How to Rap

How to Rap : The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC

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Clipse, Cypress Hill, Nelly, Public Enemy, Remy Ma, Schoolly D, A Tribe Called Quest, will.i.amthese are just some of the acclaimed artists offering tips and advice in this compelling how-to. Delivering countless candid and exclusive first-person insights from interviews with more than one hundred of the most innovative artists, author Paul Edwards examines the dynamics of rap from every region and in every form--mainstream and underground, current and classicand covers everything from content and flow to rhythm and delivery. A first-of-its-kind guide, "How to Rap "provides a wealth of insight and rapping lore that will benefit beginners and pros alike."

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
  • Chicago Review Press
  • ChicagoUnited States
  • English
  • Original
  • 20 b/w photos
  • 1556528167
  • 9781556528163
  • 14,149

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"Want to be a true emcee? Then pick up this book before picking up a microphone. Never before has the artform been broken down so well." (no. 1 news and interview site for West Coast hip-hop, including regular interviews with major rappers such as Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube)"

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About Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards holds a master s degree in postmodernism, literature, and contemporary culture from University of London and has done extensive research on rappers and their creative processes, musical theories, and lyrics. Kool G Rap is one of the most influential MCs of all time, with Eminem, Jay-Z, Big Pun, R.A. the Rugged Man, and many others citing him among their influences. Frequently on greatest MCs of all time lists, he has appeared on tracks with numerous artists, including Eminem, Nas, AZ, Mobb Deep, Busta Rhymes, Big L, Ghostface Killah, and Canibus."

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