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The Resource Sweat the technique : revelations on creativity from the lyrical genius, Rakim ; with Bakari Kitwana

Sweat the technique : revelations on creativity from the lyrical genius, Rakim ; with Bakari Kitwana

Label
Sweat the technique : revelations on creativity from the lyrical genius
Title
Sweat the technique
Title remainder
revelations on creativity from the lyrical genius
Statement of responsibility
Rakim ; with Bakari Kitwana
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Part memoir, part writing guide, Sweat the Technique offers insight into how Rakim thinks about words, music, writing, and rhyming as it teaches writers of all levels how to hone their craft. It is also a rare glimpse into Rakim's private life, full of entertaining personal stories from his youth on Long Island growing up in a home and community filled with musicians to the clubs of New York and the studios of Los Angeles during his rise to the top of popular music. Rakim celebrates the influences that shaped his development, including the jazz music of John Coltrane and the spirituality of the streets, and shares anecdotes spotlighting personalities such as L. L. Cool J. and Dr. Dre, among others. Filled with valuable lessons for every writer, Sweat the Technique reveals the heart and mind of an artist and his love for great storytelling, and always, the words
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1968-
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Rakim
Dewey number
  • 782.421649092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kitwana, Bakari
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rakim
  • Rap musicians
  • Rap (Music)
  • Lyric writing (Popular music)
Label
Sweat the technique : revelations on creativity from the lyrical genius, Rakim ; with Bakari Kitwana
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Door -- Origins -- From the parks to the studio -- How to emcee -- Find your path -- The Griffins -- True meaning -- Mahogany -- Find inspiration to be great -- Lee and Ali -- Coming up -- First loves -- School daze -- The mystery (Who is God?) -- Believe in something greater than yourself -- Nation of gods and earths -- Strong island to latin quarter -- Musical massacre -- Embrace conscious energy -- From high school to rap star -- The hip-hop throne -- Casualties of war -- Enter the zone -- Divine universal consciousness: frequencies -- Who's gonna take the weight? -- End of an era -- No Omega
Control code
bl2019020867
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780062850232
Lccn
bl2019020867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Sweat the technique : revelations on creativity from the lyrical genius, Rakim ; with Bakari Kitwana
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Door -- Origins -- From the parks to the studio -- How to emcee -- Find your path -- The Griffins -- True meaning -- Mahogany -- Find inspiration to be great -- Lee and Ali -- Coming up -- First loves -- School daze -- The mystery (Who is God?) -- Believe in something greater than yourself -- Nation of gods and earths -- Strong island to latin quarter -- Musical massacre -- Embrace conscious energy -- From high school to rap star -- The hip-hop throne -- Casualties of war -- Enter the zone -- Divine universal consciousness: frequencies -- Who's gonna take the weight? -- End of an era -- No Omega
Control code
bl2019020867
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780062850232
Lccn
bl2019020867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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