Hip Hop Research, a new blog from Clyde Smith devoted to documenting academic studies of hip hop, has reached 51 titles with more on the way.
Entries feature the book's cover art, when available, and basic links to WorldCat, a world library search engine, as well as options from Amazon and Google for checking out the book's content.
The long term goal is to use this book list as a basis for an annotated bibligraphy of academic studies of hip hop but it's pretty cool just to see what researchers have already accomplished in this area of study.
Please pass this news on to students, educators, researchers and folks who like to know what's up!
Queens Reigns Supreme by Ethan Brown
I just got hold of a copy of Ethan Brown's Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent and the Rise of the Hip-Hop Hustler and I'm really looking forward to reading it. I'll do some sort of follow-up once I've checked it out.
Ethan Brown blogs on related topics and is working on a book titled Snitch: Informers, Cooperators, and the Corruption of Justice.