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HIP-HOP & R&B: CULTURE, MUSIC & STORYTELLING @ 2019

From in the studio or on stage, to a larger than life persona, readers will gain insight into today’s top Hip-Hop & R&B Artists in the new series Hip-Hop & R&B: Culture, Music & Storytelling. Featuring the artist’s upbringing, early success, awards won, and a life in the spotlight, these books are a fun and high interest read. The series, as a whole, is intended to give the reader concrete reasoning regarding why this Artist is considered one of the best in the category of Hip-Hop or R&B through compelling statistics from top sources within the industry as well as a glimpse into each Artists’ backgrounds, media interactions, education, charitable works, successes and setbacks. Hip-Hop & R&B: Culture, Music & Storytelling is and inspirational look at the lives of today’s stars.

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-4176-9

$274.45(USD)
  Entire Series

11

2019

12+

7th - 12th

7 x 9

From in the studio or on stage, to a larger than life persona, readers will gain insight into today’s top Hip-Hop & R&B Artists in the new series Hip-Hop & R&B: Culture, Music & Storytelling. Featuring the artist’s upbringing, early success, awards won, and a life in the spotlight, these books are a fun and high interest read. The series, as a whole, is intended to give the reader concrete reasoning regarding why this Artist is considered one of the best in the category of Hip-Hop or R&B through compelling statistics from top sources within the industry as well as a glimpse into each Artists’ backgrounds, media interactions, education, charitable works, successes and setbacks. Hip-Hop & R&B: Culture, Music & Storytelling is and inspirational look at the lives of today’s stars.
Beyonce

by Panchami Boyd

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4177-6 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7619-8 $32.95 Add To Cart

Beyoncé is undeniably one of the most powerful and popular artists in the world. From starting out as a member of Destiny’s Child to embarking on her solo career, Beyoncé’s journey has kept the world riveted, waiting for what will be next. In this book, you’ll learn about her greatest hits in music, how hard she works to make her dreams come true, and how she inspires the world every day. Beyoncé is more than a hip star—she’s a legend; a creative genius; an actress; a caring mother, daughter, and wife; and a fashion icon. All of her roles, experiences, and passions will be explored in this book, so dive in to learn and grow along her life’s journey. Mason Crests editorial team has placed Key Icons to look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos allows the reader to view videos by scanning our QR codes, providing them with additional educational content to supplement the text. Examples in this series include music videos, speeches, iconic moments in the music industry and much more! Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the readers knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Bruno Mars

by Chris Snellgrove

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4178-3 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7620-4 $32.95 Add To Cart

Bruno Mars is an artist who has taken the world by storm, and since he started, he’s shown no signs of stopping! While fans all over the world have enjoyed listening to his hit songs and sizzling collaborations, many have no idea of the fascinating life that Mars led on his way to becoming a global sensation. From growing up as a musician and performer in small clubs in Hawaii, to becoming a starving artist and virtually unknown songwriter, to becoming a household name, Mars has enjoyed a journey like no other. This book provides a glimpse into the life, lyrics, and ultimate legacy of Bruno Mars. Along the way, you’ll learn more about his family, his passions, and the secrets to his seemingly never-ending success! Mason Crests editorial team has placed Key Icons to look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos allows the reader to view videos by scanning our QR codes, providing them with additional educational content to supplement the text. Examples in this series include music videos, speeches, iconic moments in the music industry and much more! Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the readers knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Cardi B

by Joe L. Morgan

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4186-8 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7628-0 $32.95 Add To Cart

