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Rap N' Roll asks a flurry of tough questions and then forces the reader to come up with well thought out answers: Is rap the new rock n' roll? Is the book publishing industry really on its deathbed? Are you spending more time on pinterest than on your prose? If you live in Toronto, has the TTC become an acronym that stands for Totally Terrible Crap? Take the plunge...


The first biography of superstar rapper Drake examines the life of Aubrey Drake Graham, whose path to super stardom has been anything but typical. Raised in Toronto’s upscale Forest Hill neighbourhood by his Jewish mother, the multi-talented entertainer first made a name for himself as an actor on the popular teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation before becoming one of the world’s most successful rappers.


Hip Hop World examines the hip hop scene as it exists throughout the world (i.e. Asia, Africa, Europe, South Asia, Middle East, Latin America) and in Aboriginal communities, revealing the form's musical inspirations; from Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, African American sex satirists, comedians, civil rights-fueled funk musicians, spoken word luminaries, and dub and Nuyorican poetry. Includes teachers resources with lesson plans.


Hip Hop is a popular textbook used in many classrooms throughout North America. Covering everything from hip hop's origins, slanguage and fashion to its lyrics and heated gender issues, this title serves as the perfect Hip Hop 101 primer for those interested in learning more about the culture.


Some of Canada's most acclaimed personalities, intellectuals, entertainers, athletes and activists including Mike "Pinball" Clemons, Broken Social Scene's Charles Spearin, soccer star Dwayne De Rosario, Fucked Up's Damian Abraham and best-selling author Lawrence Hill (Book of Negroes) share revelations about fatherhood, from the comic to the tragic. This cross-cultural fatherhood collection also intersects modern day fatherhood with the worlds of technology, hip hop, and hipster culture.


An inside peek at the life of an iconic MuchMusic VJ who helped usher in Much's unconventional style of political reportage. Included are never-before-told stories of interviewing Tupac just days before his murder, going toe-to-toe with Madonna, Eminem, Dr. Dre and Janet Jackson, all the way to coercing a very pregnant Lauryn Hill-on-sabbatical to perform an exclusive unplugged concert at his MuchMusic goodbye blocko party.

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