In Kendrick Lamar, we get a man in his thirties who has achieved so much that music critic and journalist Marcus J. Moore, author of the upcoming THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, writes about how the rap artist “ignited the soul of Black America”.
In a quote from the blurb: “The Butterfly Effect is the extraordinary, triumphant story of a modern lyrical prophet and an American icon who has given hope to those buckling under the weight of systemic oppression, reminding everyone that through it all–“we gon’ be alright.“
The Butterfly Effect will release on October 13, 2020.
On March 23, 2021, the book THE MARATHON DON’T STOP: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle will release, authored by journalist Rob Kenner. In this biography, Kenner shares interviews from Nipsey’s inner circle of family and peers about the man who was gunned down in March 2019.
“The Marathon Don’t Stop traces the life and work of an extraordinary artist, placing him in historical context and unpacking his complex legacy. For the first time ever, members of his inner circle will speak about the man they knew and his determination to maintain integrity amidst the treacherous extremes of street life and the rap game.” – Amazon
On October 13, 2020, NY Times best selling author,award winning rap artist and entrepreneur Gucci Mane will release his second book titled THE GUCCI MANE GUIDE TO GREATNESS where he will share the principles in which he lives by in order to succeed in life, beyond the trials and tribulations that will come, in order to motivate others to not give up.
LeCrae, award winning Christian rap artist and author will release his second title I AM RESTORED on October 13, 2020 which follows “Lecrae’s loss of faith after the experiences of his past threatened to ruin his career and life.“
I AM RESTORED is a true story that gives the testimony that “no matter what you’ve experienced, God is near, He hears, and He’s not done with you yet.“
In a celebration of rap legends, author Candace McDuffie will release the new book 50 Rappers Who Changed the World on October 27, 2020.
“50 Rappers Who Changed the World profiles some of the genre’s biggest influencers, from the 1970s until the present day. From Bronx-based legends Afrikaa Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash in the 70s, to Run-DMC and Public Enemy in the 80s, Biggie, Tupac and Snoop in the 90s, and Eminem and Jay-Z in the 00s, this is a history of music for anyone who loves rap.”- Amazon