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Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies

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Publisher Comments:

A Tribe Called Quest & #8226; Beastie Boys & #8226; De La Soul & #8226; Eric B. & amp; Rakim & #8226; The Fugees & #8226; KRS-One & #8226; Pete Rock & amp; CL Smooth & #8226; Public Enemy & #8226; The Roots & #8226; Run-DMC & #8226; Wu-Tang Clan & #8226; and twenty-five more hip-hop immortals< br> < br> It& #8217; 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& #8217; s a damn shame, because few outside the game know about the true creative forces behind influential masterpieces like PE& #8217; s It Takes a Nation of Millions. . ., De La& #8217; s 3 Feet High and Rising, and Wu-Tang& #8217; s 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. < br> < br> 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-boys& #8211; including Big Daddy Kane, Muggs and B-Real, Biz Markie, RZA, Ice-T, and Wyclef& #8211; step 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 food& #8211; all played their part in creating these essential albums of the hip-hop canon.< br> < br> Insightful, raucous, and addictive, < i> Check the Technique< /i> transports you back to hip-hop& #8217; s golden age with the greatest artists of the & #8217; 80s and & #8217; 90s. This is the book that belongs on the stacks next to your wax.< br> < br> & #8220; Brian Coleman& #8217; s writing is a lot like the albums he covers: direct, uproarious, and more than six-fifths genius.& #8221; < br> & #8211; Jeff Chang, author of < i> Can& #8217; t Stop Won& #8217; t Stop < /i> < br> < br> & #8220; All producers and hip-hop fans must read this book. It really shows how these albums were made and touches the music fiend in everyone.& #8221; < br> & #8211; DJ Evil Dee of Black Moon and Da Beatminerz< br> < br> & #8220; A rarity in mainstream publishing: a truly essential rap history.& #8221; < br> & #8211; Ronin Ro, author of < i> Have Gun Will Travel < /i>

Review:

"In his introduction to Coleman's new volume, recording artist Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson laments the lack of liner notes in hip-hop recordings, and it's this void that Coleman seeks to fill in this significantly expanded and updated version of his 2005 title Rakim Told Me. Each of Coleman's 36 'liner notes' cover one album by a particular artist, beginning with a thorough background essay from Coleman and continuing with comments on individual tracks by the artists, which range in length from a single line to page-spanning dialogue. Covering the period between 1986 (Schoolly D's Saturday Night! The Album) and 1996 (Fugees's The Score) sometimes described as the 'golden age' of rap, Coleman's introductory essays are easy to read and informative, but the artists' comments are the more enlightening read. The artists focus largely on lyrics and their origins, but make many references to budgets, studio techniques, drum machines and sample sources (and the occasional lawsuit they engender). Though words like 'genius,' 'masterwork,' 'legend' and 'immortal' are tossed around too liberally, Coleman's volume, covering 400 tracks and 75 artists all told, is a valuable, entertaining inside look at the creative processes behind some of the best-selling albums of their (or any) time. (52 b/w photos)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Few outside the hip-hop genre know about the true creative forces behind influential masterpieces. Now, a longtime scribe for the hip-hop nation delivers a thrilling, knockout oral history of the albums that define this dynamic and iconoclastic art form.

Synopsis:

A Tribe Called Quest • Beastie Boys • De La Soul • Eric B. & Rakim • The Fugees • KRS-One • Pete Rock & CL Smooth • Public Enemy • The Roots • Run-DMC • Wu-Tang Clan • and twenty-five more hip-hop immortals

Its 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. Thats a damn shame, because few outside the game know about the true creative forces behind influential masterpieces like PEs It Takes a Nation of Millions. . ., De Las 3 Feet High and Rising, and Wu-Tangs 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-boys-including Big Daddy Kane, Muggs and B-Real, Biz Markie, RZA, Ice-T, and Wyclef-step 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 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-hops golden age with the greatest artists of the 80s and 90s. This is the book that belongs on the stacks next to your wax.

“Brian Colemans writing is a lot like the albums he covers: direct, uproarious, and more than six-fifths genius.”

-Jeff Chang, author of Cant Stop Wont Stop

“All producers and hip-hop fans must read this book. It really shows how these albums were made and touches the music fiend in everyone.”

-DJ Evil Dee of Black Moon and Da Beatminerz

“A rarity in mainstream publishing: a truly essential rap history.”

-Ronin Ro, author of Have Gun Will Travel

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812977752
Author:
Coleman, Brian
Publisher:
Villard Books
Author:
Thompson, Ahmir "Questlove"
Subject:
Rap (music)
Subject:
Rap musicians
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
Subject:
Rap musicians - United States
Subject:
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Rap
Subject:
Music-Hip Hop and Rap
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
85 ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.20x7.39x1.24 in. 2.33 lbs.

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Product details 528 pages Villard Books - English 9780812977752 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In his introduction to Coleman's new volume, recording artist Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson laments the lack of liner notes in hip-hop recordings, and it's this void that Coleman seeks to fill in this significantly expanded and updated version of his 2005 title Rakim Told Me. Each of Coleman's 36 'liner notes' cover one album by a particular artist, beginning with a thorough background essay from Coleman and continuing with comments on individual tracks by the artists, which range in length from a single line to page-spanning dialogue. Covering the period between 1986 (Schoolly D's Saturday Night! The Album) and 1996 (Fugees's The Score) sometimes described as the 'golden age' of rap, Coleman's introductory essays are easy to read and informative, but the artists' comments are the more enlightening read. The artists focus largely on lyrics and their origins, but make many references to budgets, studio techniques, drum machines and sample sources (and the occasional lawsuit they engender). Though words like 'genius,' 'masterwork,' 'legend' and 'immortal' are tossed around too liberally, Coleman's volume, covering 400 tracks and 75 artists all told, is a valuable, entertaining inside look at the creative processes behind some of the best-selling albums of their (or any) time. (52 b/w photos)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Few outside the hip-hop genre know about the true creative forces behind influential masterpieces. Now, a longtime scribe for the hip-hop nation delivers a thrilling, knockout oral history of the albums that define this dynamic and iconoclastic art form.
"Synopsis" by , A Tribe Called Quest • Beastie Boys • De La Soul • Eric B. & Rakim • The Fugees • KRS-One • Pete Rock & CL Smooth • Public Enemy • The Roots • Run-DMC • Wu-Tang Clan • and twenty-five more hip-hop immortals

Its 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. Thats a damn shame, because few outside the game know about the true creative forces behind influential masterpieces like PEs It Takes a Nation of Millions. . ., De Las 3 Feet High and Rising, and Wu-Tangs 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-boys-including Big Daddy Kane, Muggs and B-Real, Biz Markie, RZA, Ice-T, and Wyclef-step 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 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-hops golden age with the greatest artists of the 80s and 90s. This is the book that belongs on the stacks next to your wax.

“Brian Colemans writing is a lot like the albums he covers: direct, uproarious, and more than six-fifths genius.”

-Jeff Chang, author of Cant Stop Wont Stop

“All producers and hip-hop fans must read this book. It really shows how these albums were made and touches the music fiend in everyone.”

-DJ Evil Dee of Black Moon and Da Beatminerz

“A rarity in mainstream publishing: a truly essential rap history.”

-Ronin Ro, author of Have Gun Will Travel

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