Shakur
Author: by Sheldon Pearce
A New Yorker writer’s intimate, revealing account of Tupac Shakur’s life and legacy, timed to the fiftieth anniversary of his birth and twenty-fifth anniversary of his death. In the summer of 2020, Tupac Shakur’s single Changes became an anthem for the worldwide protests against the murder of George Floyd.
The song became so popular, in fact, it was vaulted back onto the iTunes charts more than twenty years after its releasemaking it clear that Tupac’s music and the way it addresses systemic racism, police brutality, mass incarceration, income inequality, and a failing education system is just as important now as it was back then.
In Changes, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Tupac’s birth and twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, Sheldon Pearce offers one of the most thoughtful and comprehensive accounts yet of the artist’s life and legacy. Pearce, an editor and writer at The New Yorker, interviews dozens who knew Tupac throughout various phases of his life.
10. Hurricanes: A Memoir
Author: by Rick Ross
Hanover Square Press
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*A gripping journey. PeopleThe highly anticipated memoir from hip-hop icon Rick Ross chronicles his coming of age amid Miami’s crack epidemic, his star-studded controversies and his unstoppable rise to fame. Rick Ross is an indomitable presence in the music industry, but few people know his full story.
Now, for the first time, Ross offers a vivid, dramatic and unexpectedly candid account of his early childhood, his tumultuous adolescence and his dramatic ascendancy in the world of hip-hop. Born William Leonard Roberts II, Ross grew up across the bridge, in a Miami at odds with the glitzy nightclubs and yachts of South Beach.
In the aftermath of the 1980 race riots, he came of age at the height of the city’s crack epidemic. All the while he honed his musical talent, overcoming setback after setback until a song called Hustlin’ changed his life forever.
From his first major label deal to the controversies, health scares, arrests and feuds he had to transcend along the way, Hurricanes is a revealing portrait of one of the biggest stars in the rap game and an intimate look at the birth of an artist.
11. Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop
Author: by Vikki Tobak
ONE OF AMAZON’S BEST ART & PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS 0F 2018AN NPR AND PITCHFORK BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2018 PICKONE OF TIME’S 25 BEST PHOTOBOOKS OF 2018NEW YORK TIMES, ASSOCIATED PRESS, WALLSTREET JOURNAL, ROLLING STONE, AND CHICAGO SUN HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE PICKThe perfect gift for music and photography fans, an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers told through their most intimate diariestheir contact sheets.
Featuring rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots alongside interviews and essays from industry legends, Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop takes readers on a chronological journey from old-school to alternative hip-hop and from analog to digital photography. The ultimate companion for music and photography enthusiasts, Contact High is the definitive history of hip-hop’s early days, celebrating the artists that shaped the iconic album covers, t-shirts and posters beloved by hip-hop fans today.
With essays from BILL ADLER, RHEA L. COMBS, FAB 5 FREDDY, MICHAEL GONZALES, YOUNG GURU, DJ PREMIER, and RZA