The Best Hip Hop Books Of All Time

It Was All A Dream: Biggie and the World That Made Him by Justin Tinsley

Dilla Time by Dan Charnas

The Big Payback by Dan Charnas

The Wu-Tang Manual by The RZA

From Staircase To Stage: The Story of Raekwon and The Wu-Tang Clan by Raekwon

My Infamous Life by Prodigy

Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies Vol 1 & 2 – Brian Coleman

Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove – Questlove

Ego Trip’s Book of Rap Lists by Sasha Jenkins

The Come Up: An Oral History of the Rise of Hip-Hop by Various

E.A.R.L. – The Autobiography of DMX by DMX

From The Streets Of Shaolin: The Wu-Tang Saga by S.H. Fernando

Parental Discretion Is Advised: The Rise of N.W.A. and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap by Gerrick Kennedy

Split Decision: Life Stories by Ice-T & Spike

Hurricanes: A Memoir by Rick Ross

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation – Jeff Chang

Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius

Raw: My Journey Into The Wu-Tang by U-God

Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G. by Cheo Hodari Coker

Sweet Jones: Pimp C’s Trill Life Story by Julia Beverly

The Book of Jose – Fat Joe

Decoded by Jay-Z

The Way I Am by Eminem

The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed by Shea Serrano


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