The Next Next Level

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ISBN: 9781612194479
Release Date: 2015-07-14
Number of pages: 192
Author: Leon Neyfakh
Publisher: Melville House

Download and read online The Next Next Level in PDF and EPUB In the tradition of Carl Wilson’s Let’s Talk About Love, an unforgettable account of fame, fandom, and the problem of making art in the twenty-first century In his multi-hyphenate ambitions, the musician who calls himself Juiceboxxx couldn’t be more modern—you might call him a punk rock-rapper-DJ-record executive-energy drink-magnate. Journalist Leon Neyfakh has been something more than a fan of Juiceboxxx’s since he was a teenager, when he booked a show for the artist in a church basement in his hometown of Oak Park, Illinois. Juiceboxxx went on to the tireless, lonely, possibly hopeless pursuit of success on his own terms—no club was too dank, no futon too grubby, if it helped him get to the next, next level. And, for years, Neyfakh remained haunted from afar: was art really worth all the sacrifices? If it was, how did you know you’d made it? And what was the difference, anyway, between a person like Juiceboxxx—who devoted his life to being an artist—and a person like Neyfakh, who elected instead to pursue a stable career and a comfortable, middle-class existence? Much more than a brilliant portrait of a charismatic musician always on the verge of something big, The Next Next Level is a wholly contemporary story of art, obsession, fame, ambition, and friendship—as well as viral videos, rap-rock, and the particulars of life on the margins of culture. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Blattgefl ster

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ISBN: 9783641114381
Release Date: 2016-10-03
Number of pages: 416
Author: Hope Jahren
Publisher: Ludwig

Download and read online Blattgefl ster in PDF and EPUB Eine hinreißende Geschichte über Pflanzen, Liebe und die Wissenschaft Hope Jahren hat das, wovon viele Menschen träumen: einen Beruf, der ihr Herz und ihr Leben erfüllt. Seit sie denken kann, ist die Geo-Biologin fasziniert von der Natur – von Pflanzen, Bäumen, Blättern, Samenkörnern und den unglaublichen Geschichten, die sie uns erzählen, sogar noch in fossiler Form. Wie ist es beispielsweise möglich, dass ein Kirschkern hundert Jahre lang geduldig warten kann, bis er sich auf einmal dazu entscheidet zu keimen? Hope Jahrens Werdegang von der kindlichen Forscherin zur angesehenen Wissenschaftlerin, die sich trotz zahlreicher Hindernisse in einer Männerwelt behauptet, ist eine inspirierende und mitreißende Geschichte voller Leidenschaft, Durchhaltevermögen und ewiger Neugierde. Ein wunderbares Gleichnis über die Kraft der Natur und die Freude des Entdeckens, das einen ganz neuen Blick auf die Pflanzenwelt eröffnet. Seite für Seite. Blatt für Blatt. Für die New York Times ist Hope Jahrens »Blattgeflüster« eines der 100 besten Bücher des Jahres 2016.


Rap Up

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ISBN: 9780446511629
Release Date: 2008-02-29
Number of pages: 352
Author: Devin Lazerine
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Rap Up in PDF and EPUB In this fun, edgy, and essential guide, the editors of today's hottest music magazine give you the ultimate, all-access pass to the exciting world of hip-hop and contemporary R&B. From the megaselling songs to the biggest stars to the most outrageous scandals, RAP-UP gives you a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at the revolutionary music that's transforming pop culture. Discover: HISTORY LESSON How it all started, from rappers armed with toy keyboards and ambition...to breakout groups like Run-D.M.C. and Public Enemy who brought the 'hood to the suburbs and changed music forever. THE NEW NEW SCHOOL One-of-a-kind profiles of Jay-Z, Beyoncé, 50 Cent, Usher, Ciara, and all the hottest artists. And a look at the moguls and producers who shape the hits, including urban-flow stylist Jermaine Dupri, off-center innovators The Neptunes, and techno-beat genius Timbaland. WHERE'S THE BEEF? The inside story on rap's most notorious battles, from the legendary Juice Crew vs. Boogie Down Productions duel over hip-hop bragging rights, to the Jay-Z vs. Nas battle-of-the-giants, to the 50 Cent vs. The Game take-no-prisoners faceoff. FROM HOLLIS TO HOLLYWOOD A comprehensive list of hip-hop on the silver screen-the good, the bad, and the performers (Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah) who achieved box office gold and Oscar fame. Complete with takes on must-own CDs and tracks, pop quizzes, career highlights, and artist road maps, this unique, definitive book is all you need to get down with everything hip-hop and R&B.