Cardi B was born Belcalis Almanzar on October 11, 1992, to parents of Dominican and Trinidadian descent. Her meteoric rise to the top of the music industry includes becoming the first female rapper since Lauryn Hill to reach number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart with her 2017 single Bodak Yellow (Money Moves). She has gone from checking out groceries in a lower Manhattan supermarket to being one of the fastest-charting artists in Billboard’s history. Presented in these pages is the story of the former Belcalis Almanzar, whose name “Cardi” comes from a popular drink made near the Caribbean homelands of her parents. You will learn her story and how she rose from a relatively unknown person to an up-and-coming star. Mason Crests editorial team has placed Key Icons to look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos allows the reader to view videos by scanning our QR codes, providing them with additional educational content to supplement the text. Examples in this series include music videos, speeches, iconic moments in the music industry and much more! Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the readers knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Chance the Rapper

by Joe L. Morgan

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4179-0 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7621-1 $32.95 Add To Cart

Chance the Rapper, born Chancelor Jonathan Bennett in Chicago, Illinois, might have followed his father into government work and into President Barak Obama’s White House if his love for Billie Holiday, jazz, and gospel had not swayed him toward music stardom. In this book, you’ll learn more about his beginnings, the biggest highlights in his musical career, the endeavors and projects he is focused on, his television career, and how exactly Chance the Rapper has become such a multifaceted star at such a young age. Follow Chance the Rapper’s journey through the clearly laid-out chapters. You’ll see moments full of hope, determination, hard work, and a genuine love for both his community and his fans. His story is one you won’t want to miss learning about! Mason Crests editorial team has placed Key Icons to look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos allows the reader to view videos by scanning our QR codes, providing them with additional educational content to supplement the text. Examples in this series include music videos, speeches, iconic moments in the music industry and much more! Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the readers knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

DJ Khaled

by Joe L. Morgan

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4187-5 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7629-7 $32.95 Add To Cart

DJ Khaled, born Khaled Mohamed Khaled in New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 26, 1975, spent the first several years of his adult life working as a sales associate in a record shop and hosting his own radio program before launching his career with his first album in 2006. Since that first release, DJ Khaled has worked with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, making a name for himself as an artist and helping to further popularize the art form. DJ Khaled’s story, from record store employee to record company producer and mogul, is presented in these pages. Learn how DJ Khaled became a success in the music industry and what drives and motivates him to stay on top! Mason Crests editorial team has placed Key Icons to look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos allows the reader to view videos by scanning our QR codes, providing them with additional educational content to supplement the text. Examples in this series include music videos, speeches, iconic moments in the music industry and much more! Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the readers knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Drake

by Chris Snellgrove

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4180-6 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7622-8 $32.95 Add To Cart

This book explores the secrets behind Drake’s transformation from a quiet Jewish kid to a hit TV star to a worldwide musical sensation. You will learn everything you’d like to know about this famous celebrity, including information on his family, his major awards, his commercial endorsements, and much more! You’ll also read about the various struggles that Drake faced, both as he grew up and even now, after he has achieved an elite level of fame. Fortunately, the singer who Started from the Bottom has landed on top of the world, and you’ll get the inside scoop on all the people he has helped through his stardom and wealth. This book will show you that there is much more to the #YOLO star than meets the eye! Mason Crests editorial team has placed Key Icons to look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos allows the reader to view videos by scanning our QR codes, providing them with additional educational content to supplement the text. Examples in this series include music videos, speeches, iconic moments in the music industry and much more! Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the readers knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Jay-Z

by Summer Bookout

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4181-3 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7623-5 $32.95 Add To Cart

Born Shawn Corey Carter, Jay Z was the youngest of four children. When he was only eleven years old, his father left the family and they moved to the Marcy Projects, a drug-infested housing project in Brooklyn, New York. Jay Z began rapping and selling CDs from his car to escape that lifestyle. Since starting his own recording company, Jay Z has released thirteen studio albums and has won numerous awards. His success continues in the business world as owner of Rocawear, a clothing line, and Roc Nation, a multifaceted company representing athletes and musicians. His very private marriage to Beyoncé Knowles in 1998 has led to a daughter, Blue Ivy, and twins Rumi and Sir Carter. The Carters say their marriage is successful because they keep the media out of it! Mason Crests editorial team has placed Key Icons to look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos allows the reader to view videos by scanning our QR codes, providing them with additional educational content to supplement the text. Examples in this series include music videos, speeches, iconic moments in the music industry and much more! Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the readers knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Pharrell

by Lori Vetere

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4183-7 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7625-9 $32.95 Add To Cart

