The Next Next Level A Story Of Rap Friendship And Almost Giving Up

Author: Leon Neyfakh
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 161219446X
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In the tradition of Carl Wilson’s Let’s Talk About Love, an unforgettable account of fame, fandom, and the problem of making art in the twenty-first century

In his multi-hyphenate ambitions, the musician who calls himself Juiceboxxx couldn’t be more modern—you might call him a punk rock-rapper-DJ-record executive-energy drink-magnate. Journalist Leon Neyfakh has been something more than a fan of Juiceboxxx’s since he was a teenager, when he booked a show for the artist in a church basement in his hometown of Oak Park, Illinois.

Juiceboxxx went on to the tireless, lonely, possibly hopeless pursuit of success on his own terms—no club was too dank, no futon too grubby, if it helped him get to the next, next level. And, for years, Neyfakh remained haunted from afar: was art really worth all the sacrifices? If it was, how did you know you’d made it? And what was the difference, anyway, between a person like Juiceboxxx—who devoted his life to being an artist—and a person like Neyfakh, who elected instead to pursue a stable career and a comfortable, middle-class existence?

Much more than a brilliant portrait of a charismatic musician always on the verge of something big, The Next Next Level is a wholly contemporary story of art, obsession, fame, ambition, and friendship—as well as viral videos, rap-rock, and the particulars of life on the margins of culture.


Book Of Rhymes

Author: Adam Bradley
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465094414
Size: 41.58 MB
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Updated to reflect nearly a decade of the genre's evolution, Book of Rhymes remains the definitive work on the poetry of hip hop.

Original Gangstas

Author: Ben Westhoff
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316344869
Size: 20.33 MB
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Ben Westhoff explores how this group of artists shifted the balance of hip-hop from New York to Los Angeles.

How To Rap 2

Author: Paul Edwards
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613744048
Size: 75.87 MB
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Filled with exclusive insights from hip-hop's most innovative artists, such as Tech N9ne, Crooked I, The Pharcyde, Das EFX, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Big Daddy Kane, this book takes you through the intricacies of rhythm, rhyme, and ...

Ice

Author: Ice-T
Publisher: One World
ISBN: 034552330X
Size: 23.16 MB
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But where the hype and the headlines end, the real story of Ice-T—the one few of his millions of fans have ever heard—truly begins. Ice is Ice-T in his own words—raw, uncensored, and unafraid to speak his mind.

The Crossover

Author: Kwame Alexander
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448188210
Size: 12.21 MB
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Both on and off the court, there is conflict and hardship which will test Josh’s bond with his brother. In this heartfelt novel in verse, the boys find that life doesn’t come with a play-book and it's not all about winning.

Fallin Up

Author: Taboo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143919209X
Size: 43.43 MB
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Taboo, Grammy Award–winning performing artist and founding member of the Black Eyed Peas, shares the inspiring story of his rise from the mean streets of East L.A. to the heights of international fame.

That S A Rap

Author: To Be Confirmed
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501133799
Size: 69.67 MB
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"In his first memoir, "That s a Rap," MattyB opens up about his journey so far, including what it s like to go from the boy next door to a global sensation, grow up with a sister with Down syndrome (and how he uses his songs to spread ...

Rise

Author: Trip Lee
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 0529121093
Size: 76.72 MB
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The problem is that life has already begun. It’s happening right now. And God has called you to live it. In this powerful book, Trip Lee argues it’s time to wake up and RISE, to live the way we were created to live.

Decoded Enhanced Edition

Author: Jay-Z
Publisher: Random House Group
ISBN: 0679605215
Size: 71.76 MB
Format: PDF
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This enhanced eBook includes: • Over 30 minutes of never-before-seen video* interviews with Jay-Z discussing the back-story and inspiration for his songs • Two bonus videos*: “Rap is Poetry” and “The Evolution of My Style” • ...