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25 Volume Set

72 pages
ISBN 978-1-4222-0108-4
Dewey Decimal #: 700,900
7.25" x 9.25"

TWEEN-AGERS and UP


This Hot, New, Revised Series tells the stories of the "MOVERS & SHAKERS" in the Multi-Billion Dollar Hip-Hop Industry with the intent to make reading fun and educational at the same time. A Short History of the Roots, Rise, and Current Status of each artist is given with many full-color engaging photographs of the personalities at different stages of their lives in each book. The Series was created to improve the literacy skills and academic grades of young readers and is supported by our "Read 2 Succeed through Hip-Hop" Project, with an "educational curriculum" for teachers and parents to test students for reading comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, etc. Prizes, Scholarships, Grants, Tutors, Mentors, Meet & Greet opportunities with Stars and other incentives are offered to Book Club Members.
For info send an email to Hiphopbooks@yahoo.com.


Black Eyed Peas
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0283-8




will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and Fergie are Grammy Award-winning hip-hop stars!Black Eyed Peas tells the story of how the Peas came to be, their personal and professional struggles, and their monumental success. Readers will learn about the pre-Fergie Peas and how Stacy Ferguson helped the Black Eyed Peas become worldwide names in hip-hop. In Black Eyed Peas, readers will also...

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Busta Rhymes
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0284-5




In a career that regularly eats stars up and spits them out, Busta Rhymes has proved to be the exception. Busta and his fans have seen hip-hop artists soar to the top, and then freefall to the bottom. Yet, Busta has found what it takes to reach the top, and most important, stay there.Busta Rhymes tells the story of...

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Christina Aguilera
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0285-2




From Mouseketeer, to sex kitten, to glam queen-that's the path Christina Aguilera has taken on her way to becoming a music icon. In Christina Aguilera, the author takes readers along on Christina's journey to superstardom.That path hasn't been a smooth one for Christina. At different points in her career, she has faced the disapproval of critics and fans. But,...

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Ciara
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0286-9




In a genre dominated by men, it can be hard for a female to be taken seriously. But the hip-hop world has taken notice of Ciara and welcomed her into its fold.Ciara tells the story of the young singer from Atlanta, Georgia. Readers will learn how she began her career in music, how she has risen to the top...

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Cypress Hill
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0287-6




B-Real, Sen Dog, DJ Muggs, Eric Bobo. Separately, they might be just strange-sounding names (except for Eric). But together, they make up Cypress Hill, one of the most successful hip-hop groups around.In Cypress Hill, the author tells the story of how the group was formed and found its fan base. And it wasn't easy. Readers will discover the near-miss...

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Daddy Yankee
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0288-3




His name may sound as though he comes from New York, but Daddy Yankee was born and raised in Puerto Rico. To many, he might be a relative unknown, but to a growing number of fans all over the world, the name Daddy Yankee is synonymous with reggaeton.Daddy Yankee tells the story of this hard-working, incredibly successful musician. From...

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DMX
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0289-0




He raps about good and evil, life and death, God and the devil. He calls himself a messenger of truth. The music world calls him DMX, and he's one of the most successful rap artists ever.In DMX, the author tells the artist's story-the good and the not so good. After spending much of his youth in group homes, the...

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Don Omar
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0290-6




Though reggaeton is relatively new on the music scene, it's popularity is skyrocketing. One of the biggest names in reggaeton is Don Omar, and he is rapidly becoming a force on the world stage.But who is Don Omar? In Don Omar, the author tells the story of this former youth pastor's rise to superstardom in reggaeton. Readers will learn...

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Fat Joe
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0291-3




Fat Joe has been around almost since the beginning of hip-hop. He might not have sold the most albums, but he?s lasted in the very competitive music world longer than many. He's never adopted a more pop sound to become more commercial. That's one of the things his many fans love about him.In Fat Joe, the author tells how...

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The Game
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0292-0




Everything seemed to be going in the right direction for The Game. His basketball skills brought him a college scholarship that could lead to a life outside the projects. Then it all fell apart.In The Game, the author tells the story of how the young hip-hop star's hopes for a college education came to a screeching halt and a...

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Hip-Hop Around the World
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0293-7




Hip-hop-the culture, the fashion, and the music-started on the streets and in the clubs of the Bronx in New York City. For young people living in the borough's poverty-stricken neighborhoods, it was an inexpensive way to have fun. But it was also a way to spread the word of what the real world was likeIn Hip-Hop Around the World,...

