Beastie Boys are Releasing a Memoir

The two surviving members of the legendary Beastie Boys crew, Michael Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock), have signed a deal with Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House Publishing (who also published Jay Z's Decoded). The deal is for an oral history memoir of the group,...

Gallery: The Lost Wu-Tang Comic Books

In 2010 Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon released the Wu-Massacre album. For those who don't remember there were three different album covers for that project, all stylized as comic books. Apparently there were actual plans for a Wu-Tang comic book that would have coincided with the...

Banksy’s Releases A New Book, You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat

Bansky's infamous street art has recently been compiled for a new hardcover book. The release is described by Amazon as, "the single best collection of photographs of Banksy's street work. Period." The publisher's house says, "if you’ve never heard of Banksy, this book is all you’ll ever...

“Ron English: Abject Expressionism,” A Look at English’s 20 Year Career

"Ron English: Abject Expressionism" is a hardcover book that gives a comprehensive look at the 20-year art career of Ron English.  Mr. English makes a satire of brand imagery and advertising and is considered a critical figure in the advancement of street art. Instead of the traditional wild...

Artist Lauren DiCiocci Embroiders the New York Times

As print becomes more scarce than ever, artist Lauren DiCiocci has decided to put an emphasis on the beauty of reading physical copies of newspapers. Through her "Sewn News" work, she covers editions of the New York Times in cotton muslin. The image on the paper is sewn with multicolored...

New Book: Snoop Dogg’s “Smoking Words: A Smokable Songbook”

The S-N.Double-O.P D-Oh-Double-G is releasing an all-hemp book where the cover is made of twine and the pages are rolling papers. It's hard to say that this is surprising, but Snoop always stays one step ahead with his ideas. It's actually quite a genius idea. The spine of the book even has a...

Pastor: “Lil Wayne is under the influence of demonic spirits”

There are trillions of "negative" perceptions hovering over hip hop rappers and the baggage of influence these role models obtain with the growing brains of children, but a Philly jawn of a pastor tops it all with self-acclaimed book entitled, "Deadest Rapper Alive." The author and pastor, Jomo...

New Book: R. Kelly – Soula Coaster (The Diary of Me)

It's been a rough year for R. Kelly, but things have been relatively quiet recently for the Chicago-bred singer-songwriter. The latest item on the agenda for Mr. Kelly is the release of his autobiography, Soula Coaster: The Diary of Me. I'm not sure whether this will measure up to the hype of...

Common Debuts On NY Times’ Best Seller List

Common's work history has taken him from the studio, to the big screen and now, finally, to the New York Times' Best Seller list.  The Chicago-bred emcee's latest project, a memoir titled One Day It'll All Make Sense, cracked the top 20 on the NY Times' list earlier this week.  Shortly after...

Graffiti Book: “Eloquent Vandals” For 2011 Nuart Festival

The 2011 Nuart Festival is all set to hit the streets in exactly one month, but the festival's organizers are also looking at its past. On October 1st, the event will kick off with a party and book signing for Eloquent Vandals: The History of Nuart Norway. The book documents the festival's...

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