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Grant Brydon

Life Lessons from Hip-Hop: 50 Reflections on Creativity, Motivation andWellbeing

dorling kindersley

hardback book

Released: 1st Sep 2022


Hip-hop meets self help, with advice on creativity, self-belief, productivity, and more from rap's most influential voices.

A unique hip-hop focussed take on the self-help trend, offering perspectives from some of the biggest artists in the world's most popular music genre and applying their teachings to resonate with a new audience. Inspirational advice for readers on artistic practice, productivity, mental health and more that can be applied to musicians, entrepreneurs, artists, designers, and writers. Hip-hop is the world's biggest music genre, while the global personal development market is predicted to be worth $56.66 Billion by 2027. This book combines these two massive industries. Grant Brydon is a hip-hop music journalist and trainee mental health practitioner, giving him an experienced perspective on how these two worlds interact. Take control of your narrative and become the best version of yourself with 50 Hip-Hop inspired lessons that will inspire a new generation. Grant Brydon has interviewed some of the biggest names in hip-hop. Here he shares the creative directions and tips derived from one-on-one conversations with Pharrell Williams, J Cole, Big Sean, Nipsey Hussle, and many more. With chapters covering motivation, creativity, authenticity, mental wellbeing, resilience, and more, the advice gleaned from these important artists' life experiences will help you to face up to your own challenges and inspire you to make simple changes that have major positive consequences. Lessons include: Lessons include award-winning rapper, singer, songwriter and producer J Cole on how to Define Success, Grammy award-winning hip-hop- legend Nas on Maintaining Focus, Flo Milli (viral TikTok sensation and Best New Artist nominee) on Committing to Inspiration, Big Sean on how to Take Time Off and Talk to Someone, and Mac Miller on how to Reinvent Yourself, plus many more.

Life Lessons from Hip-Hop: 50 Reflections on Creativity, Motivation andWellbeing