How to Rap

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Ebury Publishing, Aug 2, 2012 - Music - 352 pages
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A first of its kind collection, How to Rap is an insightful and intelligent breakdown of the elements of rap for anyone wanting to learn the art form or understand the principles behind it. Author Paul Edwards examines the dynamics of hip hop from every region and in every form - mainstream, underground, current and classic - looking in particular at content, flow, writing and delivery.

Edwards provides unparalleled access to the most acclaimed names in rap and their methods of working, with a foreword by Kool G Rap and interviews with over 100 artists, including Public Enemy, Mobb Deep, Schoolly D, Nelly,, Arrested Development, A Tribe Called Quest, and Rah Digga. This one and only comprehensive examination of the MC art form is pure gold for the hip hop lover.

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Best HipHop book out there

User Review  - taylorjim -

This is far and away the best book on HipHop that Ive read.First of all there are so many legendary rappers interviewed you get to soak up so much of their knowledge firsthand... there are over 100 ... Read full review

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User Review  - frankrap - Borders

I have been looking for this book for a long time. First the rappers themselves give you all the info on how to rap. There is the flow diagram which shows you how to break down rap lyrics and rhythm ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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.

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