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Donda West and Karen Hunter: Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar (2007)

The only West biographer we can vouch for at this time is his mom. And even that, we do with reservation.

Jay-Z: Decoded (2010)

Really, we were just looking for an excuse to plug Shawn Carter's beautifully designed and fascinating graphic autobiography. There's a reason why it's all the rage.

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