Braggin' Writes: Rappers with Books

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  • Pharrell, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent
  • Bun B
  • Wyclef Jean, Purpose, BET
  • G-Dep Book, BET
  • M.I.A. Book, BET
  • Cee-Lo Green Book, BET
  • Machine Gun Kelly, The Early Tour Days of Machine Gun Kelly, BET
  • Tray Deee, Streetz Gon' Cry, BET
  • Lil Wayne, Gone Til November, BET
  • Pharrell Williams, Places & Spaces I've Been, BET
  • T.I., Power & Beauty, BET
  • Common, One Day It'll All Make Sense, BET
  • Odd Future, Golfwang, BET
  • Jay-Z, Decoded, BET
  • RZA, The Tao of Wu, BET
  • Prodigy, Mobb Deep, My Infamous Life, BET
  • Eminem, The Way I Am, BET
  • 50 Cent, Robert Greene, The 50th Law, BET
  • Grandmaster Flash, David Ritz, The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash: My Life, My Beats, BET
  • Chuck D, Yusuf Jah, Spike Lee, Fight the Power, BET
  • Ghostface Killah, The World According to Pretty Toney, BET
  • Ice-T, Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption from South Central to Hollywood, BET
  • Flavor Flav, Flavor Flav: The Icon, BET
  • KRS-One, The Gospel of Hip-Hop: The First Instrument, BET
  • LL Cool J, LL Cool J's Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle: A Full-Circle Guide to Developing Your Mind, Body and Soul, BET
  • Kanye West, Thank You And You're Welcome, BET
  • Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete, BET

Braggin' Writes: Rappers with Books

Rap is performance, certainly—but it's also a literary art form. Some artists have notebooks upon notebooks of written rhymes, while others have libraries stores away in their heads. Oftentimes, MCs take things a step further, and actually pen books—from memoirs to self-help manuals. To celebrate National Read Across America Day today, we look at some of these notable releases. 

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