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Check The Technique Vol. 2: More Liner Notes For Hip Hop Junkies (Book)

Acclaimed hip hop journalist Brian Coleman profiles 25 classic albums from the 80s and 90s. After extensive research and interviews with the hip hop’s most impactful artists, Coleman uncovers rare, behind-the-scenes stories and step-by-step historical context from the making of these influential albums.

As a follow up to Vol. 1 in 2007, Coleman has compiled over 80 interviews detailing and fact-checking 325 songs. Some featured interviews include Raekwon, Ice Cube, Kwamé, Lord Finesse, Naughty By Nature, Jeru The Damaja, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, 3rd Bass, The Beatnuts, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, Mantronix, Stetsasonic, and many more.

In the video above, Brian appears on DJ Eclipse’s Sirius XM show @RapIsOuttaCntrl and shares some insight into the project alongside Mr. Len and Da Beatminerz. Check The Technique Vol. 2 can be purchased here, and the digital versions include five unreleased chapters.

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