How to Rap 2

How to Rap 2
Author: Paul Edwards
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-09-01
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781613744048

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Praise for How to Rap: "Filled with real tools and overflowing with inspiration, this comprehensive how-to manual examines the art and craft of rap. . . . Both newcomers to rap and more experienced listeners and artists can gain insights in the time-honored tradition of learning from the past, as told straight from the artists’ mouths. . . . Highly recommended." --Library Journal Featuring an array of rap techniques never before explained or cataloged--such as flams, triplets, lazy tails, and vibrato--HOW TO RAP 2 is a must-read for MCs looking to take their craft to the next level, as well as anyone fascinated by rapping and its complexity. Filled with exclusive insights from hip-hop's most innovative artists, such as Tech N9ne, Crooked I, The Pharcyde, Das EFX, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Big Daddy Kane, this book takes you through the intricacies of rhythm, rhyme, and vocal delivery, delving into the art form in unprecedented detail. 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. He is the author of How to Rap. Gift of Gab, of the group Blackalicious, is noted as one of the most dexterous and versatile MCs of all time.

How to Rap 2

How to Rap 2
Author: Paul Edwards,Gift of Gab
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013
Genre: Music
ISBN: 1613744013

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In this sequel to How to Rap, techniques that have not previously been explained—such as triplets, flams, lazy tails, and breaking rhyme patterns—are thoroughly broken down and examined, arming readers with additional tools for their rapping repertoire. Filled with interviews from hip-hop's most innovative artists, including Tech N9ne, Crooked I, Pharcyde, Das EFX, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Big Daddy Kane, this book takes you through the intricacies of rhythm, rhyme, and vocal delivery, delving into the art form in unprecedented detail. This work is a must-read for MCs looking to take their craft to the next level, as well as anyone fascinated by rapping and its complexity.

How to Rap

How to Rap
Author: Paul Edwards
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-12
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781569763773

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"A complete guide to the art and craft of the MC, anyone who's serious about becoming a rapper should read this first." -Hip Hop Connection magazine "A clever breakdown of the art form of hip-hop rhymes... It's about time someone actually recognized this powerful music for its artistic integrity." -Speech, Arrested Development 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. 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-revealing the stories behind their art and preserving the genre's history through the words of the legends themselves. Beginners and pros alike will benefit from the wealth of rapping lore and insight in this remarkable collection."--

The Rap Year Book

The Rap Year Book
Author: Shea Serrano
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 583
Release: 2015-10-13
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781613128190

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A New York Times–bestselling, in-depth exploration of the most pivotal moments in rap music from 1979 to 2014. Here’s what The Rap Year Book does: It takes readers from 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present, with Shea Serrano hilariously discussing, debating, and deconstructing the most important rap song year by year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music—from artists’ backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players—both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation. Picked by Billboard as One of the 100 Greatest Music Books of All-Time Pitchfork Book Club’s first selection

Book of Rhymes

Book of Rhymes
Author: Adam Bradley
Publsiher: Civitas Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-06-27
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780465094417

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If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hop's revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MC's wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners.Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.

Understand Rap

Understand Rap
Author: William Buckholz
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2011-01-26
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781613120156

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Tongue-in-cheek translations of rap lyrics for the clueless! Rap songs are famous for their double entendres, clever turns of phrase, and general ingenuity, but that doesn’t mean things always make sense the first time around. Enter Understand Rap, a funny pop-cultural reference based on the website of the same name, which dryly and precisely explains the confusing lyrics and terms used in rap songs—in language that even the most unhip person can understand! “Where has this book been all our lives?” —Geek Alerts

The Concise Guide to Hip Hop Music

The Concise Guide to Hip Hop Music
Author: Paul Edwards
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-02-10
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781250034823

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In 1973, the music scene was forever changed by the emergence of hip-hop. Masterfully blending the rhythmic grooves of funk and soul with layered beats and chanted rhymes, artists such as DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash paved the way for an entire new genre and generation of musicians. In this comprehensive, accessible guide, Paul Edwards breaks down the difference between old school and new school, recaps the biggest influencers of the genre, and sets straight the myths and misconceptions of the artists and their music. Fans old and new alike will all learn something new about the history and development of hip-hop, from its inception up through the current day, in The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music.

Ego Trip s Book of Rap Lists

Ego Trip s Book of Rap Lists
Author: Sacha Jenkins,Elliott Wilson,Jeff Mao,Gabe Alvarez,Brent Rollins
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-03-25
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781466866973

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Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists is more popular than racism! Hip hop is huge, and it's time someone wrote it all down. And got it all right. With over 25 aggregate years of interviews, and virtually every hip hop single, remix and album ever recorded at their disposal, the highly respected Ego Trip staff are the ones to do it. The Book of Rap Lists runs the gamut of hip hop information. This is an exhaustive, indispensable and completely irreverent bible of true hip hip knowledge.

