How to Rap 2

How to Rap 2
  • Author : Paul Edwards
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2013-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781613744048

How to Rap 2 Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 1613744013

How to Rap 2 Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2009-12
  • ISBN : 9781569763773

How to Rap Book Review:

"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
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 583
  • Relase : 2015-10-13
  • ISBN : 9781613128190

The Rap Year Book Book Review:

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

Listening to Rap

Listening to Rap
  • Author : Michael Berry
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 270
  • Relase : 2018-06-14
  • ISBN : 9781315315867

Listening to Rap Book Review:

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.

A 2 Z

A 2 Z
  • Author : Lois Stavsky,Isaac Mozeson
  • Publisher : Berkley Trade
  • Pages : 142
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : UOM:39015037761510

A 2 Z Book Review:

A dictionary of rap and hip-hop slang terms features definitions for more than one thousand mainstream words and phrases and includes a discography of classic rap albums and a bibliography of source material. Original.

Book of Rhymes

Book of Rhymes
  • Author : Adam Bradley
  • Publisher : Civitas Books
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2017-06-27
  • ISBN : 9780465094417

Book of Rhymes Book Review:

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.

The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music

The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music
  • Author : Paul Edwards
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2015-02-10
  • ISBN : 9781250034823

The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music Book Review:

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.

The Anthology of Rap

The Anthology of Rap
  • Author : Adam Bradley,Andrew DuBois
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2010-11-02
  • ISBN : 9780300163063

The Anthology of Rap Book Review:

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.

Flow

Flow
  • Author : Mitchell Ohriner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2019-08-01
  • ISBN : 9780190670429

Flow Book Review:

From its dynamic start at dance parties in the South Bronx in the late 1970s, hip hop and rap music have exploded into a dominant style of popular music in the United States and a force for activism and expression all over the world. So, too, has scholarship on hip hop and rap music grown. Yet much of this scholarship, employing methods drawn from sociology and literature, leaves unaddressed the expressive musical choices made by hip hop artists. Fundamental among these choices is the rhythm of the rapping voice, termed "flow." Flow presents unique theoretical and analytical challenges. It is rhythmic in the same way other music is rhythmic, but also in the way speech and poetry are rhythmic. For the first time, Mitchell Ohriner's Flow: The Rhythmic Voice in Rap Music reconciles approaches to key concepts of rhythm, such as meter, periodicity, patterning, and accent, treated independently across other branches of scholarship. Ohriner theorizes flow by weaving between the methods of computational music analysis and humanistic close reading. Through the analysis of large collections of verses and individual tracks, the book addresses theories of rhythm, meter, and groove in the unique ecology of rap music. In a series of case studies in the second half, the work of Eminem clarifies how flow can relate to text, the work of Black Thought of The Roots clarifies how flow can relate to other instrumental streams, and the work of Talib Kweli clarifies how flow can relate to rap's persistent meter. While Ohriner focuses on rap music throughout the book, the methods he introduces will be useful for other musical genres that feature the voice freely interacting with a more rigid metric framework.

How to Hustle and Win

How to Hustle and Win
  • Author : Supreme Understanding
  • Publisher : Proven Publishing
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2010-05-26
  • ISBN : 0981617093

How to Hustle and Win Book Review:

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.

Hip-Hop Alphabet

Hip-Hop Alphabet
  • Author : Howie Abrams
  • Publisher : Permuted Press
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2019-04-23
  • ISBN : 9781682618660

Hip-Hop Alphabet Book Review:

Yo Gabba Gabba! meets Yo! MTV Raps in this lively and educational book for young children learning the alphabet—and their hip-hop–loving parents. Take a wondrous alphabetical journey through the glorious history of hip-hop in this kid-friendly introduction to the music that defined a generation. Featuring clever rhymes and graffiti-style drawings by legendary artist Mr. Kaves, Hip-Hop Alphabet uses the twenty-six letters of the alphabet to educate kids about classic icons (LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, and Jay-Z), as well as essential elements of the music and culture (DJs, microphones, and turntables). Learn the ABCs with a beat!

The Story of Rap

The Story of Rap
  • Author : Lindsey Sagar
  • Publisher : Caterpillar Books
  • Pages : 24
  • Relase : 2019-06-13
  • ISBN : 184857830X

The Story of Rap Book Review:

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.

Rap Journal

Rap Journal
  • Author : Make It Happen Publishing Inc
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 104
  • Relase : 2018-10-08
  • ISBN : 198911623X

Rap Journal Book Review:

This RAPPER JOURNAL is perfect for recording your favorite RAPS, writing your own RAP lyrics and jotting down any of your RAP ideas and inspirations.Also includes: RAP RESOURCES such as Rhyme Patterns, Types of Rhymes and a list of some of the most used words used by RAPPERS as well as some famous RAP Lyrics

IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD

IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD
  • Author : Russ
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2019-11-12
  • ISBN : 9780062962447

IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD Book Review:

