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 stored away in their heads. Sometimes, MCs take things a step further with those choice words and pen books — from memoirs to self-help manuals that memorializes not only their individual legacy but also that of this culture. Read on to check out some of these noteworthy releases, already on shelves or on the way.
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