The Hate U Give

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ISBN: 9783641200145
Release Date: 2017-07-24
Number of pages: 512
Author: Angie Thomas
Publisher: cbt Verlag

Download and read online The Hate U Give in PDF and EPUB »Umwerfend und brillant, ein Klassiker!« Bestsellerautor John Green Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen...


This Day in Rap and Hip Hop History

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ISBN: 9781788400060
Release Date: 2017-10-05
Number of pages: 400
Author: Chuck D
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online This Day in Rap and Hip Hop History in PDF and EPUB Foreword by Shepard Fairey. If you want to understand our culture. To learn knowledge itself. Truth about the art form of poetry in motion. The struggle of our community through rhyme and rhythm. This is the book that inspired me long before I found my place in hip-hop. The power of self-expression. Unapologetically. Taught by the teacher himself. Chuck D!!! Kendrick Lamar This book is required reading for those who claim to know hip-hop, love hip-hop, and want their information from a true Master and General of the hip-hop culture...Public Enemy #1, Chuck D! Ice-T Chuck D wasn't put here to play any games. He created the greatest hip-hop album in my opinion to date, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. But the very first minute he sonically appeared to us, I knew rap was changed forever. Power, awareness, strength, and militancy is his stance in a world obsessed with punishing poor people. I knew he would righteously and boldly die so that a little young boy he didn't even know from Queensbridge could live. He attacked wickedness head-on being the rappin' rhino terror that he is. He represented for all of us putting his life on the line and making the right music fighting for hip hop, the youth, truth, and justice. Chuck D made the lane for people like me to walk. Nas Reading this book is like reliving my life all over again. Chuck D is Dope!!! LL Cool J In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and "Rapper's Delight," hip-hop and rap have become a billion-pound worldwide cultural phenomenon that reaches well beyond music, into fashion, movies, art and politics. Yet there is no definitive history of the genre - until now. This massive compendium details the most iconic moments and influential songs in the genre's recorded history, from Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin'" to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Kendrick Lamar's verse on "Control." Also included are key events in hip-hop history, from Grandmaster Flash's first scratch through to Tupac's holographic appearance at Coachella. Throughout the book, Chuck offers an insider's perspective on the chart toppers, artists and key moments. Illustrating the pages are more than 150 portraits from mADurgency, an artist collective specialising in art and design for the hip-hop community.


Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip Hop History

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ISBN: 9780316430982
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Number of pages: 352
Author: Chuck D
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip Hop History in PDF and EPUB A comprehensive, chronological survey of rap and hip hop from 1973 to the present by Chuck D, arguably the most influential rapper in the world. In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and "Rapper's Delight," hip hop and rap have become a billion-dollar worldwide phenomenon. Yet there is no definitive history of the genre-until now. Based on Chuck's long-running show on Rapstation.com, this massive compendium details the most iconic moments and influential songs in the genre's recorded history, from Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin'" to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Kendrick Lamar's ground-breaking verse on "Control." Also included are key events in hip hop history, from Grandmaster Flash's first scratch through Tupac's holographic appearance at Coachella. Throughout, Chuck offers his insider's perspective on the chart toppers and show stoppers as he lived it. Illustrating the pages are more than 100 portraits from the talented artists specializing in hip hop.


W nschen und bekommen

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ISBN: 9783843702072
Release Date: 2011-09-16
Number of pages: 224
Author: Esther Hicks
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

Download and read online W nschen und bekommen in PDF and EPUB Mit diesen einfachen Einsichten kann jeder sein Leben so ausrichten, dass auch unerreichbare Ziele in greifbare Nähe rücken. Wer sich mit der Urkraft des Universums verbindet, dem eröffnen sich neue Welten, in denen Wünschen und Bekommen eins werden.


