Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style Reading List

Hip Hop & Style Reading List

Bui, Jenny. Little Black Nail Book Presents The Bling Book – Jenny’s Secret (Folaké Aminat, 2022).

Day, Daniel R. Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem (Random House, 2019). 

Ford, Tanisha. Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl's Love Letter to the Power of Fashion (St. Martin's Press, 2019).

Garcia, Bobbito. Where'd You Get Those? New York City's Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 (Testify Book, 2003).

Hilfiger, Tommy. American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion & Business (Ballantine Books, 2016).

Hilfiger, Tommy and David A. Keeps Hilfiger. All American: A Style Book (Pavilion, 1998).

John, Daymond. Little Daymond Learns to Earn (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2023).

John, Daymond. Display of Power: How FUBU Changed a World of Fashion, Branding and Lifestyle (Naked Ink, 2007).

Martin, Alexander J. Money Made Me Crazy: How I Squandered Millions of Dollars Building an Empire (SFirm Publishing, An Imprint of Leeds Press Corp, 2002).

Oh, Minya. Bling Bling: Hip Hop's Crown Jewels (Wenner, 2005).

Osorio, Kim. Straight from the Source: An Expose from the Former Editor in Chief of the Hip-Hop Bible (VH1 Books, 2008). 

Osse, Reggie and Gabriel Tolliver. Bling: The Jewelry Book. (Bloomsbury USA, 2006).

Paniccioli, Ernest. Hip Hop at the End of the World: The Photography of Brother Ernie. (Universe, 2018).

Romero, Elena, Free Stylin': How Hip Hop Changed the Fashion Industry (Hip Hop in America) (Praeger, 2012).

Runell, Marcell and Martha Diaz. The Hip-Hop Education Guidebook, Volume 1 (Hip-Hop Association, 2007).

Shabazz, Jamel. Back in the Days (powerHouse Books, 2001).

Sacasa, Edwin Phade and Alain KET Mariduena. Shirt Kings: Pioneers of Hip Hop Fashion (Dokument Press, 2023).

Salas, Macel and Isabel Attyah Flower. The Nameplate: Jewelry, Culture, and Identity (Clarkson Potter, 2023).

Tobak, Vikki. Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History (Taschen, 2022).

Tokbak, Vikki. Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop (Clarkson Potter, 2018).

Thomas, Eddie. Daymond John: A Biography (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018).

Way, Elizabeth. Black Designers in American Fashion (Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021).

Wood, Simon. The Ultimate Sneaker Book (Taschen, 2018).

Hip Hop & Style Films

Jones, Nasir “Nas.” You’re Watching Video Music Box (Showtime, 2022)

X, Farah and Lisa Cortes. The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion (Tribeca Studios, Cortés Films and MCM, 2019)

Jenkins, Sacha. Fresh Dressed (Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2015)

De Longville, Thibaut and Lisa Leone, Just for Kicks (Image Entertainment, 2006).

Friendly, David T. and Mick Patridge. Sneakerheadz (Fuse Docs, 2015).

Ahearn, Charlie. Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer (Showtime, 2013)

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