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By Andrew J. Rausch

ISBN-10: 0810877910

ISBN-13: 9780810877917

"What is Hip-Hop?" which will resolution this query, writer Andrew J. Rausch interviewed 24 contributors whose artistic expressions are in detail linked to the area of hip-hop tune and tradition. these interviewed contain emcees, DJs, manufacturers, graffiti artists, poets, and newshounds. themes of those conversations disguise the careers of every of those humans and their contributions/affiliations with hip-hop, in addition to their perspectives on diversified developments in the music.

Intended as a party of hip-hop song and tradition, this choice of interviews levels from the up-and-coming (Akrobatik, Rob Kelly) to the mythical (Chuck D, great Daddy Kane). additionally interviewed are Eric B., Black Sheep Dres, Chip Fu, Michael Cirelli, Daddy-O, DJ JS-1, dream hampton, Kokane, Kool Keith, Kool Rock Ski, Keith Murray, ninth ask yourself, Paradime, R.A. the Rugged guy, Sadat X, surprise G, specified Ed, Spinderella, Sticky Fingaz, and younger MC.

Because lots of those artists labored and played within the so-called "golden age" of hip-hop, they provide insights at the advantages and difficulties of what hip-hop has grown into at the present time. From their candid observations, the reader will know how each one of those women and men have contributed to the tradition and the way every one, in his or her personal method, can rightly resolution "I AM hip-hop."

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The energy was crazy. Watching Ali [Shaheed Muhammad] take nothing and make something out of it . . He knew what he was doing before the track was made. That kind of shocked me. When it came to creating music, it was really easy for him. It wasn’t like how some of the producers are fighting to come up with beats. He knew what he was doing. Phife came in and dropped his verse . . Everyone was just very focused at that time. We were focused on winning. You’re working with Ali Shaheed Muhammad on your new album.

It’s sort of the same. The only thing that’s different is that we’re a lot older [laughs], and our approach is different. ” It’s kind of cool now because we understand each other from all the work we’ve done together in the past, so the stuff we’re doing now is incredible. The stuff he’s producing is incredible. The record he just did for me is called “This Is Ska,” and it’s a ska record. You would never think that Ali would produce a ska record. You just wouldn’t expect that. ” How did that collaboration come about?

Twenty years ago all the grown-ups in hip-hop were 21, and now the grown-ups in hip-hop are the most immature people that black people have representing them in media. It’s amazing. DISCOGRAPHY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. P. (2002) Balance (2003) The Lost Adats (2003) Black Dialogue (2005) [as the Perceptionists] Essential Akrobatik, Vol. indb 18 3/1/11 6:04 AM l CHAPTER THREE BIG DADDY KANE Emcee/Producer I n 1984, Brooklyn-bred emcee Big Daddy Kane befriended another up-and-coming rapper named Biz Markie.

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