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Ego Trip's: Book of Rap Lists

by Elliott Wilson, Jeff Mao, Sacha Jenkins

St. Martin's Press | December 15, 1999 | Trade Paperback

Ego Trip's: Book of Rap Lists is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.1 × 7.47 × 0.96 in

Published: December 15, 1999

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312242980

ISBN - 13: 9780312242985

Found in: Pop and Rock, Rap

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Real This book is all you need to know about the history of artists and the art itself. The obscure topics and entertaining content are well worth the price. Everything from number one chart toppers,to rappers who have survived shootings,to wax wars,to atheletes who can't rock the mic. This is not your typical book with a topic. It litterally is a book of lists,(which is a bonus if you have no attention span like me)that you can pick up and put down anytime(though it is a hard to put down). If you have any interest in the culture,the politics or the hype overall, you'll love this great breakdown of a culture that will never die.
Date published: 2002-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 2nd best book about Hip Hop ever After Hip Hop America by Nelson George, this is perhaps the finest addition to Rap's (slim) library. In a genre short on history, it fills in the gaps that would otherwise be forgotten and exposes the truth lurking underneath all the hype. Plus, it tells us who has the worst teeth in Hip Hop, which is worth EVERY PENNY.
Date published: 2000-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 2nd best book about Hip Hop ever After Hip Hop America by Nelson George, this is perhaps the finest addition to Rap's (slim) library. In a genre short on history, it fills in the gaps that would otherwise be forgotten and exposes the truth lurking underneath all the hype. Plus, it tells us who has the worst teeth in Hip Hop, which is worth EVERY PENNY.
Date published: 2000-11-13

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Ego Trip's: Book of Rap Lists

by Elliott Wilson, Jeff Mao, Sacha Jenkins

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.1 × 7.47 × 0.96 in

Published: December 15, 1999

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

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
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Editorial Reviews

"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
Source

"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