Category archives: Books

FreshBooks: BeatTips Manual 5th Edition by Amir "Sa'id" Said

First off, I want to admit that whenever it comes to anything that has to do with a manual or how-to or a class on any of the aspects of hip hop….I’m always weary. I actually took a hip hop culture class back in my first round of college (don’t ask). The class was terrible and it was taught by this girl that was into riding motorcycles and had more […]

David Choe Hardcover Book

Along with Choe’s book release, he will be doing signings at the following locations below: san diego comicon at the giant robot booth ,thursday and friday the 22nd and 23rd 12 to 2 pm SFMOMA Thursday July 29 from 6-8 pm Giant Robot, san francisco Friday, July 30 from 6-8 pm

Styles P Releases His First Novel Titled 'Invincible'

It’s good to see MC’s get creative and expand upon their brand. Styles P is no stranger to story telling. If you follow the LOX, I’m sure you’re aware of his vivid/descriptive use of words to paint pictures in almost all of his rhymes. Styles will be releasing a fiction novel on Random House in June along with a mixtape to support it. Book summary below: Jake Billings is usually […]

The Jazz Loft Project

Very dope… me a few ideas actually. See below for a description of what this is actually all about: From 1957 to 1965 photographer W. Eugene Smith made 1,740 reel-to-reel tape recordings (approx. 4000 hours) and nearly 40,000 photographs in a loft building in Manhattan’s wholesale flower district where hundreds of jazz musicians gathered after-hours and jammed. With Smith’s archival materials available for the first time, the Jazz Loft Project […]

FreshRead: 100 Habits for Successful Freelance Designers

“You didn’t know your design firm was a personal public relations firm, too?“ “It’s about being the CEO, CMO, CFO and CIO as well as the bookkeeper, accountant, tech guru, housekeeper and coffee maker. It’s imperative that you see yourself as the business and act accordingly, because you are the business.“ “Most independent creatives chose the on-their-own route so they could perfect their craft, follow their ideals, and express their […]