Search Results: "Ronin Ro"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2004

"A chronicle of people, who, bit by bit, 64 pages for a dime, influenced our culture greatly. Too bad there aren't any illustrations."
Hip-hop author Ro (Have Gun Will Travel, 1998, etc.) considers the frisky comic-books industry in a history of the people of Marvel and DC Comics. Read full book review >

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DR. DRE by Ronin Ro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2007

"No beat, and you can't dance to it."
The most successful producer in rap…is duller than Perry Como? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Still, a surrealistic tale of high-stakes thuggery."
A sloppy but repellently gripping history of the once eminent, now moribund Death Row record label. Read full book review >

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GANGSTA by Ronin Ro
NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 1996

"A well-aimed but not totally credible call for responsibility in an influential industry."
One disillusioned hip-hop journalist's chronicle of the rise and decline of a musical form and a culture he believed in. ``Gangsta rap is destroying hip-hop,'' Ro asserts. Read full book review >

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PRINCE by Ronin Ro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"An energetic, detailed balance of reportage and criticism about an icon of his era."
Did 10 years of researching the enigmatic Prince pay off? You bet. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A cautionary tale on the fate of cultural revolutionaries: grim, but rewarding."
The rise of the Kings of Rock, and how they did everything wrong. Read full book review >