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Rakim Told Me: Hip-Hop Wax Facts, Straight from the Original Artists: The '80s

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  51 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
For years, hip-hop fans have been robbed of context and background when buying and enjoying classic albums from the Golden Age: the 1980s. “Rakim Told Me” brings you these invisible liner notes, one album at a time, with new angles and engaging stories. 21 albums are examined in-depth, and facts are uncovered with the turn of every page. Journalist Brian Coleman has, over ...more
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Wax Facts
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Eric
Dec 12, 2007 Eric rated it really liked it
Shelves: music
This is a fantasic book about early hip hop. I especially liked the bit on Pubic Enemy. Very informative. Apparently there is a new edition of this out with even more information and more artists profiled. Great.
Eric
Aug 15, 2008 Eric rated it it was amazing
First self published book by Brian Coleman. It is the original book about the origins of many of the most classic hip hop albums ever. He later published "Check The Technique" which expanded this edition..
Elijah Kinch Spector
Nov 19, 2015 Elijah Kinch Spector rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
A great look into the music of the era, providing the liner notes that never existed.
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