BOOKS: HOW TO RAP: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC by Paul Edwards plus Foreword Kool G Rap
With a foreword by Kool G Rap and interviews with over 100 major MCs, HOW TO RAP: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC guides the reader through the artform of Rap in the words of the artists, giving an inside look behind their creative processes and techniques.
Over 100 artists interviewed exclusively for the book include classic MCs and groups such as Public Enemy, Big Daddy Kane, Mobb Deep, AZ, Jurassic 5, Cypress Hill, Pharoahe Monch, Boot Camp Clik, Masta Ace, and A Tribe Called Quest, as well as more recent artists such as Clipse, Styles P, The Black Eyed Peas, Crooked I, Immortal Technique, Royce Da 5'9", Papoose and Nelly.
HOW TO RAP breaks MC'ing down into content, flow, writing, and delivery with topics such as writing in your head, punching-in vocals, and interacting with the crowd all tackled from different angles by numerous pros.
The book also features the first complete breakdown of "flow", allowing readers to create tongue-twisting compound rhyme styles like Kool G Rapand Eminem, complex conversational flows like Nas, Jay-Z, and OC, the classic true school patterns of Melle Mel, and everything in between.
For more info on the book, visit www.howtorapbook.com