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Zadie Smith Cosigns Rich Nichols’ Protege Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah

Award-winning author Zadie Smith offers a healthy cosign of essayist Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah in a recent piece written by the… Read More

June 22, 2016

Read A Book: Questlove’s ‘Something To Food About’ To Feature The World’s Best Chefs

The original hip hop drummer continues his rise as one of the best hip hop authors. Questlove has formally announced… Read More

November 3, 2015

Read A Book: J Cole, Ice Cube & Other MCs Share Their Favorite Literary Works

  Hip-hop's love affair with the literary arts is well documented, from Nas's voracious reading during his teenage years to… Read More

July 29, 2015

Read A Book: New Literary Compilation ‘The BreakBeat Poets’ Blends Hip-Hop With Written Wordplay

  Literary heads take note: a new poetry compilation dubbed The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of… Read More

April 7, 2015

Read A Book: Pharrell Will Release A “Happy” Book Series For Kids

It seems that "Happy" will never, ever leave us. Pharrell has reportedly inked a deal with the Penguin-owned publisher Putnam… Read More

February 17, 2015

Read A Book: Jess Row Discusses ‘Your Face In Mine’ + The Possibility of Racial Reassignment Surgery

Your Face In Mine, Jess Row’s fictional examination of racial difference, is one of the most quietly unsettling novels of… Read More

November 28, 2014

Read a Book: Descend into Houston’s Hip-Hop Underworld w/ ‘Houston Rap’

Author Lance Scott Walker has teamed up with Sinecure Books and OG photographer Peter Beste to release Houston Rap, a… Read More

October 22, 2013

Posdnuos Of De La Soul x Mellini Kantayya On Peaking Too Soon [Q&A + Exclusive Book Excerpt]

In Actor. Writer. Whatever (Essays On My Rise To The Top Of The Bottom Of The Entertainment Industry), a revealing collection… Read More

August 5, 2013

Book Ones: Prodigy Of Mobb Deep Speaks On His New Street Lit Imprint Infamous Books

It seems, at first, like an unusual pairing: Infamous, a multi-media company co-owned by Albert “Prodigy” Johnson of the Queens… Read More

August 1, 2013

Read A Book: ‘H.N.I.C.’ – By Prodigy [Of Mobb Deep]

Saturday before last, Prodigy of Mobb Deep dropped in on the Harlem Book Fair, sitting in conversation with Okayplayer literary columnist (and… Read More

August 1, 2013

Read A Book: Zadie Smith Is Working On A New Sci-Fi Novel

Get ready to Read A Book, Jamaican-British novelist Zadie Smith is about to write a sci-fi novel. Her debut White Teeth was met with… Read More

July 24, 2013

Read A Book: Prodigy Of Mobb Deep Launches Infamous Books

Prodigy, 1/2 of classic Queensbridge rap duo Mobb Deep, just published his second book, titled H.N.I.C. after his 2000 album of the same name. After… Read More

July 17, 2013

Read A Book: Exclusive Excerpt of Questlove’s New Memoir – Mo’ Meta Blues

Questlove's new memoir Mo' Meta Blues hits bookshelves--virtual and otherwise--next Tuesday, June 18th and even though we already read the… Read More

June 18, 2013

Read A Book: Beastie Boys Memoir Coming in 2015

In a recent announcement from publishing house Spiegel & Grau, Beastie Boys Mike D and Ad-Rock are committing their legacy… Read More

April 29, 2013

Read A Book: ?uestlove Talks “Mo’ Meta Blues” + More With NPR

Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson took a break from his increasingly busy schedule to discuss his forthcoming memoir "Mo' Meta Blues" during… Read More

April 17, 2013

Read A Book: Touré – “I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became An Icon”

"The sun set in my mind this evening / 4 someone who said they would die 4 me / they… Read More

April 4, 2013