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


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How to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC by Paul Edwards
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I love this book and keep going back to it. It has alot of input from artists which is helpful because they know what they are talking about, they are out there doing this or have done it and been successful. There is a lot to this book it covers almost all of the areas of rapping, all of the ones i can think of and then some.

If your interested in Rapping or hip-hop and want to know about it and the techniques used then you should definitely check this out.

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Examining the dynamics of hip-hop from every region and in every form - mainstream and underground, current and classic - this compelling how-to discusses everything from content and flow to rhythm and delivery in relation to the art and craft of rap. Compiled from the most extensive research on rapping to date, this first-of-its-kind guide delivers countless candid and exclusive insights from more than 100 of the most critically acclaimed artists in hip-hop - including Clipse, Cypress Hill, Nelly, Public Enemy, Remy Ma, Schoolly D, A Tribe Called Quest, and will.i.am - unravelling the stories behind their art and preserving a wealth of the genre's history through the words of the legends themselves. Exhaustively detailing the many complex aspects of rapping - such as utilising literary tools and devices to strengthen content, battling, imagery, similes, metaphors, analogies, slang, performing both live and in the studio, word play, controversial content and punchlines, and constructing beats, singles, and free-styling - with emphasis on enunciating and breathing for unique vocal style, this remarkable book will benefit beginners and pros alike with its limitless wealth of rapping lore and insight.
Release date Australia
December 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
20 b/w photos
A Cappella Books
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