Brian Coleman's "Check The Technique: Vol. II" Book

Brian Coleman's "Check The Technique: Vol. II" Book

Paperback Book - $27.99
  • For a limited time books come signed by the author in the inside cover!!

Coleman’s latest offering presents never-before-told, behind-the-scenes histories on albums ranging from influential ‘80s masterpieces like DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper and 3rd Bass’ The Cactus Album to ‘90s classics like Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, Mos Def’s and Talib Kweli’s Are Black Star and Dr. Octagon’s Dr. Octagonecologyst. The book’s approach is one that Coleman calls Invisible Liner Notes – retracing the story of an album step by step, in collaboration with the artists themselves. Each of the book’s 25 chapters includes lively, in-depth, provocative interviews with artists, DJs, producers and industry insiders. All in all 325 hip-hop the stories of songs are discussed and dissected by the artists who made them. 

As Coleman explains, “This book is the one that I am proudest of, by far. The interviews are deeper than ever before, the chapters are longer and more in-depth, and I have spent months gathering the 350-plus images that are included in the pages which really bring these amazing albums to life.”


1. 3rd Bass - The Cactus Album

2. The Beatnuts - Intoxicated Demons: The EP

3. Black Sheep - A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

4. Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus

5. The Coup - Steal This Album

6. Diamond and the Psychotic Neurotics Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop

7. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper

8. Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst

9. ED O.G & Da Bulldogs - Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto

10. Gravediggaz - Niggamortis [aka 6 Feet Deep]

11. Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted & Kill At Will

12. Jeru The Damaja - The Sun Rises In The East

14. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Wanted: Dead Or Alive

15. Kwamé The Boy Genius - Featuring A New Beginning

16. Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth - Funky Technician

13. KMD - Black Bastards

17. Mantronix - The Album

18. Masta Ace Incorporated - SlaughtaHouse

19. Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Are Black Star

20. Naughty By Nature - Naughty By Nature

21. Nice & Smooth - Ain’t A Damn Thing Changed

22. [Chef] Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...

23. Smif-N-Wessun - Dah Shinin’

24. Stetsasonic - In Full Gear

25. Various - Wild Style Breakbeats



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