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Hip Hop as Performance and Ritual: Biography and Ethnography in Underground Hip Hop By William E. Smith
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Hip hop has had a fertile and exciting life in its many underground scenes. Local clubs have nurtured the music and many individuals have upheld the art form in the shadow of the mainstream popular... More > hip hop music. Priest da Nomad is one of these formidable MCs who has kept the torch lit. This is his story in historical, musicological and anthropological context. By looking at hip hop historically and culturally, the text investigates the apparent links between the Africanisms that exist in all other forms of Afro-Diasporic expressions such as jazz, blues, reggae, calypso, Latin music and compares and contrasts them with hip hop. Most intriguingly, however, the text takes a musicological approach to understanding hip hop through rhythmic transcription and syllabic analysis. This text is full of information and fresh perspectives and is sure to be a sought after reference for hip hop scholars and lay-readers alike.< Less
Hip Hop as Performance and Ritual: Biography and Ethnography in Underground Hip Hop By William E. Smith
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Hip hop has had a fertile and exciting life in its many underground scenes. Local clubs have nurtured the music and many individuals have upheld the art form in the shadow of the mainstream popular... More > hip hop music. Priest da Nomad is one of these formidable MCs who has kept the torch lit. This is his story in historical, musicological and anthropological context. By looking at hip hop historically and culturally, the text investigates the apparent links between the Africanisms that exist in all other forms of Afro-Diasporic expressions such as jazz, blues, reggae, calypso, Latin music and compares and contrasts them with hip hop. Most intriguingly, however, the text takes a musicological approach to understanding hip hop through rhythmic transcription and syllabic analysis. This text is full of information and fresh perspectives and is sure to be a sought after reference for hip hop scholars and lay-readers alike.< Less
How To Be An MC - A Manual By William E. Smith
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The techniques outlined in this book are meant to give those interested in learning how to rap the necessary skills to “take it to the next level.” Even though this is a book about hip... More > hop, the techniques can be used for public speaking, acting and for learning how to be a good all around performer. This book presents an overall understanding of what it means to be an MC and also gives some practical exercises as well as a weekly workout plan to help you develop your craft. Being an MC takes practice and dedication and develops important skills that can be used in everyday life. Being able to think quickly on your feet and express ideas and concepts through metaphor and analogy help to develop brain function. It also helps you to communicate more effectively and consciously influence the circumstances around you.< Less
How To Be An MC - A Manual By William E. Smith
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The techniques outlined in this book are meant to give those interested in learning how to rap the necessary skills to “take it to the next level.” Even though this is a book about hip... More > hop, the techniques can be used for public speaking, acting and for learning how to be a good all around performer. This book presents an overall understanding of what it means to be an MC and also gives some practical exercises as well as a weekly workout plan to help you develop your craft. Being an MC takes practice and dedication and develops important skills that can be used in everyday life. Being able to think quickly on your feet and express ideas and concepts through metaphor and analogy help to develop brain function. It also helps you to communicate more effectively and consciously influence the circumstances around you.< Less

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Left to Die Left to Die By Wes Rand
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