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Selected Books on Hip Hop

It's bigger than hip-hop : the rise of the post-hip-hop generation
MU Ellis E185.61 .A725 2008

Hip-hop revolution : the culture and politics of rap
MU Ellis ML3918.R37 O33 2007

"It's bigger that hip hop" [electronic resource] : popular rap music and the politics of the hip hop generation

Hip hop in American cinema
MU Ellis PN1995.9.H46 D66 2007

Rhythm and blues, rap, and hip-hop
MU Ellis ML102.P66 H6 2006

From Black power to hip hop : racism, nationalism, and feminism
MU Ellis E185.625 .H55 2006

Why white kids love hip-hop : wankstas, wiggers, wannabes, and the new reality of race in America
MU Ellis ML3531 .K58 2005

Shamanism, racism, and hip-hop culture : essays on White supremacy and Black subversion
MU Ellis BF1621 .P43 2005

Hip hop matters : politics, pop culture, and the struggle for the soul of a movement
MU Ellis ML3531 .W38 2005

The hip hop generation : young Blacks and the crisis in African American culture
MU Ellis E185.86 .K58 2002

Hip Hop divas
MU Ellis ML3531 .H57 2001

Hip hop America
MU Ellis ML3531 .G46 1998

Black girlhood celebration : toward a hip-hop feminist pedagogy
MU Ellis LC2731 .B757 2009

Party crashing : how the hip-hop generation declared political independence
MU Ellis E185 .G55 2008

Stealing empire : P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
MU Ellis HM846 .H38 2008

All about the beat : why hip-hop can't save Black America
MU Ellis E185.615 .M3538 2008

Other people's property : a shadow history of hip-hop in white America
MU Ellis E184.A1 T36 2007

A rhyme is a terrible thing to waste : hip hop and the creation of a political philosophy
MU Ellis ML3531 .U85 2006

Buying whiteness : race, culture, and identity from Columbus to Hip Hop
MU Ellis PR408.R34 T39 2005

Can't stop, won't stop : a history of the hip-hop generation
MU Ellis ML3531 .C5 2005

Queens reigns supreme : Fat Cat, 50 Cent and the rise of the hip-hop hustler
MU Ellis HV6452.N7 B76 2005

If an item is not available on campus, you may be able to obtain it through MERLIN or MOBIUS.

Location Guide

B to HE contains B, BA, BB, BC.. C, D, .. H, HA, HB, .. HE
2 East = 2nd floor of Ellis, East book stacks.
HSL = Health Sciences Library

AC to AZ 4 East
B to HE 3 East
HF to LT 2 East
M to NX 4 East
P to PG 2A West
PH to PQ 2999 3 Central
PQ 3000 to QK 2 East
QLto QR 2 Central
R to RZ 2 Central
S to SK 2 West
T to TX 1A West
U to VM 1 West
Z to ZA 1 West

Maps of Ellis Library

Interlibrary Loan

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Finding Articles

Use these databases to identify articles on your topic:

Possible key/subject/title words

hip hop
grandmaster flash
misogyny and hip hop
femininity and hip hop
masculinity and hip hop
white corporate influence and hip hop
censorship and hip hop
russell simmons
tony tone
bling and hip hop
women and hip hop
jessica care moore
imani perry

Search Techniques


If you're looking at results in one of the databases listed above, just click on the Image links to the Journal Finder tool article linker button next to the article citation. The article will display if it's available electronically. If there is no online access, you'll be given the opportunity to look for a print copy in the Library Catalog.

If you have an article reference, but are not currently in a database, go to the MU Libraries' Gateway page and click "Find a Specific Article or Journal" link on the left hand side of the page. Type in the name of the journal or, if you have the citation, a specific journal article. If electronic coverage is not available, check the Library Catalog to see if we have a print subscription to the journal. MU Libraries does not subscribe to all journal titles.

If you find a journal article that you need, but cannot find the article using  Findit@MU article linker, fill out a journal article request form.You will need to register the first time you use our interlibrary loan service which is called Usually you will receive the article electronically via email within a few days of placing your request.

Search Techniques

Boolean Logic

  • Truncation symbols (?, *, !, +) will provide variant spelling after the root word.
  • A wildcard (?, *) is a character that may be used in a search term to represent one or more other characters.
  • TOO FEW hits: OR to add synonyms; individual key words, NOT whole phrases; drop concept(s) with AND; truncate; consider other databases
  • TOO MANY hits: AND another concept into search; use other available limiters in the database
  • Do an advanced search and take advantage of the fields provided.

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