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Subject: Featured Music/Pop Culture/Art Titles

Black Music


The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka’s seminal work, BLUES PEOPLE, and latest selection in the AkashiClassics Renegade Reprint Series. This collection of essays by Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones includes a new introduction by the author and Q&A by Calvin Reid.

Hard Art, DC 1979

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Pulitzer prize–winning photographer Lucian Perkins captures four electrifying punk shows in Washington, DC, in 1979, with narrative by Alec MacKaye and an essay by Henry Rollins.

Infinity Blues


World-famous singer-songwriter Ryan Adams reveals his prodigious talents as a poetry and fiction writer.

The Perfume Burned His Eyes—Signed with Limited Edition Hardcover ZOPA WORDS

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This LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE for the paperback edition of Michael Imperioli’s novel The Perfume Burned His Eyes includes a signed book and the limited edition signed hardcover ZOPA WORDS, by Imperioli and his bandmates Elijah Amitin and Olmo Tighe of ZOPA.

THIS PAGE IS FOR THE LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE OF THE PERFUME BURNED HIS EYES. Click [HERE] for details on the regular edition of the book.

STEWdio: The Naphic Grovel ARTrilogy of Chuck D


Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage, etc.) brings his personal insights and social critiques to the page in fierce, passionate, and evocative visual art and prose

*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will be SIGNED by Chuck D!

What Else Is in the Teaches of Peaches

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An outrageous and provocative photograph book of cult music hero Peaches, with text from Peaches, Yoko Ono, Elliot Page, and Michael Stipe.

While supplies last, books ordered through the Akashic Books website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Peaches!