The Anthology of Rap

The Anthology of Rap
Author: Adam Bradley,Andrew DuBois
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-11-02
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780300163063

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From the school yards of the South Bronx to the tops of the "Billboard" charts, rap has emerged as one of the most influential cultural forces of our time. This pioneering anthology brings together more than 300 lyrics written over 30 years, from the "old school" to the present day.

On the Come Up

On the Come Up
Author: Angie Thomas
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-02-05
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780062498571

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#1 New York Times bestseller · Seven starred reviews · Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book “For all the struggle in this book, Thomas rarely misses a step as a writer. Thomas continues to hold up that mirror with grace and confidence. We are lucky to have her, and lucky to know a girl like Bri.”—The New York Times Book Review This digital edition contains a letter from the author, deleted scenes, a picture of the author as a teen rapper, an annotated playlist, Angie’s top 5 MCs, an annotated rap, illustrated quotes from the book, and an excerpt from Concrete Rose, Angie's return to Garden Heights. Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral . . . for all the wrong reasons. Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn’t just want to make it—she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be. Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t always free. Don't miss Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas's powerful prequel to her phenomenal bestseller, The Hate U Give!

How to Hustle and Win

How to Hustle and Win
Author: Supreme Understanding
Publsiher: Proven Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-05-26
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 0981617093

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The follow-up to the bestselling Part One delves deeper into personal development and explores business, relationships, community work, activism, networking, and creating widespread social change. Over 120 practical lessons, drawn from real life examples, are provided to illustrate how easily one can create real change in their lives and in their communities.

The Story of Rap

The Story of Rap
Author: Lindsey Sagar
Publsiher: Caterpillar Books
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2019-06-13
Genre: Board books
ISBN: 184857830X

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From Grandmaster Flash to Jay-Z rap has shaped generations and transformed the charts. Bop along with the greats in this adorable baby book that introduces little ones to the rappers that started it all.

Gangsta Rap

Gangsta Rap
Author: Benjamin Zephaniah
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-07-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781408842546

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Just what do you do with talent from the wrong side of town? Benjamin Zephaniah draws on his own experiences with school and the music business to create a novel that speaks with passion and immediacy about the rap scene. Ray has trouble at home, and he has trouble at school – until he's permanently excluded and ends up sleeping on the floor of a record shop. What happens to a boy like Ray? If he's lucky, maybe he gets a chance to shine. The story of three boys who aren't easy. They don't fit in. They seem to attract trouble. But they know what they want, and they've got the talent to back it up ... Brilliantly written and with a real ear for dialogue, fans of Angie Thomas and Malorie Blackman will love Benjamin Zephaniah's novels for young adult readers: Refugee Boy Face Gangsta Rap Teacher's Dead

The History of Hip Hop

The History of Hip Hop
Author: Eric Reese
Publsiher: Eric Reese
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2018-07-28
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Hip Hop is the way of life that's defining the world's youth today! What's the Hip Hop Truth for the Art and Pulse of America? This cultural brilliance of sound presented a voice and unique mind through the rough streets of America's largest conurbations going as far back as the 1920s. Sprung from the spirits of poverty, this inner city culture quickly uncovered an amazing bunch of young fresh black American forces of nature eager to express their unique self street accounts and contributed to a spirited new style of soul of black Americana across major cities in the USA. Nowadays, Hip Hop has reached the doorsteps of Africa, Australia, Asia, Jamaica, Canada and just about everywhere on the planet. To picture how far rap music has come, I discuss the following: - Difference between Hip-Hop and Rap - The earliest influences which birthed Hip Hop - Definition of Hip Hop culture - Role of Underground Rap Music - Cultural Theories around Hip Hop - Greatest Hip Hop moments - Catalog of Hip Hop Genres - Worldwide Hip Hop movements - And much more... As this music legacy continues to expand its sway, know for sure it's here to stay. The History of Hip Hop book series (Books 1 -3) gives you the very insights of an indisputable force of urban lyricists and Djs guaranteeing to keep producing incredible music talents and exciting new classics for ages to come. Hip Hop lives on! No need to hesitate. Click Buy Now and get schooled in the legacy of the world's most cultural evolution!

Listening to Rap

Listening to Rap
Author: Michael Berry
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018-06-14
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781315315867

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Over the past four decades, rap and hip hop culture have taken a central place in popular music both in the United States and around the world. Listening to Rap: An Introduction enables students to understand the historical context, cultural impact, and unique musical characteristics of this essential genre. Each chapter explores a key topic in the study of rap music from the 1970s to today, covering themes such as race, gender, commercialization, politics, and authenticity. Synthesizing the approaches of scholars from a variety of disciplines—including music, cultural studies, African-American studies, gender studies, literary criticism, and philosophy—Listening to Rap tracks the evolution of rap and hip hop while illustrating its vast cultural significance. The text features more than 60 detailed listening guides that analyze the musical elements of songs by a wide array of artists, from Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash to Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and more. A companion website showcases playlists of the music discussed in each chapter. Rooted in the understanding that cultural context, music, and lyrics combine to shape rap’s meaning, the text assumes no prior knowledge. For students of all backgrounds, Listening to Rap offers a clear and accessible introduction to this vital and influential music.