Table of Contents
   Introduction: Music, Message, and Moneyp. ix
   The Game: Reapin' Rap's Richesp. 1
   Hip-Hop's 'Hood: America's New Silicon Valleyp. 17
   Rap's Got Roots: American Blingp. 39
   The Dot-Coms Bust: But the Rappers Bloomp. 57
   Russell Simmons: Empires of the 'Hoodp. 71
   From the Belly of the Beast: Gangsta Rap Roots; Hip-Hop's Cultural Mythp. 91
   Puff Daddy, Sean John, P. Diddy, Diddy: The Man Is the Brandp. 111
   "Ghetto Bill": Brilliant Vision; Flawless Executionp. 129
   Dash and Carter: Takin' Over the Worldp. 143
   East Coast-West Coast-Gulf Coast: But Southern Rap? Ludacris!p. 157
   Hip-Hop Nation: "What Else?"p. 169