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2007 Arts Club of Washington’s National Award for Arts Writing - FinalistWith roots that stretch from West Africa through the black pulpit, hip-hop emerged in the streets of the South Bronx in the 1970s and has spread to the farthest corners of the earth. To the Break of Dawn uniquely examines this freestyle verbal artistry on its own terms. A kid from Queens who spent his youth at the epicenter of this new art form, music critic William Jelani Cobb takes readers inside the beats, the lyrics, and the flow of hip-hop, separating mere corporate rappers from the creative MCs that forged the art in the crucible of the street jam.The four pillars of hip hop—break dancing, graffiti art, deejaying, and rapping—find their origins in traditions as diverse as the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira and Caribbean immigrants’ turnstile artistry. Tracing hip-hop’s relationship to ancestral forms of expression, Cobb explores the cultural and literary elements that are at its core. From KRS-One and Notorious B.I.G. to Tupac Shakur and Lauryn Hill, he profiles MCs who were pivotal to the rise of the genre, verbal artists whose lineage runs back to the black preacher and the bluesman.Unlike books that focus on hip-hop as a social movement or a commercial phenomenon, To the Break of Dawn tracks the music's aesthetic, stylistic, and thematic evolution from its inception to today's distinctly regional sub-divisions and styles. Written with an insider's ear, the book illuminates hip-hop's innovations in a freestyle form that speaks to both aficionados and newcomers to the art.

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We have been lied to over and over about the existence of extra-terrestrial life. But, in the year 2038, on the day of their invasion, we learned the truth. . . Follow the story of the most elite special operations team in the United States, arguably the world. Their codename: Scorching Rain. Their newest mission: give Earth a fighting chance against the alien menace. Will they succeed? What challenges will they face as they approach their goal? Find the answers and much more by reading "At the Break of Dawn"!

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Tracey H. Kitts

Thanks to a bet with her best friend, Dawn is about to get involved with the undead love of her life for the second time. So what if he's immortal. It could work, right?Warning: This book contains graphic sex, graphic language, and one smoking hot vampire.

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“In your conniving little head you think you’re manipulating me. You think I love you that much that I will go through all this just to be here for you. You think you’re using me, but you’re not. God is using me.” Dawn tells the story of how she received a phone call from the family of an ex-boyfriend informing her that he had suffered a massive stroke and had been hospitalized. Although he couldn’t talk, he managed to relay to them that he wanted her. They contacted her and despite their failed relationship, she went to him. She details how she was given an assignment by God to care for him and how God covered and protected while He used her. Dawn’s extraordinary story of how God gave her the strength, patience and endurance to complete the task is the quintessential narrative of life—the perfect intersection of humor and heartbreak.

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Thanks to a bet with her best friend, Dawn is about to get involved with the undead love of her life for the second time. So what if he's immortal. It could work, right? Warning: This book contains graphic sex, graphic language, and one smoking hot vampire.

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Revenge is a dish best served cold... Vanessa Jackson has become “the voice” of the women trapped inside the confines of the Wayne County Women’s Correctional Facility. As she continues her crusade to tell the stories of the lost and forgotten souls that inhabit the prison walls, she begins to fall deeper into their world of pain, loss, and sorrow.This time Vanessa has been assigned to interview Dawn Langston, a woman turned vigilante after the brutal kidnap and murder of her sister. The violently cold-blooded and savage nature of the crime leads Vanessa to question her ability to execute her assignment successfully without losing herself completely.Go with Vanessa as she continues her downward spiral into the mind of a woman who flawlessly executed the kidnapping, torture, and murder of the man that changed her life forever.

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"In your conniving little head you think you're manipulating me. You think I love you that much that I will go through all this just to be here for you. You think you're using me, but you're not. God is using me." Dawn tells the story of how she received a phone call from the family of an ex-boyfriend informing her that he had suffered a massive stroke and had been hospitalized. Although he couldn't talk, he managed to relay to them that he wanted her. They contacted her and despite their failed relationship, she went to him. She details how she was given an assignment by God to care for him and how God covered and protected while He used her. Dawn's extraordinary story of how God gave her the strength, patience and endurance to complete the task is the quintessential narrative of life- the perfect intersection of humor and heartbreak.

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