Gr 8 Up—These lengthy biographies of contemporary hip-hop artists are full of color photographs, in-depth analysis of their work in the music industry, and deep dives into their private and public lives. While primarily complimentary, the books also address some of the more controversial aspects of the artists' careers and personal lives, including topics such as drug use and violence. The writing is accessible and engaging. Young hip-hop fans will find plenty to feed their interests. The ever-changing world of music means that biographies such as these are likely to become dated very quickly. VERDICT Solid choices for libraries with teen patrons looking for more contemporary biographical figures.