This is a somewhat complete list of books that might help readers as they pursue hip-hop study that have been published to date. If you've come across other books, post them in the comments. And, if you've read some of these books, post your reviews below as well.
How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks by Dave Tompkins
336 pages, Melville House, ISBN-13: 978-1933633886
Raw Law: Don Diva's Hip-Hop Guide to Criminal Justice by Muhammad Ibn Bashir, Esq.
256 pages, Grand Central Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-0446509350
City Kid: A Writer's Memoir of Ghetto Life and Post-Soul Success by Nelson George
288 pages, Plume, ISBN-13: 978-0452296046
Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation by Christopher Emdin
142 pages, Sense Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-9087909864
Hip Hop is Not Our Enemy: From A Preacher Who Keeps It Real by Dr. Kenneth T. Walum, Jr.
184 pages, AuthorHouse, ISBN-13: 978-1449074241
Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon by Tayannah Lee McQuillar
288 pages, Da Capo Press, ISBN-13: 978-1568583877
Political Poetry as Discourse: Rereading John Greenleaf Whittier, Ebenezer Elliott, and Hiphopology by Angela Michelle Leonard
374 pages, Lexington Books, ISBN-13: 978-0739122846
Why Are So Many Black Men in Prison? by Demico Boothe
160 pages, Full Surface Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-1425713973
Post Black: How a New Generation Is Redefining African American Identity by Ytasha L. Womack
224 pages, Lawrence Hill Books, ISBN-13: 978-1556528057
-- Nick J. Sciullo