FOTR: Brian Coleman

We’ve got a double dose of FOTR this week as we have a special edition of The Rub coming up this Saturday at The Bell House in Brooklyn. We’ll be celebrating author Brian Coleman and the 2014 release of his book, Check The Technique Volume 2, and he’s up first for our double shot FOTR feature. Brian has become quite the voice as a historian of hip-hop over the last decade with his 3 published books and his CTT series have become the textbooks. Critics and rap aficionados alike are blown away by his “invisible liner notes” that retrace untold stories of classic hip-hop albums.

My circle of liner notes junkies runs deep, and we spend many hours dissecting the chapters in Brian Coleman’s Check the Technique series. FINALLY someone has put in perspective the stuff I have been DYING to know about!!!! I can’t get enough. – Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

Check the Technique Volume 2 has instantly become essential reading for anyone with even a passing interest in the genre. – VILLAGE VOICE (Chaz Kangas)

Reading these books directly inspired the CTT mixes, and we are stoked that he will be at the party Saturday and encourage everyone to give him a pound and buy a book.

Bonus: here’s Brian talking about Mantronix on NPR:

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