Braggin' Writes: Rappers with Books

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  • 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
  • Pharrell, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent
  • Ja Rule
  • 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

The Rose That Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur

Published three years after his death, this collection of poems Tupac wrote in high school is a revealing look into the mind of a budding lyrical genius.

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