Hip-Hop Book: “Check the Technique Vol. 2”
Don't Sweat The Technique.
In 2007, hip-hop journalist Brian Coleman released a book titled Check the Technique, which retraced the stories of various albums step by step. The book was a collaborative effort in conjunction with artists such as Q-Tip, Chuck D, and Too $hort. Now, Coleman is gearing up to release the follow-up to his well-received book, titled Check the Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies.
The pre-sale includes an autographed copy of the book; an exclusive (non-retail) 7-inch by Smif-N-Wessun (“Home Sweet Home,” from 1995); and guarantees you will receive the book several weeks before it’s available at retail.
Check the Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies releases in October, and is available for purchase via pre-sale here. Check out the full list of albums covered in the book below, as well a photo of the 7-inch.
3rd Bass The Cactus Album (1989)
The Beatnuts Intoxicated Demons: The EP (1993)
Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing (1991)
Company Flow Funcrusher Plus (1997)
The Coup Steal This Album (1998)
Diamond and the Psychotic Neurotics Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop (1992)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper (1988)
Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst (1996)
ED O.G & Da Bulldogs Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto (1991)
Gravediggaz Niggamortis [aka 6 Feet Deep] (1994)
Ice Cube AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted & Kill At Will (1990)
Jeru The Damaja The Sun Rises In The East (1994)
KMD Black Bastards (recorded 1994, released 2000)
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo Wanted: Dead Or Alive (1990)
Kwamé The Boy Genius Featuring A New Beginning (1989)
Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth Funky Technician (1990)
Mantronix The Album (1985)
Masta Ace Incorporated SlaughtaHouse (1993)
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998)
Naughty By Nature Naughty By Nature (1991)
Nice & Smooth Ain’t A Damn Thing Changed (1991)
Chef Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… (1995)
Smif-N-Wessun Dah Shinin’ (1995)
Stetsasonic In Full Gear (1988)
Various Wild Style Breakbeats (recorded 1981)