Welcome to Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. Today, we are exploring the writing process when it comes to rap music.

We talk to Cesar Comanche about how he writes his songs. Of all the artists I’ve interviewed over the years, I think he gave me the best answer to the question, “How do you write?”

We also talk to Branded Moore, The Nicest, and Spose about their writing process.

We then explore the lyrics of “I Know You Got Soul”  by Eric B & Rakim, “Nobody With a Notepad” by D-sisive, and “Pop Song” by Spose.

Know Your History 48 – Writing Raps

Cesar Comanche – Interview clip
Eric B and Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
Branded Moore – Interview clip
D-sisive – Nobody With a Notepad
The Nicest – Interview clip
Spose – Pop Song
Spose – Interview clip

and then we finish off this edition of The Word is Bond Rap Radio Hour with these old school jams . . .

Shad – It Ain’t Over
Nice & Smooth – No Delayin’
Del – No Need For Alarm
Fu Schnickens – Ring the Alarm
Blackalicious – A to G
Grand Daddy I.U. – Represent
BDP – Outta Here

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