Crowdcast Virtual Event: Shea Serrano Presents HIP-HOP (AND OTHER THINGS)

A Twelve Books Crowdcast Virtual Event
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Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 8:00pm
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Join us for a conversation about Hip-Hop (And Other Things) with Shea Serrano and Nadirah Simmons by buying a copy from Northshire Bookstore!


To attend this event, just order a copy of HIP-HOP (AND OTHER THINGS) below!


HIP-HOP (AND OTHER THINGS) is about, as it were, rap, but also some other things. It's a smart, fun, funny, insightful book that spends the entirety of its time celebrating what has become the most dominant form of music these past two and a half decades. Tupac is in there. Jay Z is in there. Missy Elliott is in there. Drake is in there. Pretty much all of the big names are in there, as are a bunch of the smaller names, too.


There's art from acclaimed illustrator Arturo Torres, there are infographics and footnotes; there's all kinds of stuff in there. Some of the chapters are serious, and some of the chapters are silly, and some of the chapters are a combination of both things. All of them, though, are treated with the care and respect that they deserve.


HIP-HOP (AND OTHER THINGS) is the third book in the (And Other Things) series. The first two—Basketball (And Other Things) and Movies (And Other Things)—were both #1 New York Times bestsellers.

Shea Serrano‘s most recent book, Movies (And Other Things), was, among other things, a #1 New York Times bestseller. His previous book, Basketball (And Other Things) was selected by President Barack Obama as one of his favorite reads of the year. His book before that, The Rap Year Book, was also a New York Times bestseller, and was turned into a documentary that aired on AMC. Currently, he is a staff writer for The Ringer where he hosts The Connect podcast (among other things).

Nadirah Simmons is a writer and digital content creator committed to preserving Black history, Hip-Hop history, and pop culture, as well as finding new ways to tell stories on television and the internet. In 2018 she was inspired to put her love of Hip-Hop, Black history, and Black womanhood and her producing and writing skills into practice. She created The Gumbo, an innovative space in media for the creative excellence and activism of Black women in Hip-Hop and a safe haven free of politics. The Gumbo’s goal is to inspire creative leadership and contribute to a cultural shift that reframes, re-energizes, and reimagines Black women and their relationship with Hip-Hop through dynamic content, events, and the dissemination of vital information on developments in the genre.

IMPORTANT: Participation in this special event requires ordering a copy of HIP-HOP (AND OTHER THINGS) from Northshire Bookstore. Once you make your purchase, we will send you a link and unique password on a rolling basis to access the event via Crowdcast.

When you order a copy of HIP-HOP (AND OTHER THINGS)  for the virtual book launch, your email address will be registered on a rolling basis. You will receive a separate email with the link to join the event. 


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Hip-Hop (And Other Things) By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781538730225
Availability: Click Title for IN STORE Location
Published: Twelve - October 26th, 2021

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