Fillory Die Zauberer

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ISBN: 9783104009902
Release Date: 2010-09-08
Number of pages: 672
Author: Lev Grossman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

Download and read online Fillory Die Zauberer in PDF and EPUB In der geheimen Welt des verborgenen Wissens hat die Macht einen schrecklich hohen Preis Quentin Coldwater steht kurz vor dem Abschluss der Highschool. Die Schule langweilt ihn – wie ihn eigentlich alles langweilt außer Fillory, das magische Land aus den phantastischen Büchern, die er liebt. Doch plötzlich findet sich Quentin, der gerade noch durch Brooklyn gelaufen ist, selbst in einer magischen Welt wieder, an einer geheimen Zauberschule: Brakebills College. Und auch Fillory gibt es wirklich. Aber es ist keine heile Welt, sondern ein düsterer Ort, von dem eine schreckliche Bedrohung ausgeht. Quentin und seine Freunde begeben sich auf eine gefährliche Reise – und müssen sich einem alles entscheidenden Kampf stellen... »Fillory verhält sich zu Harry Potter wie ein Glas Whiskey zu einem Becher dünnen Tees. Fest verankert sowohl in der Tradition des Fantasyromans als auch in der der allgemeinen Literatur, spielt er an auf die Welten von Oz und Narnia - auch Harry Potter lässt grüßen. Aber glauben Sie ja nicht, das sei ein Kinderbuch. Grossmans Gefühlswelten sind durch und durch erwachsen, seine Erzählweise düster, gefährlich und voller überraschender Wendungen. Hogwarts war nie so« George R. R. Martin, Das Lied von Eis und Feuer – A Game of Thrones


Wenn es hart auf hart kommt

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ISBN: 9783864702303
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Ben Horowitz
Publisher: books4success

Download and read online Wenn es hart auf hart kommt in PDF and EPUB Ein Unternehmen zu führen bedeutet, auch unangenehme Entscheidungen treffen und umsetzen zu müssen. Wie entlässt man Mitarbeiter? Wie degradiert man Freunde? Ist es in Ordnung, Personal von der Firma eines Freundes abzuwerben? "Wenn Facebook-Chef Mark Zuckerberg angesichts des brutalen Innovationstempos im Tech-Business die Furcht überkommt, dann holt er sich Rat bei einem Mann: Ben Horowitz". Mit diesen Worten leitet das manager-magazin seinen Artikel zum "Buch des Monats" ein. Venture-Capital-Guru Horowitz ist im Silicon Valley eine Legende - er ist einer der erfolgreichsten, erfahrensten und bekanntesten Wagniskapital¬geber im Brennpunkt der IT-Industrie. Horowitz erklärt, wie eine Führungskraft mit schwierigen Situationen umgehen sollte, um aus einem Start-up ein erfolgreiches Unternehmen zu machen. Dabei gibt er praktisch umsetzbare Ratschläge für die schwierigen und unangenehmen Situationen im Leben eines Managers, die er mit eigenen Erfahrungen untermauert. Ein Buch aus der Praxis für die Praxis!


Playing at the Next Level

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ISBN: 9781476625577
Release Date: 2016-10-21
Number of pages: 312
Author: Ken Horowitz
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online Playing at the Next Level in PDF and EPUB "Definitely worth a read...a great inside look at the video game industry in the '90s...a concise, highly-readable documentary of Sega's story...an eye-opening narrative that testifies to the challenges of making it in the video game industry...much to enjoy...hard-pressed to find a more appropriate and approachable volume"--M. Brandon Robbins, level250geek. Today a multinational video game developer, Sega was the first to break Nintendo's grip on the gaming industry, expanding from primarily an arcade game company to become the dominant game console manufacturer in North America. A major part of that success came from the hard work and innovation of its subsidiary, Sega of America, who in a little more than a decade wrested the majority market share from Nintendo and revolutionized how games were made. Drawing on interviews with nearly 100 Sega alumni, this book traces the development of the company, revealing previously undocumented areas of game-making history, including Sega's relationship with Tonka, the creation of its internal studios, and major breakthroughs like the Sega Channel and HEAT Network. More than 40 of the company's most influential games are explored in detail.


