Rap-Up: The Ultimate Guide to Hip-Hop and R&B

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9780446178204: Rap-Up: The Ultimate Guide to Hip-Hop and R&B

In this fun, edgy, and essential guide, the editors of today's hottest music magazine give you the ultimate, all-access pass to the exciting world of hip-hop and contemporary R&B. From the megaselling songs to the biggest stars to the most outrageous scandals, RAP-UP gives you a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at the revolutionary music that's transforming pop culture. Discover:
HISTORY LESSON How it all started, from rappers armed with toy keyboards and ambition...to breakout groups like Run-D.M.C. and Public Enemy who brought the 'hood to the suburbs and changed music forever.
THE NEW NEW SCHOOL One-of-a-kind profiles of Jay-Z, Beyoncé, 50 Cent, Usher, Ciara, and all the hottest artists. And a look at the moguls and producers who shape the hits, including urban-flow stylist Jermaine Dupri, off-center innovators The Neptunes, and techno-beat genius Timbaland.
WHERE'S THE BEEF? The inside story on rap's most notorious battles, from the legendary Juice Crew vs. Boogie Down Productions duel over hip-hop bragging rights, to the Jay-Z vs. Nas battle-of-the-giants, to the 50 Cent vs. The Game take-no-prisoners faceoff.
FROM HOLLIS TO HOLLYWOOD A comprehensive list of hip-hop on the silver screen-the good, the bad, and the performers (Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah) who achieved box office gold and Oscar fame.
Complete with takes on must-own CDs and tracks, pop quizzes, career highlights, and artist road maps, this unique, definitive book is all you need to get down with everything hip-hop and R&B.

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Devin and Cameron are ready to bring their success as magazine visionaries to the next level. The dominance of the Rap-Up brand has made the brothers savvy pop culture chroniclers and medigenic spokesmen. Intelligent and engaging, Devin and Cameron have appeared on CNN Headline News, ABC News, VHI, E!, and mtvU. They have been featured in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, USA WEEKEND, GRAMMY Magazine, Entrepreneur, Folio, The Los Angeles Daily News, and more.

Both Devin and Cameron live in Los Angeles.

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