WRITTEN! The Lyrics of Grandmaster Caz
Grandmaster Caz is a pioneering legend who can genuinely be credited as one of the inventors of rap. Caz is perhaps best known as the writer of Big Bang Hank’s rhyme in Rappers Delight. The lyrics were stolen from him and he has never been credited or paid a dollar for writing the words to possibly the most famous rap record ever.
Caz went on to join the legendary Coldcrush Brothers whose party rocking style would greatly influence many of rap’s commercial breakthrough artists.
In 2012 Caz became the unexpected star of Ice-T’s seminal rap movie Something From Nothing : The Art Of Rap. In the movie Caz receives props from many of the cast, including Ice-T, Rev Run, Rakim and Eminem, who sight him as one of the godfathers of Rap. As a result of the movie Caz’s career is enjoying a significant renaissance. Notable for his extraordinary penmanship Caz’s favourite rhymes are reproduced from his notebooks and published for the first time in this beautiful book.
44 Songs 132pp 245x190mm Softback
Available to buy on Amazon.com also!
“Its hard to describe the constant outpouring of love and respect that I have witnessed for Caz over the two years that it took to make our movie. Caz has been described as The Robert Johnson of rap; very little recorded music by Caz exists due to him being stuck in a restrictive deal for 20 years. The esteem in which he is held by his peers is quite extraordinary. When we interviewed Eminem for the movie he asked me “Is this the same film that Caz is in?” I said it was and he said “Dope - let’s do the interview!”
Paul Toogood Producer of Something From Nothing : The Art Of Rap