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Ice Cube
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0294-4




Today he's probably best known as an actor, with roles in such popular movies as Three Kings, Barbershop, and Are We There Yet? But, Ice Cube was a hip-hop pioneer.Ice Cube tells the story of one of the biggest names in gangsta rap history. His sometimes profane, sexist, and hatred-filled lyrics became a symbol of what many felt was...

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Ivy Queen
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0295-1




In a genre dominated by male artists, Ivy Queen has managed to break out as a major star in reggaeton music. Ivy Queen tells the story of this deep-voiced woman's rise to success and fame outside of her native Puerto Rico. Her songs tell the story of domestic abuse, single mothers, and other issues women can relate to. But...

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Jennifer Lopez
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0296-8




Jennifer Lopez is one of the biggest names in entertainment today. Whether it?s film, television, dance, music, or even fashion, Jennifer "J.Lo" is a truly multifaceted star.So how did Jennifer get so successful? Jennifer Lopez tells the story of how Jenny from the block got to be the "Jenny From the Block." Readers will learn about her childhood in...

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Juelz Santana
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0297-5




At an age when most are settling into their first real jobs, hip-hop star Juelz Santana is well on his way to becoming an empire. The kid from Harlem has come a long way in a short time.Juelz Santana tells the story of the young musician's rise to fame, first as a well-respected collaborator and then as a solo...

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Lil' Wayne
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0298-2




While most kids his age were playing sports, going to movies, watching television, or listening to music, Lil Wayne was planning for his future. He knew what he wanted to do with his life, and it was never too early to start on his path to becoming a hip-hop legend.What was it about this young kid that made him...

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Lloyd Banks
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0299-9




Even as a young boy, Christopher Charles Lloyd loved to write down his thoughts. As Lloyd Banks, he has used that talent to become one of the biggest names in hip-hop, especially in the world of mixtapes.In Lloyd Banks, readers will learn about the evolution of this music star. While other teens hung out with friends their own age,...

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Nas
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0300-2




In a music genre where the lyrics seem to focus on drugs, violence, and hate, Nas stands out as a symbol of hope. His lyrics are deep, even spiritual-a thinking-person's rhyme.But as readers of Nas will soon discover, there's more to Nasir Jones-Nas. In truth, the artist is a definition of contradiction. He?s done his share of rhyming about...

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Outkast
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0301-9




Few people can sit still when the beat of "Hey Ya!" comes over the airwaves. The bouncy beat gets toes tapping, shoulders shrugging, and heads bobbing. It gets the audience involved.And fans all over the world love OutKast, Andre 3000 and Big Boi. In OutKast, the author lets readers in on what it is that makes the guys such...

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Pitbull
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0302-6




He's as stubborn as the breed of dog from which he took his stage name. Miami rapper Pitbull has used that stubbornness, and a lot of hard work, to become one of the best-known rappers around.In Pitbull, readers will learn the story of Armando Perez: Pitbull. The author tells how the son of Cuban immigrants survived a childhood of...

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T.I.
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0303-3




The man known by two initials "T.I."is one of the most successful hip-hop artists today. T.I. tells the story of this multifaceted music icon.T.I. has won many awards for his music, including prestigious Grammy Awards. He's worked with some of the biggest names in the business. T.I. hit the ground running when he decided to become a hip-hop artist.T.I....

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Wu-Tang Clan
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0304-0




So, what's a Wu-Tang Clan? Well, it's just one of the biggest groups in hip-hop history. In the case of the Wu-Tang Clan, "biggest" doesn't refer just to the crew's popularity or record sales. It also refers to the number of members: nine.Wu-Tang Clan tells the story of how three cousins joined together to form the groups that would...

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Xzibit
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0305-7




Rapper Xzibit has a huge and hugely loyal fan base. They don't care that some people believe his lyrics are too violent or too profane. To Xzibit's fans, they are lyrics that tell the story of the real world. Unlike some artists who adopted a more pop sound so they could sell more records, Xzibit's fans point to the...

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Young Jeezy
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0306-4




How does a young musician from Georgia turn the hip-hop world upside down? He gets so good that an influential magazine names him "New York's King of Hip-Hop." Who is this hip-hop star? Young Jeezy, of course.In Young Jeezy, readers will learn how he achieved this lofty title. After all, he's not been in the music industry's major leagues...

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Yung Joc
$8.50 [plus S&H]
ISBN 978-1-4222-0307-1




He's one of the newest, and youngest, hip-hop performers out there, but Yung Joc has proved himself to be a formidable force. He's already one of the highest paid hip-hop stars performing today!Yung Joc tells how this young artist has come so far so fast. Readers will learn about his childhood in Georgia and how he decided on a...

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