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    Best Books That Every Hip-Hop Artist Should Read

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    Best Books That Every Hip-Hop Artist Should Read


    As a hip-hop artist, you should always be sure that you are getting acclimated with the artists who came before you, their stories, and their lessons. Let's explore a few must-reads for music lovers by some of rap's biggest names.


    E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX

    This autobiography exemplifies how hip hop can rescue a person's life. The book takes readers on a transparent look into the late DMX's personal struggles, describing how the now-iconic musician used music to overcome the challenges life threw at him, including abuse in his early years and his battle with addiction.


    Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It by Charlamagne Tha God

    Radio host Charlamagne Tha God known as "Hip-Hop's Howard Stern," documents his own wealth of experiences that shaped his prominent media career.


    The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

    Gucci Mane discusses his story in his own words for the first time in this autobiography. This release is the fascinating account of the artist who carved out an improbable road to fame and personal redemption. Gucci Mane began penning his memoir in a federal maximum-security prison. Upon his 2016 release, he was eager to share his tale with the world. 


    Decoded by Jay-Z & Dream Hampton

    Jay-Z, one of the most acclaimed lyricists of all time, breaks down a carefully picked compilation of his records and defines the meaning and motivation behind his powerful lyrics in "Decoded."


    The Wu-Tang Manual by RZA & Chris Norris

    "The Wu-Tang Manual" unravels the deep web of personalities that constitute the Wu-Tang dynasty. 


    The Rose That Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur

    "The Rose That Grew from Concrete" is a beautifully crafted work of poetry written between 1989 and 1991 by the late California icon Tupac Shakur. It was published years after his death in 2009. 


    Hurricanes: A Memoir by Rick Ross

    Rick Ross's well-received memoir details his upbringing amid Miami's crack epidemic, his controversies, and his inevitable rise to fame. "Hurricanes" is a riveting depiction of one of the most influential performers in rap.


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