Dr. Dre in the Studio

From Compton, Death Row, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, the Game, and Mad Money : the Life, Times, and Aftermath of the Notorious Record Producer, Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre in the Studio

Brown details Dr. Dre's life, times, and history, in a way no other work has, brilliantly capturing the history of this music legend.

Suge Knight

The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Death Row Records : the Story of Marion "Suge" Knight, a Hard Hitting Study of One Man, One Company that Changed the Course of American Music Forever

Suge Knight

Author Jake Brown has woven a tale of intense drama that paved the way for some of the world’s biggest stars, including: Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog. The Suge Knight and Death Row Story details the visionary entrepreneur’s life story, encompassing his meteoric rise to the top of the charts after partnering with Dre to found Death Row Records. It tells you where Suge intends to take Hip Hop in the new millennium and features insightful interviews with business associates, family members and artists who speak candidly about his life.

Rick Rubin

In the Studio

Rick Rubin

Chroniclingrecord producer Rick Rubin'smeteoric rise in the music industry, this authoritative bookposits that he has taken greater risks than any other producer of the past 25 years. Tracing his career from Def Jam Records?founded with Russell Simmons in a New York University dorm room?to his recent years as a top independent record executive, the book also goes behind the scenes to show how Rubin created hit albums with such diverse legends as the Beastie Boys, the Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, LL Cool J, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Rage Against the Machine?as well as the great rock and metal supergroups, Audioslave, Linkin Park, and Metallica.

Kanye West in the Studio

Beats Down! Money Up! (2000-2006)

Kanye West in the Studio

Explores the career of Kanye West, focusing on the years between 2000 and 2006 and discussing his influence as a producer, rapper, and performer. Includes photographs and discography.

Tori Amos

In the Studio

Tori Amos

Part intimate profile, part detailed discography, this music compilation explores the life and work of Tori Amos, one of the most prolific alternative rock artists of the past few decades. Known for her piano-driven music and emotional, intense lyrics that delve into such topics as sexuality, religion, and personal tragedy, Amos has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. The artistic process behind the creation of these albums is revealed through exclusive interviews with people who worked alongside her in the studioone of her producers, sound engineers, and backing band membersand included is an analysis of her choice to break away from the traditional rules of the recording industry and forge her own path and musical identity. From her days as a young piano prodigy and her first band to her many years as a solo artist and her extensive touring and recording, the in-depth research into the personal influence behind Amoss music complements the chronicle of her professional career.

Dr. Dre

The Biography

Dr. Dre

A biography of the American record producer, hip hop producer, rapper, actor, and record executive reveals the family dynamics that shaped him and his music, the story behind the breakup of N.W.A., and his longstanding friendship with Snoop.

Blues, Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Hip Hop, and Rap

A Research and Information Guide

Blues, Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Hip Hop, and Rap

Despite the influence of African American music and study as a worldwide phenomenon, no comprehensive and fully annotated reference tool currently exists that covers the wide range of genres. This much needed bibliography fills an important gap in this research area and will prove an indispensable resource for librarians and scholars studying African American music and culture.

The Confessions of Rick James

Memoirs of a Super Freak

The Confessions of Rick James

To fans of sassy and savvy urban music, the name Rick James will forever be associated with the mainstream emergence of funk—that bottom-heavy blend of rock and soul that sparked a multiracial musical revolution in the 1970s and 1980s and has since influenced everything from rap to raves, punk to progressive rock. Along with the fame, the Grammy Award, and superstardom came drug abuse and even felony convictions, all of which are chronicled in this gripping, posthumous tell-all of the funk revolution.

Heart

In the Studio

Heart

Arguably the most popular and enduring female-fronted hard rock bands in rock 'n' roll history, Heart was identified by Rolling Stone in their earliest days as a ground-breaking band. With more Top 10 hits than any other female band in history, the band also rode a second wave of even greater commercial success through the 80s producing smash after smash, going on to sell 30+ million albums worldwide. Now, for the first time, fans get VIP, behind-the-scenes access to the writing and recording of all their hit albums. The book also includes exclusive interviews with Heart