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Rakim - "Sweat The Technique" Meet and Greet & Book Signing

Rakim - "Sweat The Technique" Meet and Greet & Book Signing In-Person

[All ages] Come meet legendary rapper Rakim, generally considered the greatest MC of all time, who will be signing copies of his new book Sweat The Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius. When he exploded on the music scene, Rakim was hailed for his brilliant artistic style, adding layers, complexity, depth, musicality, and soul to rap. Part memoir, part writing guide, Sweat the Technique offers insight into how Rakim thinks about words, music, writing, and rhyming as it teaches writers of all levels how to hone their craft. Rakim celebrates the influences that shaped his development, including the jazz music of John Coltrane and the spirituality of the streets, and shares anecdotes spotlighting personalities such as L. L. Cool J. and Dr. Dre, among others. Filled with valuable lessons for every writer, Sweat the Technique reveals the heart and mind of an artist and his love for great storytelling, and always, the words.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing, and refreshments will be provided.
For this special event, members of Howe's Mic Drop music program will perform a new original song in tribute to Rakim.

Registration Required: please visit our website or call 472-9485 to sign-up.

This afternoon program will be followed by an evening event at the University of Albany, as part of the Writers Institute Creative Life series.  For more information on that event, please visit: https://www.nyswritersinstitute.org/rakim

This program is offered with support from the New York State Writers Institute and the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza

 

Date:
Monday, October 28, 2019
Time:
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Howe - Large Meeting Room, Howe - Small Meeting Room
Branch:
Howe
Audience:
  All Ages  
Categories:
  Adult Literacy     All Ages Program     Digital Literacy     Library Public Meetings     Music & Movies  
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Event Organizer

Tor Loney

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