Dead Prez’s Stic.Man Dropping Book, M-1 Preps Solo Album

Stic. man of dead

prez is preparing to release a new book geared towards teaching the fundamentals

of being an emcee.

"The Art of Emcee-ing" will feature’s

personal perspective on emceeing and songwriting.

"[There are] so many brothers and sisters that have raw

talent," told "It is our job as community

members to help encourage and support each other, to make sure that we reach

our goals in life."

Released independently via’s Boss Up Inc., "The

Art of Emcee-ing" offers tips on how to defeat writer’s block, recording

techniques, live performance tips, herbal voice remedies and artist-friendly

resources for the aspiring rappers.

Additionally, the book features exclusive photos, commentary

from rapper Common and a 10-track CD of beats, produced exclusively by

In related dead prez news, M-1 has teamed with famed jazz guitar

player and producer Fabrizio Sotti to release his debut solo album, Confidential.

Sotti Records and KOCH will release the album, which features

appearances by Styles P, Q-Tip, K’naan and Cassandra Wilson and others.

According to M-1, dead prez fans will be pleased with his solo

release, which is slated for a March 8, 2006.

"There’s a definite theme, but it’s not obvious,”

M-1 said of the album. “I didn’t telegraph where I’m coming from; if you

know… then you know."’s

book "The Art of Emcee-ing" is available now via the web at

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