. Often overshadowed by the beat, and hype surrounding the music, bluster, lyrics are the heart of hip hop. Book of rhymes explores america's least-understood poets by unpacking their complex craft and according them the respect they deserve as lyricists. Examining the language and techniques of hip hop's most memorable artists, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that a new world of rhythm and rhyme awaits us if we put aside preconceptions and encounter rap with new ears and new eyes.
Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop #ad - Updated to reflect nearly a decade of the genre's evolution, Book of Rhymes remains the definitive work on the poetry of hip hop.
The Anthology of RapYale University Press #ad - They feature both classic lyrics that helped define the genre, including Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five’s “The Message” and Eric B. 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. Rakim’s “microphone fiend, ” as well as lesser-known gems like Blackalicious’s “Alphabet Aerobics” and Jean Grae’s “Hater’s Anthem.
Both a fan’s guide and a resource for the uninitiated, The Anthology of Rap showcases the inventiveness and vitality of rap’s lyrical art. Rather than aim for encyclopedic coverage, Bradley and DuBois render through examples the richness and diversity of rap’s poetic tradition. Enter the anthology to experience the full range of rap’s artistry and discover a rich poetic tradition hiding in plain sight.
The Anthology of Rap #ad - In the anthology of rap, editors adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois demonstrate that rap is also a wide-reaching and vital poetic tradition born of beats and rhymes. This pioneering anthology brings together more than three hundred lyrics written over thirty years, from the “old school” to the “golden age” to the present day.
The volume also features an overview of rap poetics and the forces that shaped each period in rap’s historical development, as well as a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. And afterwords by Chuck D and Common.
How to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MCChicago Review Press #ad - Exhaustively detailing the many complex aspects of rappingsuch as utilizing literary tools and devices to strengthen content, controversial content and punchlines, performing both live and in the studio, analogies, slang, and constructing beats, and freestylingwith emphasis on enunciating and breathing for unique vocal style, imagery, metaphors, battling, singles, similes, word play, this remarkable book will benefit beginners and pros alike with its limitless wealth of rapping lore and insight.
Examining the dynamics of hip-hop from every region and in every formmainstream and underground, current and classicthis 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, remy ma, a tribe called Quest, Public Enemy, Nelly, Cypress Hill, this first-of-its-kind guide delivers countless candid and exclusive insights from more than 100 of the most critically acclaimed artists in hip-hopincluding Clipse, Schoolly D, and will.
How to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC #ad - I. Amunraveling the stories behind their art and preserving a wealth of the genre’s history through the words of the legends themselves.
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop GenerationSt. Martin's Press #ad - Can't stop won't stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created. Forged in the fires of the bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement.
But that epic story has never been told with this kind of breadth, insight, and style. Based on original interviews with djs, rappers, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip-hop's forebears, including DJ Kool Herc, the music, and gang members, founders, and mavericks, the ideas, activists, graffiti writers, Chuck D, Afrika Bambaataa, and Ice Cube, b-boys, Can't Stop Won't Stop chronicles the events, and the art that marked the hip-hop generation's rise from the ashes of the 60's into the new millennium.
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation #ad - In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed American politics and culture.
Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop JunkiesVillard #ad - A tribe called quest • beastie Boys • De La Soul • Eric B. Performers, djs, rza, samples, muggs and b-real, and wyclef–step to the mic to talk about the influences, producers, beats, environment, beefs, equipment, and b-boys–including Big Daddy Kane, Ice-T, Biz Markie, and surprises that went into making each classic record.
Rakim • the fugees • krs-one • pete rock & cl smooth • public enemy • the roots • run-dmc • wu-tang clan • and twenty-five more hip-hop immortalsIt’s a sad fact: hip-hop album liners have always been reduced to a list of producer and sample credits, a publicity photo or two, and some hastily composed shout-outs.
That’s a damn shame, because few outside the game know about the true creative forces behind influential masterpieces like PE’s It Takes a Nation of Millions. A longtime scribe for the hip-hop nation, and delivers a thrilling, Brian Coleman fills this void, knockout oral history of the albums that define this dynamic and iconoclastic art form.
Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies #ad - Studio craft and street smarts, sonic inspiration and skate ramps, triumph, tragedy, and take-out food–all played their part in creating these essential albums of the hip-hop canon. Insightful, raucous, and addictive, check the Technique transports you back to hip-hop’s golden age with the greatest artists of the ’80s and ’90s.
. De la’s 3 feet high and rising, and Wu-Tang’s Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Chambers.
How to Rap 2: Advanced Flow and Delivery TechniquesChicago Review Press #ad - This sequel to how to rap breaks down and examines techniques that have not previously been explained—such as triplets, lazy tails, flams, and breaking rhyme patterns. It 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. In this sequel to how to rap, flams, and breaking rhyme patterns—are thoroughly broken down and examined, techniques that have not previously been explained—such as triplets, lazy tails, arming readers with additional tools for their rapping repertoire.
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. Based on interviews with hip-hop’s most innovative artists and groups, pharcyde, Del the Funky Homosapien, this book takes you through the intricacies of rhythm, Crooked I, rhyme, Das EFX, and Big Daddy Kane, and vocal delivery, including Tech N9ne, delving into the art form in unprecedented detail.
