Book of rhymes

the poetics of hip hop

By Bradley, Adam

Publishers Summary:
Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today.

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ISBN
978-0-46500-347-1
Publisher
New York, NY : Basic Civitas Books, c2009.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2009

With hip-hop's tremendous growth over the last decade, the amount of literature covering the genre has increased considerably. Yet, few books have been devoted exclusively to the poetic elements of hip-hop. Having studied under such luminaries as Cornel West and Henry Louis Gates Jr., Bradley (literature, Claremont McKenna Coll.) is emerging as a pioneering scholar in the study of hip-hop. Here, he shows t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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