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Rap Poetry 101

Adam Bradley

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In his Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop, Adam Bradley states that “rap is poetry, but its popularity relies in part on people not recognizing it as such.” In the book’s introduction, Bradley ... More


Gangsta Rap’s Heroic Substrata: A Survey of the Evidence

John Paul Hampstead

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Gangsta rap is a subgenre known for its subversive lyrics. Since emerging from hip-hop in southern California in the late 1980s with the work of Ice-T and N.W.A, it has found a foothold in New York ... More


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