How to Rap 2: Advanced Flow and Delivery Techniques #ad - Filled with interviews from hip-hop’s most innovative artists, das efx, and vocal delivery, Del the Funky Homosapien, Pharcyde, rhyme, this book takes you through the intricacies of rhythm, Crooked I, including Tech N9ne, and Big Daddy Kane, delving into the art form in unprecedented detail.
It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post-Hip-Hop GenerationSt. Martin's Press #ad - Looks at the rise of a generation that sees beyond the smoke and mirrors of corporate-manufactured hip hop and is building a movement that will change not only the face of pop culture, but the world. Asante, professor, a young firebrand poet, uses hip hop as a springboard for a larger discussion about the urgent social and political issues affecting the post-hip-hop generation, filmmaker, a new wave of youth searching for an understanding of itself outside the self-destructive, and activist who represents this movement, corporate hip-hop monopoly.
Through insightful anecdotes, personal encounters, and conversations with youth across the globe as well as icons such as Chuck D and Maya Angelou, seen in the rise of youth-led organizations committed to social justice, Asante illuminates a shift that can be felt in the crowded spoken-word joints in post-Katrina New Orleans, scholarship, and heard around the world chanting "It's bigger than hip hop.
It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post-Hip-Hop Generation #ad - ". K. In it's bigger Than Hip Hop, M. Asante, Jr.
The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-HopBerkley #ad - Clubthe inspiration for the vh1 series the breaksthe big payback takes readers from the first $15 made by a “rapping DJ” in 1970s New York to the multi-million-dollar sales of the Phat Farm and Roc-a-Wear clothing companies in 2004 and 2007. Read the secret histories of the early long-shot successes of sugar hill Records and Grandmaster Flash, the marketing of gangsta rap, Run DMC's crossover breakthrough on MTV, and the rise of artist/ entrepreneurs like Jay-Z and Sean “Diddy” Combs.
300 industry giants like def jam founders rick rubin and russell simmons gave their stories to renowned hip-hop journalist Dan Charnas, never-before-seen, myth-debunking view into the victories, defeats, corporate clashes, who provides a compelling, and street battles along the 40-year road to hip-hop's dominance.
The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop #ad - Includes photographs. There has never been a better book about hip-hop…a record-biz portrait that jumps off the page. A. V. On this four-decade-long journey from the studios where the first rap records were made to the boardrooms where the big deals were inked, The Big Payback tallies the list of who lost and who won.
The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and DeconstructedAbrams Image #ad - 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, chart toppers, and show stoppers, famous rapper feuds, The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation.
Complete with infographics, portraits of the artists, hilarious and informative footnotes, lyric maps, and short essays by other prominent music writers, The Rap Year Book is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created. . Shea serrano deftly pays homage to the most important song of each year.
The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed #ad - New york times bestseller - washington post bestseller - pitchfork book Club selectionThe Rap Year Book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present.
Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America#ad - Cool J. Rose sorts through the complex forces that shaped hip hop’s emergence by exploring its underlying urban cultural politics, particularly the influential setting of post industrial New York City and the black and Latino communities where hip hop developed. Black noise won the american book award from the before columbus Foundation in 1995, and in 1999 was listed by Black Issues in Higher Education as of its “Top Books of the Twentieth Century.
From its beginnings in hip hop culture, the dense rhythms and assertive lyrics of rap music have made it a provocative and influential fixture on the American cultural landscape. Next she takes up rap's racial politics, its sharp criticisms of the police and the government, and the responses of those institutions.
In black noise: rap music and black culture in contemporary america, music, tricia Rose, cultures, and styles of this highly rhythmic, described by the New York Times as a "hip hop theorist, themes, " takes a comprehensive look at the lyrics, rhymed storytelling and grapples with the most salient issues and debates that surround it.
Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America #ad - Rose discusses rap as a unique musical form in which traditional Afro-Diaspora oral traditions fuse with cutting-edge music technologies. But these debates do not overshadow rappers' own words and thoughts. Rose also closely examines the lyrics and videos for songs by artists such as Public Enemy, Salt N' Pepa, KRS-One, MC Lyte, and L.
And draws on candid interviews with queen latifah, music producer Eric "Vietnam" Sadler, dancer Crazy Legs, and others to paint a wide range of rap's political and aesthetic spectrum. Finally, she explores the complex sexual politics of rap, sexual domination, including questions of misogyny, and female rappers' critiques of men.
The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It MattersCivitas Books #ad - What rose calls for is not a sanitized vision of the form, but one that more accurately reflects a much richer space of culture, and yes, sex, anger, politics, than the current ubiquitous images in sound and video currently provide. As scholar and cultural critic tricia Rose argues, hip hop, in fact, has become one of the primary ways we talk about race in the United States.
Or does it? in the hip-hop wars, or merely reflect a violent ghetto culture? is hip hop sexist, or are its detractors simply anti-sex? Does the portrayal of black culture in hip hop undermine black advancement?A potent exploration of a divisive and important subject, Rose explores the most crucial issues underlying the polarized claims on each side of the debate: Does hip hop cause violence, The Hip Hop Wars concludes with a call for the regalvanization of the progressive and creative heart of hip hop.
The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters #ad - This both represents and feeds a problem in black American culture. For years, thugs, pimps, the most commercially successful hip hop has become increasingly saturated with caricatures of black gangstas, and hos. But hip hop is in crisis. How hip hop shapes our conversations about race--and how race influences our consideration of hip hop Hip hop is a distinctive form of black art in America-from Tupac to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Kendrick Lamar, hip hop has long given voice to the African American experience.