Friends! Your name could be chosen at random to receive a free copy of my 1992 paperback book, Break It Down: The Inside Story of the New Leaders of Rap. The book includes more than 60 candid interviews with the original creators of hip-hop and photos by one of rap's all-time greatest photographers, Al Pereira. Break It Down was hailed by Public Enemy's Chuck D as one of the 10 best books about hip-hop.
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You'll be entered in the contest, AND you'll get an email reminder when we release new episodes.
After all these years, I've still got several copies of my book -- which I bought after it was released. (Yup. The author doesn't get them free.) I'll continue to give the rest away when more hip-hop episodes of the podcast are released. This will include never-heard interviews with Ice-T, Queen Latifah, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Salt-N-Pepa, and many others.
So please sign up for our email list in the right column on our home page. One of the books that I couldn't throw out... could be yours.
RAP BOOK GIVEAWAY RULES
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Eligibility. The I Couldn't Throw It Out Rap Book Giveaway (“Sweepstakes”) is open to all natural persons who are legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years old at time of entry. Void outside the USA, in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and other United States territories and possessions. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law
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