Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.1 × 7.47 × 0.96 in
Published: December 15, 1999
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0312242980
ISBN - 13: 9780312242985
From the Publisher
Ego Trip''s Book of Rap Lists is more popular than racism!
Hip hop is huge, and it''s time someone wrote it all down. And got it all right. With over 25 aggregate years of interviews, and virtually every hip hop single, remix and album ever recorded at their disposal, the highly respected Ego Trip staff are the ones to do it. The Book of Rap Lists runs the gamut of hip hop information. This is an exhaustive, indispensable and completely irreverant bible of true hip hip knowledge.
About the Author
Sacha Jenkins -much like rap great KRS One-is hip hip. Sachy-Sach, his sister Dominiqe, and their artistically inclined, Haitian-born mom-dukes, Monart, moved to Astoria, Queens, NY from Silver Springs, MD in the summer of 1977. Their Philadelphia, PA-reared, filmmaking/Emmy Award-winning pop-dukes, Horace was already living in NYC at the time (100th Street & Central Park West, to be exact...blocks away from the infamous Rock Steady Park). During the school week, young Sacha spent his post three o''clock days playing stickball and skelly. Then... 1980: Sacha was blessed by an elder with an instrument of destruction that would forever change his life. "PK," a local subway scrawler with some inter-borough celebrity, handed the young boy a very juiced-up Pilot magic marker. 1988: Inspired by a the International Graffiti Times (a rag published by aerosol legend Phase 2 and David Schmidlap), Sacha would put together Graphic Scenes & X-plicit Language -a zine dedicated to, yep, graf. And poetry. And anti-Gulf War rants. And humor. And towards the end, in 1991, music. 1992: Beat Down , America''s first hip hop newspaper, is launched by Sacha and a childhood friend have a falling out. Bye bye, Black bird. June, 1994: Ego Trip magazine is born. 1996: Sacha writes for Vibe, Rolling Stone , and Spin . He gets a Writer-At-Large then Music Editor gig at Vibe . Present: In his spare time, Sacha likes to play guitar, collect Planet of the Apes action figures and listen to rap that i
"You hold in your hands a powerful tool, a document rich in humor and obsessive devotion.
Packed with history and compulsively readable, Ego Trip''s Book of Rap Lists is bound to spark
as many arguments as it settles. Buy the damn thing." --Joe Levy, Music Editor, Rolling Stone
"A must-have for any rap aficionado." --Russell Simmons
"Fearlessly funny, encyclopedic in scope, and sure to start more beef than Oscar Mayer, this
book-like everything Ego Trip touches-is pure hip hop." --Alan Light, Editor-in-Chief, Spin
"Essential brain-food for hungry hip hoppers." --Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, Editor-in-Chief, The
"A wealth of useful information on one of the four elements of hip hop. Wow! Who had time for
this?" --Danny Hoch
"The best book I''ve ever read-and I can''t read!" --Chris Rock