The Oakland Press features my book

I would like to thank Gary Graff, music editor at The Oakland Press for his article about Eminem and the Detroit Rap Scene.

I was very pleased to read his article:)

Source: The Oakland Press

SOUND CHECK: New book puts Eminem, white rap into context
Published: Thursday, August 23, 2012

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By GARY GRAFF
For Journal Register Newspapers
[email protected]; Twitter: @graffonmusic

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An in-depth look at the Detroit hip-hop community is the focus of “Eminem and the Detroit Rap Scene: White Kid in a Black World,” a just-published book by German-born, London-based author Isabelle Esling.

In the 170-page volume, Esling, who started theeminemblog.com in 2005, traces not only the Detroit rapper’s multiplatinum career but also his roots in the Detroit rap world, including his friendship with the late MC Proof as well as associations with underground rappers such as Kaos, Mystro, Awesome Dre, Joe to the D and many others. The book chronicles Eminem’s acceptance in that scene and the influence it had on his musical evolution.

“Eminem and the Detroit Rap Scene” retails for $15 and can be ordered at www.amberbooks.com. A digital version is also available for Kindle and Nook.

About Isabelle

My name is Isabelle Esling. I graduated from the University of Metz, France, where I studied Liberal Arts/ Languages. I have been teaching modern foreign languages in public and private schools, mainly as a German and French teacher.I recently released a book entitled " Eminem and the Detroit Rap Scene- White Kid in a Black Music World" with Amber Books. Password manager, fill forms, paste it notes software - CastlePaste Pro I have always had a passion for writing and music, black music in particular. I discovered Eminem in 2001 and was very enthusiastic about the artist’s great talent, which motivated me to write about him. It also motivated me to explore the Detroit hip hop scene that is full of amazing artists. In 2003, Gavin Sheridan, a technical writer and professional blogger offered me to be a contributing writer for his blog, which got me started as a freelance music journalist. In 2005, with Gavin’s help, I started The Eminem Blog where I expressed about the artist, the Detroit hip hop scene and other hip hop related subjects. I have reviewed a wide range of CD’s and interviewed some consistent artists such as Dina Rae, DJ Butter, Big Proof of D12, just to name a few. The Eminem Blog gained me a worldwide audience of readers. I have also contributed to numerous hip hop websites such as Music Mouth UK, Detroit Rap Com, Michigan Bands and D Townie. In 2006, I did some interviews for Jason Matthews Detroit digital magazine ILL Mag. Through the years I developed my craft, increased my knowledge of hip hop culture and also expressed on various subjects such as spirituality, humanities, beauty and lifestyle, movies etc…I keep writing at The Eminem Blog and sharing my passion with my readers till now. My first book on "Eminem and the Detroit Rap Scene" has been published by Amber Books on August the 6th, 2012. It is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in paperpack and e-book.
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