Walk This Way
by Run-DMC & Aerosmith
Ro gives an excellent, personal, and detailed story of the band's history that manages to put you right there next to the musicians as they revolutionize hip-hop.
If you ever find yourself asking why something happened in hip-hop, read Jeff Chang's book, which explores the geographical, socioeconomic, political, and historical context of how hip-hop came to be and what it has become.
Reeves tells the story of hip-hop through ten artists, from Run-DMC to Eminem, and explores the politics of the black generation that grew up after the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power.