This Rap Year Book
Former Grantland (R.I.P.) writer Shea Serrano knows his hip-hop, and he's sharing that knowledge with the world in The Rap Year Book. This encyclopedic tome dissects what Serrano defines as the most important rap song of every year since 1979.
It comes "complete with infographics, lyric maps, uproarious and informative footnotes, portraits of the artists, and short essays by other prominent music writers, The Rap Year Book is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created."