Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Rakim

Narrated By: Rakim

Publisher: HarperAudio

Date: September 2019

Duration: 6 hours 17 minutes

Summary:

The musician and Hip Hop legend—hailed as “the greatest MC of all time” and compared to Thelonious Monk—reimagines the writing handbook in this memoir and guide that incorporates the soulful genius, confidence, and creativity of a master artist.

When he exploded on the music scene, musical genius Rakim was hailed for his brilliant artistic style, adding layers, complexity, depth, musicality, and soul to rap. More than anyone, Rakim has changed the way MCs rhyme. Calm on the mic, his words combine in a frenzy of sound, using complicated patterns based on multisyllabic rhymes and internal rhythms. Rakim can tell a story about a down-on-his-luck man looking for a job and turn it into an epic tale and an unforgettable rhyme. He is not just a great songwriter—he’s a great modern writer.

Part memoir, part writing guide, Sweat the Technique offers insight into how Rakim thinks about words, music, writing, and rhyming as it teaches writers of all levels how to hone their craft. It is also a rare glimpse into Rakim’s private life, full of entertaining personal stories from his youth on Long Island growing up in a home and community filled with musicians to the clubs of New York and the studios of Los Angeles during his rise to the top of popular music. Rakim celebrates the influences that shaped his development, including the jazz music of John Coltrane and the spirituality of the streets, and shares anecdotes spotlighting personalities such as L. L. Cool J. and Dr. Dre, among others.

Filled with valuable lessons for every writer, Sweat the Technique reveals the heart and mind of an artist and his love for great storytelling, and always, the words.

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  • Clarence C.

    My fav all time Rapper. Growing up in NYC it’s a hard competitive place. And Ra rose above everyone. He’s the GOAT loved hearing this audio book. It helped fill in the blanks for the areas of his story I didn’t already know about. Peace to the GOD

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  • Leon H.

    Rakim Aduio Book Dont Sweat the Technique is   TRUTH! Deep, deep, deep. I feel like a pupil listening to a master teach. Rakhim Audio book is the truth to me. You can put his lyrics in an ice cube tray to let them freeze but you still will try to sweat his Technique. His words so heavy the can bring an atheist to his knees because when we in the fox hole we all want to believe. Its like getting the Sunday morning word from the streets from a master lyricist who loves teach just like a reveren who likes to preach.  His Audio book is rough, raw, and rugged like a rug you walk on to welcome you into a house but this house is also a home and Rakhim is sitting on the the throne and like luther say its love  that turn a house into a home. A chair is still a chair unless the master lyricist Rakhim is sitting there. https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/sweat-the-technique-revelations-on-creativity-from-the-lyrical-genius/359695

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