the rap yearbook features the most important rap song from every year since 1979, discussed, debated and deconstructed! not to be confused with the "best" rap song each year, which the author denotes early on.
the text is funny and accessible, the illustrations and diagrams (yes, infographics!!!) offer witty sidebars and such great tidbits, and the foreword by ice-T is fab. i highly recommend this read.