A Tribe Called Quest ac Beastie Boys ac De La Soul ac Eric B. a Rakim ac The Fugees ac KRS-One ac Pete Rock a CL Smooth ac Public Enemy ac The Roots ac Run-DMC ac Wu-Tang Clan ac and twenty-five more hip-hop immortals Itas 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. Thatas a damn shame, because few outside the game know about the true creative forces behind influential masterpieces like PEas It Takes a Nation of Millions. . ., De Laas 3 Feet High and Rising, and Wu-Tangas Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). A longtime scribe for the hip-hop nation, Brian Coleman fills this void, and delivers a thrilling, knockout oral history of the albums that define this dynamic and iconoclastic art form. The format: One chapter, one artist, one album, blow-by-blow and track-by-track, delivered straight from the original sources. Performers, producers, DJs, and b-boysaincluding Big Daddy Kane, Muggs and B-Real, Biz Markie, RZA, Ice-T, and Wyclefastep to the mic to talk about the influences, environment, equipment, samples, beats, beefs, and surprises that went into making each classic record. Studio craft and street smarts, sonic inspiration and skate ramps, triumph, tragedy, and take-out foodaall 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-hopas golden age with the greatest artists of the a80s and a90s. This is the book that belongs on the stacks next to your wax. aBrian Colemanas writing is a lot like the albums he covers: direct, uproarious, and more than six-fifths genius.a aJeff Chang, author of Canat Stop Wonat Stop aAll producers and hip-hop fans must read this book. It really shows how these albums were made and touches the music fiend in everyone.a aDJ Evil Dee of Black Moon and Da Beatminerz aA rarity in mainstream publishing: a truly essential rap history.a aRonin Ro, author of Have Gun Will Travel From the Trade Paperback edition.This is the book that belongs on the stacks next to your wax. aBrian Colemanas writing is a lot like the albums he covers: direct, uproarious, and more than six-fifths genius.a aJeff Chang, author of Canat Stop Wonat Stop aAll ...
|Title||:||Check the Technique|
|Publisher||:||Villard - 2009-03-12|