How to Rap

By Paul Edwards

  • Release Date : 2009-12-01
  • Genre : Music
  • FIle Size : 4.49 MB


How to Rap 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.


  • You can rap

    By The rap kid
    This is the book i have wanted for a long time. My friend who can rap a bit said Either you can rap or you cant. like you are born with it or somethin. But i bought this book and studied it for a few weeks. I followed the information and diagrams and listened to the rap they sugested. Now my other friends say i am way better than my friend. Ha ha he is not very happy. One of the main reasons it is so good is over 100 rappers helped to write this book and it is dead easy to read.