How to Rap by Kool G Rap
The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC

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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 in relation to the art and craft of rap. 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—unraveling the stories behind their art and preserving a wealth of the genre’s history through the words of the legends themselves. Exhaustively detailing the many complex aspects of rapping—such as utilizing literary tools and devices to strengthen content, battling, imagery, similes, metaphors, analogies, slang, performing both live and in the studio, word play, controversial content and punchlines, and constructing beats, singles, and freestyling—with emphasis on enunciating and breathing for unique vocal style, this remarkable book will benefit beginners and pros alike with its limitless wealth of rapping lore and insight.


About Kool G Rap

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PhD in History from St. Andrews University (Scotland), retired professor at Graceland University, and currently senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Korean War. The author has published fourteen non-fiction works on the Korean War: Between the Lines of World War II (McFarland); Historical Dictionary of the Korean War (Scarecrow Press); Small United States and United Nations Ships During the Korean War. (McFarland); The Hill Wars of the Korean Conflict (McFarland); Combat Operations in the Korean War (McFarland); American Soldier’s Lives: The Korean War (Greenwood); Korean War Almanac (Facts on File); To Acknowledge a War (Greenwood); A to Z of the Korean War (Scarecrow Press); The Korean War (Krieger Publishing); A Guide to Films on the Korean War (Greenwood); The Inchon Landing (Greenwood); The Hermit Kingdom: Poems of the Korean War (Kendall-Hart); General Matthew Ridgway (Greenwood)
Published December 1, 2009 by Chicago Review Press. 353 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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