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The Boom Bap Review Book 
documents the best albums Hip-Hop has to offer every year. 

Read about the music of such artists as Elzhi, Blu, Ché Noir, Czarface, Dres, Masta Ace, and many more.


The annual Boom Bap Review is the most comprehensive Hip-Hop book in the world that brings you that timeless boom bap sound. 


If you love old school like De La Soul as well as new school like Awon & Phoniks, then you will love The Boom Bap Review!



"The Boom Bap review is the perfect companion to further understanding modern Hip Hop. We may have grown up on The Source and Rap Pages, now we have the Boom Bap Review to lean on for a celebration of those who are truly worthy of praise."


"The Boom Bap Review Vol 1: 2019 is a really cool book to keep on my table. When someone picks it up it usually leads to conversations about the albums we love, and eventually about the albums we missed but need to listen to."

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“The Boom Bap Review consists of albums that not only identify with the music sonically but also the content.”


The Boom Bap Review speaks close to my heart. This is my Hip-Hop. So rarely do I read or watch reviews for the type of music I tend to listen to. Larger publications like Pitchfork and The Needle Drop focus on more mainstream or hipster-certified albums, and Hip-Hop publications tend not to dive deeper into the underground focusing only on the surface of what's currently hot and trendy. This series helps identify missing links in your hip-hop vocabulary, and successfully encourages the reader to take the time to explore the recommendations he/she has not heard.


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Cultural Preservation

Revisiting reviews of classic Hip-Hop albums each year provides a unique opportunity to honor and appreciate these timeless works. Each reading offers fresh insights into albums you've listened to countless times, allowing you to rediscover their depth and significance. By engaging with these reviews, you also contribute to preserving the legacy of this music we all love so dearly.

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Cultural Advancement

Our commitment extends beyond honoring the past. Each year, we curate a selection of over 100 exceptional Hip-Hop albums, showcasing the genre's enduring vibrancy. By delving into these albums, you engage with a culture that is constantly evolving and inspiring. Together, we can ensure the continued growth of Hip-Hop. Listen, embrace, and share!

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Beyond preserving and advancing the art form, these books offer an immersive and enriching experience for Hip-Hop enthusiasts. Delve into classic albums you've always loved and discover new gems that will resonate with your soul. Immerse yourself in the vibrant soundscape of Hip-Hop, and let the music guide you on an endless journey of discovery.



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Skyzoo shares his desire to be the #1 album of the year in the Boom Bap Review.


About the Contributors 
(authors of the Boom Bap Review book series)
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marcus "iomos marad" singleton, Ph.D Candidate

Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago (Englewood community) and now living in Toronto, marcus wants to integrate social justice education with his love of Hip-Hop Culture to end educational violence against Black youth that plays a huge part in the gun violence amongst Black youth by creating counter-spaces for their voice(s) to be heard. marcus is a Ph.D. candidate at The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto in the Social Justice Education department.


Donald "Profound" DeVold

Donald "Profound" DeVold is a multifaceted creative force, known for his captivating words both on the page and in his music. With a profound understanding of the human condition, he effortlessly blends insightful storytelling with intricate rhyme schemes, creating a unique brand of thought-provoking hip-hop. DeVold's compelling writings delve deep into social issues, delivering powerful messages that resonate with listeners and readers alike, solidifying his place as a respected voice in both the literary and music worlds.


Adam "MC Till" Hayden

Adam "MC Till" Hayden, the visionary behind Everybody's Hip-hop, is a dynamic author and hip-hop artist who uses his craft to promote inclusivity and community empowerment. With his raw and authentic lyrical style, he captivates audiences while addressing social justice issues and promoting positive change. As the founder of Everybody's Hip-hop, he has created a platform that celebrates the diversity of hip-hop culture and provides a space for artists and fans alike to connect and thrive.


Beau Brown

Beau Brown is a writer who combines his roles as an ordained minister and hip-hop artist to deliver thought-provoking messages through his words. With a unique blend of spirituality and boom bap, Brown's music and writings explore the intersection of faith, social justice, and personal growth. Through his dynamic artistry, he inspires listeners and readers to reflect on their own journeys and encourages a deeper understanding of the world around them.


Joe "Joe November" Thomas

Joe November is a Kentucky-born hip-hop producer who has made a name for himself with his distinct musical style and talent for crafting infectious beats. Now based in San Antonio, Texas, Thomas brings a unique blend of soulful melodies and moving rhythms to his productions, creating a captivating sonic landscape. With a growing reputation in the music industry, Joe November continues to make waves and leave a lasting impact on the hip-hop scene.


Michael "Big Sto" Stover

Michael "Big Sto" Stover, widely known as the "Get A Website" Guy, is a highly regarded expert in artist marketing and development. With a wealth of experience and a keen understanding of the industry, Stover has helped numerous artists navigate the complex world of music marketing, establishing their brand and expanding their reach. His strategic insights and innovative approach have made him a go-to resource for aspiring musicians looking to make their mark in the competitive music business.

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