Pharrell was an artistic child who always had a fascination with music. Playing drums in the school marching band and being in a gifted program in summer band camp led him to collaborate with best friend Chad Hugo, creating a four-piece band: The Neptunes. Pharrell’s meteoric rise to stardom began after a famous record producer discovered him at a high school talent show, and the rest, as they say, is history. In this book, you’ll learn about Pharrell’s many talents: producer, songwriter, singer, actor, fashion designer, and more. His abilities and successes haven’t gone to his head, and to this day, Pharrell remains a caring, humble, and charitable person interested in giving back to his community—and to the world. His fascinating story will bring you Happy reading! Mason Crests editorial team has placed Key Icons to look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos allows the reader to view videos by scanning our QR codes, providing them with additional educational content to supplement the text. Examples in this series include music videos, speeches, iconic moments in the music industry and much more! Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the readers knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Pitbull

by Summer Bookout

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4184-4 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7626-6 $32.95 Add To Cart

Pitbull is an international superstar famous for not only his music but his product endorsements and business ventures as well. He is proud of his Cuban heritage and hometown of Miami. The rapper grew up in the roughest parts of Miami and learned that to make something of nothing required hard work and his signature “never-give-up” attitude. Pitbull has not forgotten the neighborhoods where he grew up and gives back to the people who still live there. Even his nickname is an example of his persistence and determination to overcome the hardships of his early life! Mason Crests editorial team has placed Key Icons to look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos allows the reader to view videos by scanning our QR codes, providing them with additional educational content to supplement the text. Examples in this series include music videos, speeches, iconic moments in the music industry and much more! Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the readers knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Rihanna

by Panchami Boyd

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4185-1 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7627-3 $32.95 Add To Cart

Born in Barbados, Rihanna knew at a young age that she wanted to become a musician. Overcoming a tough childhood added to her need to succeed and follow her dreams. After being discovered at a chance concert for two New York City music producers, her journey to stardom began. In this book, you’ll learn more about her beginnings, her biggest highlights in music, the endeavors and projects she’s focused on, her film career, and how exactly she came to be such a multifaceted star at such a young age. Follow Rihanna’s journey through the clearly laid out chapters in this book. You’ll see moments full of hope, determination, hard work, and genuine love for her community and fans. Her story is one that you won’t want to miss! Mason Crests editorial team has placed Key Icons to look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos allows the reader to view videos by scanning our QR codes, providing them with additional educational content to supplement the text. Examples in this series include music videos, speeches, iconic moments in the music industry and much more! Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the readers knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

The Weeknd

by Panchami Boyd

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4188-2 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7630-3 $32.95 Add To Cart

Abel Tesfaye, better known by his stage name “The Weeknd,” has rocked the hip-hop world as the only artist in 2017 to earn a multi-Platinum album that also includes four Platinum songs! He’s also won seventy awards and completed numerous tours. The Weeknd’s journey started with anonymously releasing YouTube videos and critically acclaimed mixtapes before his first album, TRILOGY. Though the Ethiopian-Canadian star started off his career nameless, he soon became a household name. Follow his exciting journey across singing, writing, and producing music in this book. Learn about his discography, his projects outside of music, and how he became the award-winning superstar he is today. You’ll be thrilled to read about the way he’s set out to preserve and protect Ethiopian culture and how he’s committed to giving back to the community.Mason Crests editorial team has placed Key Icons to look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos allows the reader to view videos by scanning our QR codes, providing them with additional educational content to supplement the text. Examples in this series include music videos, speeches, iconic moments in the music industry and much more! Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the readers knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.