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Will Smith Leads Best Selling Hip Hop Memoirs On Amazon!!!!

Will Smith Leads Best Selling Hip Hop Memoirs On Amazon!!!!

Will Smith leads the list of the best-selling Hip Hop Biographies. See who else is on the list.

Will Smith Sits Atop The Best Selling Hip Hop Biography’s List On Amazon

According to Amazon, these are the best-selling Rap and Hip Hop Musician biographies.

Available right now in hardcover, paperback, kindle audio CD, and/or audiobook, these are the top sellers.

Check them out –

#1 – WILL

“It’s the best memoir I’ve ever read.” – Oprah Winfrey

  • Subject: 53-year-old Actor, Rapper, and Film Producer WILL SMITH (real name Willard Carroll Smith, Jr.)
  • Author: Will Smith (with Mark Manson)
  • Publisher: Penguin Press on November 9, 2021
  • Print Page Count: 432 pages

#2 – THE PERFECT DAY TO BOSS UP: A Hustler’s Guide Building Your Empire

“It doesn’t matter what’s going on. Even the most dire situation is just another opportunity to boss up.” – Rick Ross

  • Subject: 45-year-old Rapper and Record Executive RICK ROSS (real name William Leonard Roberts, II)
  • Author: Rick Ross (with Neil Martine-Belkin)
  • Published by Hanover Square Press on September 7, 2021
  • Print Page Count: 256 pages

#3 – IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD (Get out of your way)

“An inspirational book by self-made musical superstar, Russ, reminding you that it starts with YOU, to believe in yourself and get out of your own way.”

  • Subject: 27-year-old Rapper, Songwriter and Producer RUSS (real name Russell James Vitale)
  • Author: Russ
  • Published by Harper Design on November 12, 2019
  • Print Page Count: 160 pages
  • Audio Length: 1 hr 25 min (Harper Audio)


“…is not about losing weight-it’s about being and feeling excellent regardless of your size or shape. It’s about living f*cking healthy, period.”

  • Subject: 38-year old author, rapper, artist, and chef ACTION BRONSON (real name Ariyan Arslani)
  • Author: Action Bronson
  • Published by Harry N. Abrams (elementary level) on April 20, 2021
  • Print Page Count: 184 pages

#5 – THE 50TH LAW

“…this deeply inspirational book is perfect for entrepreneurs…”

  • Subject: 46-year-old Rapper, Actor and Entrepreneur 50 CENT (real name Curtis James Jackson, III)
  • Author: 50 Cent (with Robert Greene)
  • Published by Harper Audio on September 8, 2009
  • Audio Length: 8 hrs 16 min
  • Kindle Edition: 304 pages (Armistad)

#6 – FROM STAIRCASE TO STAGE: The Story of Raekwon and The Wu-Tang Clan

“there are rappers who everyone loves, and there are rappers who rappers love, and Corey Woods aka Raekwon the Chef is one of the few who is both.”

  • Subject: 53-year-old chef turned rapper RAEKWON (real name Corey Woods)
  • Author: Raekwon (with Anthony Bozza)
  • Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on November 30, 2021
  • Print Page Count: 320 pages (Gallery Books)
  • Audio Length: 11 hrs 38 min

#7 – THE MARATHON DON’T STOP: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle

‘Beautiful tribute to a legendary artist.” – Quincy Jones

  • Subject: Rapper NIPSEY HUSSLE (real name Ermias Asghedom) who was tragically shot down at the age of 33
  • Author: Rob Kenner (narrator Landon Woodson)
  • Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on March 23, 2021
  • Print Page Count: 448 pages (Atria Books)
  • Audio Length: 12 hours


“…composed of my memories, my mishaps, my strugges, my suvivals, and my songs. Unfiltered.” – Mariah Carey

  • Subject: 52-year-old Singer, Songwriter, Actress, and Record Producer MARIAH CAREY
  • Author: Mariah Carey (with Michaela Angela Davis)
  • Published by Andy Cohen Books on September 29, 2020
  • Print Page Count: 368 pages

#9 – UNPROTECTED: A Memoir

A powerful and revealing autobiography about race, sexuality, art, and healing.

  • Subject: 52-year-old Actor, Playwright, Director, and Recording Artist BILLY PORTER
  • Author: Billy Porter
  • Published by Harry N. Abrams on October 19, 202
  • Print Page Count: 288 pages

#10 – THE BOOK OF MAC: Remembering Mac Miller

“I want people to remember his humanity as they’re listening to his music, to remember how much bravery and courage it takes to be that honest…” – musician Kehlani

  • Subject: Rapper and Record Producer MAC MILLER (real name Malcolm James McCormick) who died at the age of 26
  • Author: Donna Claire Chesman
  • Published by Permuted Press on October 26, 2021
  • Print Page Count: 288 pages

So there you have it, Will Smith accomplished yet another feat.


Have you read any of these books?

You can pick up one of these top 10 Hip Hop memoirs, and many others on Amazon right now.

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Tuesday is an SEO-certified Senior Writer for Hip Hop News Uncensored, the trendsetting, top-rated blog, and website for all things Hip Hop. A native Washingtonian, she is deeply involved in the entertainment industry, including Hip Hop, R&B, Blues, etc. She is also a lover of movies and reading celebrity memoirs. Educated at American University in Washington, D.C., Tuesday is a published writer of poetry. Currently working on a novel, the black entertainment enthusiast has developed and maintained a black celebrity blog since 2018.

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