How to Rap

The Art and Science of the Hip-hop MC

Edwards, Paul

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
How to Rap
Clipse, Cypress Hill, Nelly, Public Enemy, Remy Ma, Schoolly D, A Tribe Called Quest, 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 classic--and 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.

Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781556528163
Branch Call Number: 782.421649143 E26h 2009
Characteristics: xii, 340 p. ;,22 cm


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This is a helpful guide for beginners, more experienced emcees, and hip-hop listeners. Paul Edwards uses quotes he acquired from interviews with a huge variety of emcees, from E-40 to Aesop Rock, to guide the narrative. All of the essential elements of emceeing are broken down into 4 helpful part... Read More »

Several famous rappers provide advice to both beginners and pros in this practical text.

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