2pac vs. Biggie:An Illustrated History of Rap´s Greatest Battle Jeff Weiss, Evan McGarvey
Ice Cube is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the seminal rap group N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitudes). After leaving N.W.A. in December 1989, he built a successful solo career in music and films. Additionally, he has served as one of the producers of the Showtime television series Barbershop and the TBS series Are We There Yet?, both of which are based upon films in which he portrayed the main character. Ice Cube is noted as a proficient lyricist and storyteller and is regarded as a brutally honest rapper; his lyrics are often political or socio-political, as well as violent, confrontational, and aggressive, and he is considered one of the founding artists in gangsta rap. He was ranked number 8 on MTV´s list of the 10 Greatest MCs of All Time, while fellow rapper Snoop Dogg ranked Ice Cube as the greatest MC of all time. AllMusic has called him one of hip-hop´s best and most controversial artists, as well as ´´one of rap´s greatest storytellers´´. In 2012, The Source ranked him number 14 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. In 2014, About.com ranked him No. 11 on their list of the ´´50 Greatest MCs of All Time´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Hatak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066182/bk_acx0_066182_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beautiful Queen Inos married the loyal stableboy Rap and made him her king. They were very much in love, and they lived happily ever after. Fifteen years went by. Rap and Inos were comfortable, secure, and truly happy, raising their family in the little backwater kingdom of Krasnegar, well removed from the hurly-burly of great affairs.... But in far-off Hub, the old Imperor´s health - and, some said, his sanity - deteriorated inexorably. The borderlands were seething, Prince Emshandar - or Shandie, as Rap knew him - found himself leading his grandfather´s armies into terrible battles where victory and justice hung in gravest doubt. And now the end of the millennium was at hand, ushered in by prophecies of cataclysmic upheaval on a scale never before imagined. All across Pandemia, sensible people tried to dismiss a growing sense of unease as superstitious nonsense. Then a God appeared to Rap and warned him that the prophecies spoke the least of the truth. Devastation was a certainty; total destruction loomed. The very fabric of the world was at risk. And it was all Rap´s fault. The lasting in the world Rap had wanted was another adventure. And it might be the last thing he would ever get. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mil Nicholson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005462/bk_adbl_005462_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.