HIP HOP DECODEDFROM ITS ANCIENT ORIGIN TO ITS MODERN DAY MATRIXBy The Black DotMOME Publishing Inc., April 2006269 Pages, Paperback, $19.95Genre: Non-FictionRating: 5 of 5Hip Hop DecodedRarely does a book merit the status of being called a classic. This is one of those rareoccasions.Hip Hop Decoded is more than a mere book. It is a scripture of guidance for the so-calledhip hop generation. Similar to an ancient papyrus coded with instructions to awaken thegod within, this book expands the reader’s consciousness and helps to de-activate theconceptual incarceration program designed by the architects of the matrix.Deciding not to follow traditional writing guidelines, the author mixes fiction with non-fiction in a perfectly intertwined kaleidoscope of creative story-telling and accurate hiphop chronology.The total history of hip hop is chronicled in this book. “The Chaos Realm,” named by theauthor, is cited as being the most powerful era of hip hop. It is from “The Chaos Realm”that the Gods created a template from which the entire world of hip hop emanated. Byusing “The Chaos Realm” as a starting point the author shows and proves how hip hopculture was purposely taken away from its creators and diabolically used as a weapon of destruction to control the masses.The chapters titled “The Theys” parts I, II, and III are written well enough to have been a best selling novel as a separate book. The chapter “What If” challenges the reader tothink about recent hip hop situations and analyze them carefully.The chapter “The Science of the Chosen Ones(s)” is a diamond among the other gems inthis book. This chapter deconstructs the matrix’s oldest program of creating a messiah-type character for the masses to follow.I whole-heartily recommend this book. Everyone should it. It is much more than justanother book about rappers and hip hop culture. This book is an analysis of how so-calledhip hop reality is created, perceived and controlled.In years to come, this book will be compared with “The Coldest Winter Ever,” because of its impact on both readers and writers. This book represents the next evolution in Black literature from ghetto/hip hop/street literature to the genre of the urban scholar.