Soren Baker’s “The History of Gangster Rap” Out on Abrams Books on Oct. 2

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“The History Of Gangster Rap” By Soren Baker (Book Trailer)

A lot of young people may be surprised to know that there were plenty of eras before their current one. It’s also important that the Hip Hop Culture takes it’s time to educate the rappers of today on the ones who started it also. Author Soren Baker plans to do so with his new book The History of Gangster Rap coming this October. Read more about the book below:

Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine the evolution of gangster rap, its main players, and the culture that created this revolutionary music. With a critical eye and insider’s perspective, Baker covers all the most important singles, albums, and projects, and reveals how their music led to the next generation of artists and the evolution of the genre. Filled with interviews with key players such as Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and dozens more, as well as sidebars, breakout bios of notorious characters, lists, charts, and more, the book hones in on the story of the music itself. The History of Gangster Rap is the essential book that contextualizes the importance of gangster rap as a cultural phenomenon.

Check out the trailer for the book below on YouTube. Support the culture!


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