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How to Rap

The Art and Science of the Hip-hop MC
Edwards, Paul (eBook - 2009)
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How to Rap
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Clipse, Cypress Hill, Nelly, Public Enemy, Remy Ma, Schoolly D, A Tribe Called Quest, will.i.am#151;these 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#151;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.
Authors: Edwards, Paul, 1982-
Title: How to rap
the art and science of the hip-hop MC
[electronic resource]
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2009
Characteristics: xii, 340 p
Statement of Responsibility: Paul Edwards; foreward by Kool G. Rap
Notes: Includes index
Additional Contributors: ebrary
Alternate Title: Public Library Complete
ISBN: 9781556528163
Branch Call Number: Electronic Book
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2010. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Subject Headings: Rap (Music) Instruction and study Lyric writing (Popular music)
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Topical Term: Rap (Music)
Lyric writing (Popular music)
LCCN: 2009026892
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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 »

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