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How to Rap

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A first of its kind collection, How to Rap is an insightful and intelligent breakdown of the elements of rap for anyone wanting to learn the art form or understand the principles behind it. Author Paul Edwards examines the dynamics of hip hop from every region and in every form - mainstream, underground, current and classic - looking in particular at content, flow, writing and delivery. Edwards provides unparalleled access to the most acclaimed names in rap and their methods of working, with a foreword by Kool G Rap and interviews with over 100 artists, including Public Enemy, Mobb Deep, Schoolly D, Nelly, will.i.am, Arrested Development, A Tribe Called Quest, and Rah Digga. This one and only comprehensive examination of the MC art form is pure gold for the hip hop lover.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 25mm | 373g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. ill.
  • 0753540894
  • 9780753540893
  • 390,360

Review quote

"A complete guide to the art and craft of the MC, anyone who's serious about becoming a rapper should read this first ... A vital and vibrant expose of a much misunderstood art form" * Hip Hop Connection *show more

About Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards is a writer and researcher of hip hop. He is regarded as a leading expert on hip hop and rap, and has been referred to as 'the Aristotle of Hip-Hop poetics' by internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet Dana Gioia.show more

Review Text

"A complete guide to the art and craft of the MC, anyone who's serious about becoming a rapper should read this first ... A vital and vibrant expose of a much misunderstood art form"show more

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523 ratings
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2 6% (31)
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