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Check The Technique Volume 2 published this October

Brian Coleman's 500-page tome Check The Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies will be published on 14 October. The follow up to volume one (published in 2007) of the completist hip-hop album histories includes interviews with over 80 artists including Ice Cube, Mantronix, Raekwon, MF Doom, Dr Octagon, Mos Def, Jazzy Jeff, plus images, covering 25 records from the 1980s.

Digital versions of Check The Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies will also be published, which includes five extra chapters. More info is on Coleman's site, and there are two sample chapters on 3rd Bass and Smif-N-Wessun published online for a limited time.