Write Lines

by Andrew Emery
Write Lines
  • ISBN-13: 9781913231507
  • Author(s): Andrew Emery
  • Subject: Rap & Hip-Hop
  • Publisher: Velocity Press
  • Imprint: Velocity Press
  • Publication Date: 08-03-2024
  • Format: p/b

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£14.99
Having failed at rapping, what's next for an endlessly passionate rap nerd? In this sequel to acclaimed memoir Wiggaz With Attitude, it turns out what's next is a sometimes controversial career in rap journalism. Write Lines: Adventures in Rap Journalism tells the tale of hip-hop writing from the inside. From death threats, to interviewing Lauryn Hill while she's in the shower. From calling Jay-Z a c*** to his face, to letting a notorious rapper sleep in his bath, it's a hilarious, anecdotestudded tale that takes in hip-hop's first ever magazine and lifts the lid on rivalries, squabbles and how music journalism really works. Brutally honest, endlessly opinionated, this story is also a love letter to hip-hop as it changed seismically through the decades. Write Lines charts those changes from the front line through encounters with many of the greats of rap: Chuck D, Missy Elliott, RZA, Eminem, Jazzy Jeff and Gang Starr among them. This is an unfiltered tale of hip-hop that is both heartfelt and scabrously funny.
About the book

Having failed at rapping, what's next for an endlessly passionate rap nerd? In this sequel to acclaimed memoir Wiggaz With Attitude, it turns out what's next is a sometimes controversial career in rap journalism. Write Lines: Adventures in Rap Journalism tells the tale of hip-hop writing from the inside. From death threats, to interviewing Lauryn Hill while she's in the shower. From calling Jay-Z a c*** to his face, to letting a notorious rapper sleep in his bath, it's a hilarious, anecdotestudded tale that takes in hip-hop's first ever magazine and lifts the lid on rivalries, squabbles and how music journalism really works. Brutally honest, endlessly opinionated, this story is also a love letter to hip-hop as it changed seismically through the decades. Write Lines charts those changes from the front line through encounters with many of the greats of rap: Chuck D, Missy Elliott, RZA, Eminem, Jazzy Jeff and Gang Starr among them. This is an unfiltered tale of hip-hop that is both heartfelt and scabrously funny.

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