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 stic.man’s
personal perspective on emceeing and songwriting.
"[There are] so many brothers and sisters that have raw
talent," stic.man told AllHipHop.com. "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 stic.man’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 stic.man.
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."
book "The Art of Emcee-ing" is available now via the web at http://www.bossupbu.com.