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About the Creator and Performer
About Grandmaster Caz
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Word is Born
Audible for your kids
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Wow! I learned so much!
This is such a cool book! It literally teaches you how to rap (or rhyme) but also digs into the history of hip hop and musical cultures all over the world. There is music in the historical parts and it's so cool. I think my favorite part was hearing about Australian song lines. But Vikings are pretty rad too. Plus, this narrator/author has the best voice ever. Audible, please hire him to narrate other things. Good for older kids AND adults.
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- Jeremy Salyers
A phenomenal honoring of the culture of hip hop
This beautiful piece of work is incredibly rich in context and substance with the abundance of knowledge and experience learned from a true lyricist. Whether you want to learn about how to rhyme or where the culture came from, this book contains all that and then some!
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- Heather Gimbel
An entertaining masterclass in Hip Hop technique, culture and history
Whether you’re looking to kick off a career as an MC or just want a better appreciation for Hip Hop music and culture, Agent 23 breaks it down without dumbing it down. With additional first hand history and insight provided by Grandmaster Caz, this book provides a unique view into all of the skills required to write and perform along with a perspective on the culture developed through his unique experiences traveling the globe. From West Africa to Scandinavia to First Nation Australia to New Orleans and Brooklyn, the history and influences that Agent 23 reveals are fascinating and amazingly entertaining.
This is not your average audiobook, as Agent 23 takes advantage of the audio format to mix story with song and truly serve justice to his topic. I’ll be looking on Apple Music next for the soundtrack!