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Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop

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If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hops revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MCs wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners.

Examining rap historys 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 Americas least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.

Synopsis:

One of hip-hop studies brightest young scholars celebrates the lyrics of hip hop as the most vivid, most revolutionary form of American poetry today

About the Author

Adam Bradley, a Harvard PhD, is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Claremont McKenna College. He lives in Claremont, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465003471
Author:
Bradley, Adam
Publisher:
Basic Civitas Books
Subject:
Rap
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
Subject:
Rap (music)
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Rap (Music) -- Texts.
Subject:
Music-Hip Hop and Rap
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 7.5 oz

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