Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop

Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop

Adam Bradley


If requested to record the best innovators of contemporary American poetry, few folks might imagine to incorporate Jay-Z or Eminem of their quantity. And but hip hop is the resource of a few of the main fascinating advancements in verse this present day. The media uproar in keeping with its debatable lyrical content material has obscured hip hop’s revolution of poetic craft and adventure: merely in rap tune can the beat of a tune render poetic meter audible, permitting an MC’s wordplay to maneuver a club-full of keen listeners.

Examining rap history’s so much memorable lyricists and their inimitable innovations, literary student Adam Bradley argues that we needs to comprehend rap as poetry or leave out the forefront of poetry this present day. Book of Rhymes explores America’s least understood poets, unpacking their unusually complicated craft, and in accordance rap poetry the consideration it deserves.

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