If I started a hip-hop book club on here...

Started by Donkey Kong Country, Apr 17, 2021, in SXN80 Book Club Add to Reading List

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  1. Donkey Kong Country
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    Donkey Kong Country they can't understand me, i'm talkin hieroglyphics

    Apr 17, 2021
    This will be starting in the next few weeks, but I wanted to give everyone time get a copy of the book.

    This book is well worth it for a physical copy because of all the graphics and illustrations, but please let me know if you need a digital copy and I can provide it.

    The Rap Year Book by Shea Serrano
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    How many of you would be interested? I don't have any concrete plans for how exactly this would work yet, I'm just gauging general interest first. I know that @Jimelej @jankland expressed interest.

    But a few thoughts on how it:
    -Would be super low-key/casual, cuz I want it to be fun/interesting and not feel like homework.
    -I'd probably highlight a few topics/questions each time but no need to write an essay (unless you want to lol). If you wanna just read along with everyone that's fine too.
    -People would also have the floor to ask questions/highlight pieces they thought were cool or want to know more about.
    -I'd provide a (free) digital copy to everyone (but of course you're free to buy a physical if you want to)
    -I think it would be cool to start with something to do with super early hip-hop (1970s-early 80s), cuz I didn't know much about this era beyond the basics until I actively sought out information about it.

    Definitely down for suggestions for how this could work as well!

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  2. 1999
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    Apr 17, 2021
    noname type beat

    and yes lets do it
     
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  3. jankland
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    Apr 17, 2021
    I think this would be a really good idea for people like me who have the intention to learn more about all eras of hip hop and music in general
     
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    If we do go through with this what do you think would be the first book?
     
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  5. yeez2
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    Apr 17, 2021
    Would we be doing hip hop books? Like The Way I Am, E.A.R.L, Decoded, etc.
     
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  6. Ordinary Joel
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    Apr 17, 2021
    h--- yeah. This'll be the motivation I need to start reading again. All for this and think it'll be great to learn more about our beloved genre
     
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  7. Antman
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    Apr 17, 2021
    I’m with it but no Eminem books
     
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  8. Winter
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    Winter Super Comfy

    Apr 17, 2021
    I’d be down, always in for new s--- to read
     
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  9. Tone Riggz
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    Tone Riggz There's No Cure For Being A C*nt

    Apr 17, 2021
    I could suggest some good ones but I procrastinate too much with reading.
     
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  10. icecube
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    Apr 18, 2021
    Sounds like something I would absolutely love to do. But in reality, I prob just won't have the time.

    Work (when I'm back to work anyway), travel and 2 young children gives me about 5hrs a week of "me" time.
     
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    Apr 18, 2021
    I'm reading like 10 books at the same time right now but h--- yeah I'd be down for this. I've never really delved into rap literature besides for online stuff. I'd be interested.
     
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  12. Ricky
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    Ricky All I Want Is Good Vibes

    Apr 18, 2021
    I'm in!
     
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  13. icecube
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    icecube West Coast is the Best Coast

    Apr 18, 2021
    I'm not reading in Polish
     
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  14. Jeans
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    Apr 18, 2021
    Yeah I’m down. I’ve been meaning to get around to the prodigy book anyway
     
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  15. Donkey Kong Country
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    Donkey Kong Country they can't understand me, i'm talkin hieroglyphics

    Apr 18, 2021
    Def down for suggestions! I was thinking Can't Stop Won't Stop might be a good starting point.
    Ideally I'd like to make it so even people with busy lives could participate, and pacing is def something we can titrate as we go and figure out what works.
     
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    icecube West Coast is the Best Coast

    Apr 18, 2021
    I'm 100% down to give it a try. I cycle to/from work so don't even get the pleasure of reading on a tube. It could be an idea to choose books that have an audio book as well.
     
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    Ricky All I Want Is Good Vibes

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    You will be
     
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    Time to speedrun learning a new language I guess lmao
     
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  19. Donkey Kong Country
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    Donkey Kong Country they can't understand me, i'm talkin hieroglyphics

    Apr 19, 2021
    Sounds like there's enough interest here to warrant possibly moving forward—I only say possibly because I only wanna start it if I'm certain I'll have time to keep things consistent. I'ma need to think on some things.

    If you're interested in helping/have suggestions for the way it would work/have suggestions for books plz reach out!
     
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  20. icecube
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    Apr 19, 2021
    I'm genuinely interested and excited for this.

    As for book suggestions, I'm down for anything really. I'm a fan of the music so anything that opens my eyes to its history, other artists, creativity, the future etc is all going to be good. I know someone mentioned "no Em books". Just wanna add that I don't think we should be excluding anything from the realms of possibility. That great thing about initiatives like this is that as long as you have an open mind, you might find something you like/enjoy. Also you may not but that's part of what keeps it fresh.
     
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