Sunday, May 26, 2019

Books Read by Nipsey Hussle

Photo: Brian Petchers for Forbes

Twelve(!) years ago, I put together a list of books read by Tupac Shakur based on notes provided by a couple of fan sites, both of which, unfortunately, have since been deleted. (I'm happy to say I've read many of these books since then.) Recently, Twitter user Marquette Alumna (@theSIMSITY) posted an image containing a list of books said to have been read by the late Nipsey Hussle. Though I can't verify the list, I have heard/seen Nipsey Hussle reference or specifically cite a number of these titles. (I'm currently reading one of these books, which he mentioned in this Breakfast Club interview from 2018.) My hope is that this will inspire you to check out some of these books as well. See below for the full list:

Books Read by Nipsey Hussle
A Macat Analysis of Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Mask
by Rachele Dini
The Art & Science of Respect:
A Memoir
by James Prince
The Art of Seduction
by Robert Greene
The Art of War
by Sun Tzu
The Beautiful Struggle:
A Memoir
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Blood in My Eye
by George L. Jackson
The I Ching, or, Book of Changes
Conscious Capitalism:
Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business
by John Mackey and Rajendra Sisodia
Contagious: Why Things Catch On
by Jonah Berger
Creative Selection:
Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
by Ken Kocienda
Culture Vultures:
Conversations with Damon Dash
by Kenyatta Griggs & Damon Dash
by Jay Z
 The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin
Fooled by Randomness:
The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Four:
The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
by Scott Galloway
The 48 Laws of Power
by Robert Greene
Heal Thyself for Health and Longevity
by Queen Afua
How to Eat to Live
by Elijah Muhammad
I Didn't Do It for You:
How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation
by Michela Wrong
Invisible Influence:
The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior
by Jonah Berger
Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison
The Isis Yssis Papers:
The Keys to the Colors
by Frances Cress Welsing
Law and Economics of Vertical Integration and Control
by Roger D. Blair & David Kaserman
The Lost Book of Enoch
by David Humphreys
Manchild in the Promised Land
by Claude Brown
Message to the Blackman in America
by Elijah Muhammad
No Man Is an Island
by Thomas Merton
The One Device:
The Secret History of the iPhone
by Brian Merchant
The 1% Rule:
How to Fall in Love with the Process and Achieve Your Wildest Dreams
by Tommy Baker
How Non-Conformists Move the World
by Adam Grant
The Peebles Principles:
Tales and Tactics from an Entrepreneur's Life of Winning Deals, Succeeding in Business, and Creating a Fortune from Scratch
by R. Donahue Peebles
Political Economy:
A Comparative Approach
by Barry Stewart Clark
Power vs. Force
by David R. Hawkins
The National Plan to Empower Black America
by Claud Anderson
Purple Cow:
Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
by Seth Godin
Rich Dad Poor Dad
by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Revolutionary Suicide
by Huey P. Newton
by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
The Richest Man in Babylon
by George S. Clason
Sacred Woman:
A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit
by Queen Afua
The Second Sex
by Simone de Beauvoir
The Secret
by Rhonda Byrne
Seize the Time:
The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton
by Bobby Seale
Shoe Dog:
A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
by Phil Knight
Soul on Ice
by Eldridge Cleaver
The Spook Who Sat by the Door
by Sam Greenlee
Steve Jobs:
A Biography
by Walter Isaacson
Think and Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill
Three Magic Words:
The Key to Power, Peace and Plenty
by Uell Stanley Anderson
Tools of Titans:
The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
by Tim Ferriss
The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding:
How to Build a Product or Service into a World-Class Brand
by Al Ries & Laura Ries
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing:
Violate Them at Your Own Risk!
by Al Ries & Jack Trout
2022 Anunnaki Code:
End of the World and Their Return to Earth
by Maximillien de Lafayette
Vertical Integration and Technological Innovation:
A Transaction Cost Approach
by Yeoung Heok Lee
  The Way of the Superior Man:
A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire
by David Deida
We Were Eight Years in Power:
An American Tragedy
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Wretched of the Earth
by Frantz Fanon