VIBE Book List
VIBE magazine compiled a list of the "best" eight music books...READ A BOOK...READ A MUH'F*CKIN BOOK!!
Room Full Of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix by Charles R. Cross...chronicles Hendrix' rise from Seattle ghetto to rock god.
I, Tina by Tina Turner w/ Kurt Loder...Tina reveals the good, bad, and ugly..from growing up in Tennessee to getting her ass beat by Ike to her remarkable 80's resuscitation.
Divided Soul: The Life Of Marvin Gaye by David Ritz...in-depth analysis of Marvin's life...cocaine, underage girls and his untimely death.
ego trips's Book of Rap Lists by Sacha Jenkins, Elliott Wilson, Jeff Mao, Gabriel Alvarez, and Brent Rollins...compilation of lists..."10 Songs Marley Marl Wishes He Had Produced"..."Kool Keith's Favorite Places To Pleasure Himself In Public."
Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation by Jeff Chang...chronicles the events, ideas, music and art that shaped hip hop.
Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom by Peter Guralnick...documents the soul of the 50's, 60's and 70's while telling the story of a nation.
James Brown's Live at the Apollo (33 1/3) by Douglas Wolk...details what some consider to be the greatest live album of all time against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Flyboy in the Buttermilk: Essays on Contemporary America by Greg Tate...an eye-opening look at race, politics, literature and music.