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  • Hip Hop Biographies

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    • Explores the life of the rap artist, covering his youth as a drug dealer, arrest, interest in the music business, and successful career as a rapper, and discusses how the birth of his son changed his life.

      50 Cent by Saddleback

      Explores the life of the rap artist, covering his youth as a drug dealer, arrest, interest in the music business, and successful career as a rapper, and discusses how the birth of his son changed his life.

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    • Beyonce takes her responsibility as a role model seriously. She actively inspires girls and women to embrace their power and beauty. She reminds them that they can be independent women who run the world. But Beyonce is not only an entertainer. She is a proud mother, wife, and friend who values family, sisterhood, and love above all else.

      Beyonce by Saddleback

      Beyonce takes her responsibility as a role model seriously. She actively inspires girls and women to embrace their power and beauty. She reminds them that they can be independent women who run the world. But Beyonce is not only an entertainer. She is a...

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    • Themes: Hi-Lo, urban nonfiction, music, entrepreneur, Hip-Hop, celebrities, biographies. Bad-boy Chris Brown signed with Jive records at age fifteen. "I hope I can be the next Michael Jackson," Brown said. His first album was an instant top-ten hit. Grammy nominations brought him even more attention. Billboard named Chris 2008's Artist of the Year. He maintained a low profile after his assault of then-girlfriend, Rihanna. But now he's back on top.

      Chris Brown by Saddleback

      Themes: Hi-Lo, urban nonfiction, music, entrepreneur, Hip-Hop, celebrities, biographies. Bad-boy Chris Brown signed with Jive records at age fifteen. "I hope I can be the next Michael Jackson," Brown said. His first album was an instant top-ten hit...

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    • Many people think Dr. Dre is the best hip-hop producer in history. He started Death Row and Aftermath. He has played a big role in creating two different styles of hip-hop--gangsta rap and G-funk. He has helped some of the greatest rap artists of all time reach their potential.

      Dr. Dre by Saddleback

      Many people think Dr. Dre is the best hip-hop producer in history. He started Death Row and Aftermath. He has played a big role in creating two different styles of hip-hop--gangsta rap and G-funk. He has helped some of the greatest rap artists of all...

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    • Take a tour inside the life of Aubrey Drake Graham, from his early childhood in Toronto to his later success outside of the music business. Learn about his time on Degrassi: The Next Generation and the mixtapes that started his rap career. Find out about Drake's dramatic love life as well as his influence on Canada's first hip-hop music festival

      Drake by Saddleback

      Take a tour inside the life of Aubrey Drake Graham, from his early childhood in Toronto to his later success outside of the music business. Learn about his time on Degrassi: The Next Generation and the mixtapes that started his rap career. Find out...

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    • Themes: Hi-Lo, urban nonfiction, music, entrepreneur, Hip-Hop, celebrities, biographies. Shawn Corey Carter was born in 1969 and raised in Brooklyn's tough Marcy housing projects. The J and Z trains ran by Marcy, so his friends called him Jay-Z. Hearing rap for the first time ..". was like watching some kind of combat, but he was alone in the center. All he had were his eyes, taking in everything, and the words inside him. I was dazzled."

      Jay-Z by Saddleback

      Themes: Hi-Lo, urban nonfiction, music, entrepreneur, Hip-Hop, celebrities, biographies. Shawn Corey Carter was born in 1969 and raised in Brooklyn's tough Marcy housing projects. The J and Z trains ran by Marcy, so his friends called him Jay-Z. Hearing...

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    • One of the largest growing music genres, hip-hop has influenced modern culture in many ways. This full-color biography of artist Kanye West is written at a low reading level, so that even the most struggling reader can access the material. The book includes a timeline and glossary with vocabulary words highlighted throughout.

      Kanye West by Saddleback

      One of the largest growing music genres, hip-hop has influenced modern culture in many ways. This full-color biography of artist Kanye West is written at a low reading level, so that even the most struggling reader can access the material. The book...

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    • Follow along with Lil Wayne from his early childhood in Louisiana to his online college education. Learn about his first contract with Cash Money Records that he earned when he was only in the sixth grade! Discover why Lil Wayne was sentenced to jail and how he helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

      Lil Wayne by Saddleback

      Follow along with Lil Wayne from his early childhood in Louisiana to his online college education. Learn about his first contract with Cash Money Records that he earned when he was only in the sixth grade! Discover why Lil Wayne was sentenced to jail...

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    • People find it very hard to describe Nicki Minaj. She is a very successful solo rap artist. But that leaves out her talent in other styles of music. You could describe her as a fierce feminist. But she also works hard at being really cute. Fans of Nicki Minaj understand that she is anything but simple.

      Nicki Minaj by Saddleback

      People find it very hard to describe Nicki Minaj. She is a very successful solo rap artist. But that leaves out her talent in other styles of music. You could describe her as a fierce feminist. But she also works hard at being really cute. Fans of Nicki...

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    • Many people know Pharrell Williams as a rapper and fashion icon. Few people realize that Pharrell has changed the way popular music sounds with his innovative music production.

      Pharrell by Saddleback

      Many people know Pharrell Williams as a rapper and fashion icon. Few people realize that Pharrell has changed the way popular music sounds with his innovative music production.

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    • Explore Cuban hip-hop star Pitbull's life, from his troubled Miami upbringing to his formation of the Imaginate Foundation. Find out how he earned his big break and the number of albums and opportunities he's had due to his success. Learn about Pitbull's record labels as well as his political opinions on Cuba and the importance of voting.

      Pitbull by Saddleback

      Explore Cuban hip-hop star Pitbull's life, from his troubled Miami upbringing to his formation of the Imaginate Foundation. Find out how he earned his big break and the number of albums and opportunities he's had due to his success. Learn about...

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    • She was a little girl born on an island in the Caribbean Sea. She dreamed of singing for more than just her schoolmates and friends. She sold clothing in a street stall. But one day she would be famous enough to help children who were poor. Now she's a megastar. Rihanna has been on television, in movies, and splashed across the covers of popular magazines.

      Rihanna by Saddleback

      She was a little girl born on an island in the Caribbean Sea. She dreamed of singing for more than just her schoolmates and friends. She sold clothing in a street stall. But one day she would be famous enough to help children who were poor. Now she's a...

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