Book of Rhymes

Book of Rhymes

The Poetics of Hip Hop

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Civitas Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780465003471
Branch Call Number: 782.421649 B811b 2009
Characteristics: xxiii, 248 p. ; 21 cm


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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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