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The ultimate guide to the art of the MC, containing over 100 exclusive interviews with world-famous artists

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, will.i.am, 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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A complete guide to the art and craft of the MC, anyone who's serious about becoming a rapper should read this first ... A vital and vibrant expose of a much misunderstood art form

Hip Hop Connection

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780753540893

    August 15, 2012

    Virgin Books

    352 pages

    RRP $27.99

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