Instant National Bestseller! Wall Street Journal bestseller; USA Today bestseller; Publishers Weekly bestseller; international bestseller. An inspirational book by self-made musical superstar, Russ, reminding you that it starts with YOU, to believe in yourself, and to get out of your own way. Twenty-seven-year-old rapper, songwriter, and producer Russ walks his own path, at his own pace. By doing so, he proved that he didn’t need a major label to surpass over a billion streams on Spotify/Apple Music, get on Forbes’ 2019 “30 Under 30,” make the Forbes‘ “30 Under 30 Cash Kings” at number 20 for most earned, sell out arenas across the U.S. and around the globe, and become one of the most popular and engaged rappers right now. His method was simple: love and believe in yourself absolutely and work hard no matter what. In this memoir, Russ inspires readers to walk to their individual rhythms and beat their biggest obstacles: themselves. With chapters named after his most powerful and popular songs, IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD will reflect on the lessons he’s learned from his career, family, and relationships. He’ll push readers to bet on themselves, take those leaps of faith, and recognize struggles as opportunities. With illustrations throughout consistent with the brand Russ has built and his fan base loves, IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD will give readers an inside-look at the man and the motivation behind the music. A lover of books like The Alchemist and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Russ delivers a short, potent, inspirational, raw, and honest book that gives readers a way to find self-belief and unlock their potential. Fans already rely on Russ as an inspiration of confidence; now, he is taking it to the next level with this book, which will contain lyrics from his music and visuals that reflect his inimitable style.

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
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2014-03-25
  • ISBN : 9781466866973

Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists Book Review:

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.

Chicago Hustle and Flow

Chicago Hustle and Flow
  • Author : Geoff Harkness
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2014-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781452943992

Chicago Hustle and Flow Book Review:

On September 4, 2012, Joseph Coleman, an eighteen-year-old aspiring gangsta rapper, was gunned down in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Police immediately began investigating the connections between Coleman’s murder and an online war of words and music he was having with another Chicago rapper in a rival gang. In Chicago Hustle and Flow, Geoff Harkness points out how common this type of incident can be when rap groups form as extensions of gangs. Gangs and rap music, he argues, can be a deadly combination. Set in one of the largest underground music scenes in the nation, this book takes readers into the heart of gangsta rap culture in Chicago. From the electric buzz of nightclubs to the sights and sounds of bedroom recording studios, Harkness presents gripping accounts of the lives, beliefs, and ambitions of the gang members and rappers with whom he spent six years. A music genre obsessed with authenticity, gangsta rap promised those from crime-infested neighborhoods a ticket out of poverty. But while firsthand experiences with gangs and crime gave rappers a leg up, it also meant carrying weapons and traveling collectively for protection. Street gangs serve as a fan base and provide protection to rappers who bring in income and help to recruit for the gang. In examining this symbiotic relationship, Chicago Hustle and Flow ultimately illustrates how class stratification creates and maintains inequalities, even at the level of a local rap-music scene.

Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History

Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History
  • Author : Chuck D
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2017-10-10
  • ISBN : 9780316430982

Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History Book Review:

A one-of-a kind survey of rap and hip hop history from 1973 to today by Chuck D, arguably the most influential rapper in the world. In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and "Rapper's Delight," hip hop and rap have become a billion-dollar worldwide phenomenon. Yet there is no definitive history of the genre-until now. Based on Chuck's long-running show on Rapstation.com, this massive compendium details the most iconic moments and influential songs in the genre's recorded history, from Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin'" to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Kendrick Lamar's ground-breaking verse on "Control." Also included are key events in hip hop history, from Grandmaster Flash's first scratch through Tupac's holographic appearance at Coachella. Throughout, Chuck offers his insider's perspective on the chart toppers and show stoppers as he lived it. Illustrating the pages are more than 100 portraits from the talented artists specializing in hip hop.

Therapeutic Uses of Rap and Hip-Hop

Therapeutic Uses of Rap and Hip-Hop
  • Author : Susan Hadley,George Yancy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 427
  • Relase : 2012-05-22
  • ISBN : 9781136652325

Therapeutic Uses of Rap and Hip-Hop Book Review:

In perceiving all rap and hip-hop music as violent, misogynistic, and sexually charged, are we denying the way in which it is attentive to the lived experiences, both positive and negative, of many therapy clients? This question is explored in great depth in this anthology, the first to examine the use of this musical genre in the therapeutic context. The contributors are all experienced therapists who examine the multiple ways that rap and hip-hop can be used in therapy by listening and discussing, performing, creating, or improvising. The text is divided into three sections that explore the historical and theoretical perspectives of rap and hip-hop in therapy, describe the first-hand experiences of using the music with at-risk youth, and discuss the ways in which contributors have used rap and hip-hop with clients with specific diagnoses, respectively. Within these sections, the contributors provide rationale for the use of rap and hip-hop in therapy and encourage therapists to validate the experiences for those for whom rap music is a significant mode of expression. Editors Susan Hadley and George Yancy go beyond promoting culturally competent therapy to creating a paradigm shift in the field, one that speaks to the problematic ways in which rap and hip-hop have been dismissed as expressive of meaningless violence and of little social value. More than providing tools to incorporate rap into therapy, this text enhances the therapist's cultural and professional repertoire.

Gangsta Rap Coloring Book

Gangsta Rap Coloring Book
  • Author : Aye Jay Morano,Aye Jay
  • Publisher : Last Gasp
  • Pages : 50
  • Relase : 2004-01-11
  • ISBN : 0867196041

Gangsta Rap Coloring Book Book Review:

The title of the book says it all. 48 pages of,line-drawings of Gangsta rappers, done with the,black line we all remember from the,colouring books of our youth. the juxtaposition of,the outlaw image of the rappers with the childlike,innocence of a colouring book makes for an instant,laugh. in a smaller self-published edition, the,book was an immediate hit with the few people who,were able to see it. Now expanded from 20 to 48,pages, the book includes all of the top rappers,and their underground peers.