• Image of "Check the Technique Volume 1" Hip-Hop book (2007) - SIGNED by author
  • Image of "Check the Technique Volume 1" Hip-Hop book (2007) - SIGNED by author

BRIAN COLEMAN’S CHECK THE TECHNIQUE VOLUME 1: LINER NOTES FOR HIP-HOP JUNKIES (2007), PERSONALLY AUTOGRAPHED BY THE AUTHOR

** USA orders only **

512 PAGES
36 CHAPTERS
75 INTERVIEWS
400 SONGS DISCUSSED AND DISSECTED BY THE ARTISTS WHO MADE THEM

INTERVIEWS WITH:

THE FUGEES, THE BEASTIE BOYS, DE LA SOUL, PUBLIC ENEMY, WU-TANG CLAN, THE ROOTS, A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, RAKIM, COMMON, MOBB DEEP, BLACK MOON, RUN-DMC AND TWO DOZEN MORE

INTRODUCTION BY AHMIR “QUESTLOVE” THOMPSON

PHOTOS BY B+

"[Coleman] captures hip-hop's spirit from the '80s to the mid-'90s, when inner-city kids discovered music through samples crammed into SP-1200 drum machines, learned the biz from shady contracts, and built their personae from their stage names up. Most admirably, Coleman sits back and lets these born storytellers talk"
– Entertainment Weekly, Neil Drumming

The book presents never-before-told, behind-the-scenes histories ranging from influential ‘80s masterpieces De La Soul’s "3 Feet High and Rising" and Public Enemy’s "It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back" to ‘90s classics like the Fugees’ "The Score" and the Beastie Boys’ "Check Your Head," in collaboration with the artists themselves.

Chapters list:

2 Live Crew “As Nasty As They Wanna Be”
Beastie Boys”Check Your Head”
Big Daddy Kane “Long Live the Kane”
Biz Markie “Goin’ Off”
Black Moon “Enta Da Stage”
Boogie Down Productions “Criminal Minded”
Brand Nubian “One for All”
Common “Resurrection”
Cypress Hill “Cypress Hill”
Das Efx “Dead Serious”
De La Soul “3 Feet High And Rising”
Digable Planets “Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)”
Digital Underground “Sex Packets”
EPMD “Strictly Business”
Eric B & Rakim “Paid In Full”
The Fugees “The Score”
Geto Boys “We Can’t Be Stopped”
Ice-T “Power”
Marley Marl “In Control Volume 1”
MC Lyte “Lyte As A Rock”
Mobb Deep “The Infamous”
M.O.P. “Firing Squad”
Onyx “Bacdafucup”
Pete Rock & CL Smooth “Mecca & The Soul Brother”
The Pharcyde “Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde”
Poor Righteous Teachers “Holy Intellect”
Public Enemy “It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back”
Redman “Whut? Thee Album”
The Roots “Do You Want More??!!??”
Run-DMC “Raising Hell”
Schoolly D “Saturday Night: The Album”
Slick Rick “The Great Adventures of Slick Rick”
Too $hort “Life Is… Too $hort”
A Tribe Called Quest “The Low End Theory”
Wu-Tang Clan “Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers”
X-Clan “To the East, Blackwards”

** Also available in discounted “bundles” with Check the Technique Volume 1 (2007) and Rakim Told Me (2005). See separate product pages.