Vibe

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Release Date: 2001-09
Number of pages: 272
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Download and read online Vibe in PDF and EPUB Vibe is the lifestyle guide to urban music and culture including celebrities, fashion, beauty, consumer electronics, automotive, personal care/grooming, and, always, music. Edited for a multicultural audience Vibe creates trends as much as records them.


Reefer Movie Madness

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ISBN: 9781613120163
Release Date: 2011-02-04
Number of pages: 336
Author: Shirley Halperin
Publisher: Abrams

Download and read online Reefer Movie Madness in PDF and EPUB Reefer Movie Madness is the perfect follow-up to Halperin and Bloom’s big-selling Pot Culture. It’s the most extensive guide ever to movies for the stoner audience, a real market that has proven its mass appeal with the successful Harold and Kumar franchise and the Judd Apatow library (Pineapple Express, Superbad). In addition to entries on more than 420 films, there are contributions from well known actors, movie directors, musicians, and celebrities, including Jason Mraz, comedian Andy Milonakis, Snoop Dogg, Doug Benson, and Cheech & Chong. Reefer Movie Madness covers it all, from pot-fueled comedies and druggy dramas to sci-fi flicks and 1960s artifacts to documentaries, musicals, and blockbusters. With its colorful, easy-to-follow format and lots of eye-grabbing photos, sidebars (“Real Pot or Not? An On-Set Exposé”), lists (“DIY Inventions by Clever Movie Stoners”), and Q&As, Reefer Movie Madness is the guide­book that bong-hitting movie buffs have been longing for.


City on Fire

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ISBN: 9783104031774
Release Date: 2016-03-10
Number of pages: 1080
Author: Garth Risk Hallberg
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

Download and read online City on Fire in PDF and EPUB Von Garth Risk Hallberg - der neuen Stimme der amerikanischen Gegenwartsliteratur – der große, überwältigende Roman über New York City New York City, Neujahrsabend 1977. Ein Schneesturm zieht über die Stadt, Feuerwerk erleuchtet den Himmel und im Central Park fallen Schüsse. Die Ereignisse der Nacht bringen eine Gruppe unvergesslicher Figuren zusammen: Die schwerreichen Erben William und Regan Hamilton-Sweeney, Mercer, der am großen amerikanischen Roman schreibt, die Punk-Kids Sam und Charlie aus der Vorstadt, den besessenen Magazin-Reporter Richard und den Cop Larry. Sie alle leben und lieben hier, in der großen Stadt, die bankrott und gefährlich ist und zugleich vor Energie platzt. Als dann am 13. Juli 1977 die Lichter ausgehen, gerät New York City in den Ausnahmezustand – und nach dem Stromausfall ist kein Leben wie zuvor. Ein großer Roman über Liebe, Betrug und Vergebung, über Kunst, Wahrheit und Rock’n’Roll mitten in New York City - kunstvoll, überbordend, außergewöhnlich.


The Concise Guide to Hip Hop Music

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ISBN: 9781250034823
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Number of pages: 240
Author: Paul Edwards
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Download and read online The Concise Guide to Hip Hop Music in PDF and EPUB In 1973, the music scene was forever changed by the emergence of hip-hop. Masterfully blending the rhythmic grooves of funk and soul with layered beats and chanted rhymes, artists such as DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash paved the way for an entire new genre and generation of musicians. In this comprehensive, accessible guide, Paul Edwards breaks down the difference between old school and new school, recaps the biggest influencers of the genre, and sets straight the myths and misconceptions of the artists and their music. Fans old and new alike will all learn something new about the history and development of hip-hop, from its inception up through the current day, in The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music.


Jet

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Release Date: 1999-08-02
Number of pages: 66
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Download and read online Jet in PDF and EPUB The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.