Looking for some #FridayReading, Lime Nation?
Our own DJ LSP is back with the second volume of his Syllabus. Ever the fan and devotee of our beloved artform, Hip Hop, LSP will be periodically sharing his passion for the literary subgenre of Hip Hop Memoirs here at #JPLMagazine. CLICK HERE for the first volume of the #LSPSyllabus, which included such works as LL Cool J’s I Make My Own Rules and Prodigy’s My Infamous Life.
Keep it tuned right here to #JPLMagazine where L will be dropping the third and final volume of his Syllabus as well as taking an in-depth look at some of the individual works on his list and the iconic artists who penned them.
LSP’s Syllabus – Authors Two through Twenty
Luther Campbell – The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City (2015)
Russell Simmons – Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, + God (2002), Do You!: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success (2008)
Common – One Day It’ll All Make Sense (2012)
Scarface – Diary of a Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern Rap (2015)
RZA – The Wu-Tang Manual (2005), The Tao of Wu (2009)
Buddha Monk – The Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol’ Dirty Bastard (2014)
MF Grimm – Sentences: The Life of M.F. Grimm (2007)
Chuck D – Fight the Power: Rap, Race, and Reality (1997)
Krs One – KRS-ONE: Ruminations (with Tavis Smiley) (2003), The Gospel of Hip Hop (2013)
50 Cent – From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens (2005), 50th Law (with Robert Greene) (2009)