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  • Published: 29 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241567081
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $32.99

Life Lessons from Hip-Hop

50 Reflections on Creativity, Motivation and Wellbeing




Hip-hop meets self help, with advice on creativity, self-belief, productivity, and more from rap's most influential voices


Adopt a hip-hop mindset to take control of your own narrative and become the best version of yourself with 50 must-read lessons on creativity and self help that will inspire a new generation.

Grant Brydon has interviewed some of the biggest names in hip-hop. Here he shares the creative directions and tips derived from one-on-one conversations with Pharrell Williams, J Cole, Big Sean, Nipsey Hussle, and many more.

With chapters covering motivation, creativity, authenticity, reinventions, mental wellbeing, resilience, and more, the advice gleaned from these important artists' life experiences will help you to face up to your own challenges and inspire you to make simple changes that have major positive consequences. Lessons include:

- Award-winning rapper, singer, songwriter and producer J Cole on how to Define Success
- Grammy award-winning hip-hop- legend Nas on Maintaining Focus on What's Important
- A lesson in Committing to Inspiration from Flo Milli, viral TikTok sensation and Best New Artist nominee at the 2020 BET - Hip Hop Awards
- Big Sean on how to Take Time Off and Talk to Someone
- Multiple BET Hip Hop Awards nominee Action Bronson on how not to be discouraged
- Kenny Beats - producer of Vince Staples and Ed Sheeran - on the dangers of overthinking
- Grammy nominated Freddie Gibbs on Integrity
- Hip-hop royalty Pharrell Williams on the importance of always staying curious
- Mac Miller on reinvention

  • Published: 29 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241567081
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $32.99

Praise for Life Lessons from Hip-Hop

"Grant Brydon compiles many of the major keys from some of the most prolific voices in hip-hop and draws a through-line to the hearts of their success stories... An entertaining and informative read."

Kathy Iandoli, author of God Save The Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip-Hop

"A thoughtful collection of essays on hard work and creativity that taps into generous anecdotal wisdom about music and life from an array of personalities in the industry, past and present."

Lance Scott Walker, author of DJ Screw: A Life In Slow Revolution

"A brilliant tapestry of story and artistry by a seasoned journalist whose love for hip-hop flourishes here."

Ciesay, co-founder of PLACES+FACES

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