Gift Of Gab To Write Foreward Of Paul Edwards' "How To Rap 2: Advanced Flow & Delivery Techniques"

posted Friday August 16 ,2013 at 12:50PM CDT | 12 comments

Gift Of Gab To Write Foreward Of Paul Edwards'

The Blackalicious co-founder follows in Chuck D's footsteps with the forthcoming book, "How To Rap 2." Tech N9ne, Crooked I, Brother Ali, The Lady Of Rage, The Pharcyde and more reveal their formulas.

Following 2010's publication of How To Rap, British author Paul Edwards has penned a sequel to his book. How To Rap 2: Advanced Flow & Delivery Techniques will publish in September on the Chicago Review Press. The book, which studies the formulas used to create the deliveries and rhyming patterns used by some of today and yesterday's most-respected emcees.

Following Chuck D's foreward in the 2010 book, Edwards enlisted Sacramento, California emcee Gift Of Gab from the veteran duo Blackalicious to write this volume's opening. Gab notably made "A2G," a concept song using illiteration and going through the alphabet chronologically. This 1999 song, which was also included on a Quannum Projects EP of the same name, and the Nia album, released the same year as Papoose's "Alphabetical Slaughter," which employed a similar concept.

Included in the book are in-depth interviews with Tech N9ne, Crooked I, The Lady Of Rage, Souls Of Mischief, Brother Ali, Esoteric, The Pharcyde, Devin The Dude and many more.

For more information, visit the Chicago Review Press site.

RELATED: Chuck D: How To Rap [2010 INTERVIEW]

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  • geogio
    Excellent first book, nice to see it got a follow-up
  • hgk
    Yeah, Kool G Rap wrote the first foreword... That first book was dope, definitely going to pick this one up. Cool that they got a REAL emcee to do the foreword...
  • Bing
    I thought Kool G Rap did the first foreword?
  • Fuck Sacramento
    The Most Irrelevant Nigga That Ever Existed To Write Foreward Of A Irrelevant Nigga's "How To Rap 2: Advanced Flow & Delivery Techniques"
    • yakid80
      Gift of Gab is one of the best MCs out of Cali - if you were really into hip-hop, you would know that already
  • sxxx9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W1tG-m4NSU
  • sxxx9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SCtyEOJy0A
  • sxxx9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZUGpOjswDk
  • Donna R. Paulson
    like Carolyn answered I am amazed that people can profit $5441 in a few weeks on the internet. have you read this site link... www.Can99.com Drake's songs sound different than anything else out there. Kdot sounds like every other non beat having queen. He got owned by Robin Thicke on their recent collabo.
  • No child left behind
    Correct spelling is FOREWORD Note: if you see red under the word that means is not spelled right, what are ya'll using typewriters?
  • Anonymous
    Illiteration is a literary technique notably used by Keith "Chief Keef" Cozart
  • SP
    What is this illiteration? Is it some new technique that I have missed or does this Jake not know how to spell?