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Book of Rhymes

The Poetics of Hip Hop
Bradley, Adam (Book - 2009)
Book of Rhymes
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Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.
Authors: Bradley, Adam
Title: Book of rhymes
the poetics of hip hop
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Civitas Books, c2009
Characteristics: xxiii, 248 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Adam Bradley
Contents: Prologue
Rap poetry 101
1. Rhythm
2. Rhyme
3. Wordplay
4. Style
5. Storytelling
6. Signifying
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Credits
Notes
Index
Summary: Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.
ISBN: 0465003478
9780465003471
Branch Call Number: 782.421649 B811b 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-234) and index
Subject Headings: Rap (Music) Texts Rap (Music) History and criticism
Topical Term: Rap (Music)
Rap (Music)
LCCN: 2008040250
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Bradley Adams convinces readers of the emcee's place in the upper echelon's of today's poetry. He explores hip-hop's history and its most memorable lyricists. A must-read.


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