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Music journalist Brian Coleman is a self-proclaimed hip hop junkie, and he's spent nearly a decade creating what he calls "invisible liner notes." He interviews the artists, DJs, and producers behind the classic hip-hop albums of the 1980s and '90s, and he turns those interviews into the liner notes that were never written at the time.
In 2007, he published them in a book called Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip Hop Junkies, and now, Coleman is out with Check the Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip Hop Junkies. It includes more than 80 interviews and discusses 25 of the greatest hip hop albums of the time.
Brian Coleman, music journalist and historian. Author of Rakm Told Me: Hip Hop Wax Facts, Straight from the Artists (The '80s), Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip Hop Junkies, and Check the Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip Hop Junkies. He tweets @GoodRoadBC.
This segment aired on December 23, 2014.