About Music Books Reviews:

Hello, my name is Kevin and my first love is music of all kinds. My second love is reading books about significant musicians and music scenes. In this blog I want to share with you my honest reviews of some of the great music books that I have read. Happy reading!
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Aaliyah Biography - By Tim Footman

Aaliyah Biography – By Tim Footman

One of the most promising careers in R&B was cut short in August 2001 when Aaliyah Haughton was just twenty-two years old. During her short life, Aaliyah accomplished more than many other artists in much longer careers, and seemed a good prospect for more, for years to come. In reading this Aaliyah biography book, I...

Kanye West: A Biography

This Kanye West biography, written for readers at the high school level and older (young adult), covers the rapper and producer’s early life and career, from his birth in Georgia and upbringing mostly in the Chicago area, to his breaking into rap laying tracks for other artists and as a producer, to his later success...
The Way I Am - An Eminem Biography

The Way I Am – An Eminem Biography

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known as rapper extraordinaire Eminem, has sold almost 40 million albums and more than 30 million track downloads, founded his own record label and his own radio channel, and moved into acting, with one movie appearance in the wraps and three more scheduled for 2013. In The Way I Am...

Standing In the Shadow of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson

Bass player James Jamerson was the personification of Motown, so much so that to many fans he was just “the Motown bassist,” no name necessary. Truth be told, often no name known, except in musical inner circles and among the truly informed. Heard but unseen, moving and grooving with the big names, the music needed...
Decoded - By Jay-Z

Decoded – By Jay-Z

“The magic of rap is in the way it can take the most specific experience, from individual lives in unlikely places, and turn them into art that can be embraced by the whole world. Decoded is a book about one of those specific lives–mine–and will show you how the things I’ve experienced and observed have...
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