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Yale University Press

Anthology of Rap

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Title: Anthology of Rap
Author: Bradley, Adam
ISBN: 9780300141900
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 2010
Binding: Regular Hardback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Music & Performing Arts 1358267

Publisher Description:

From the school yards of the South Bronx to the tops of the Billboard charts, rap has emerged as one of the most influential musical and cultural forces of our time. In The Anthology of Rap, editors Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois explore rap as a literary form, demonstrating that rap is also a wide-reaching and vital poetic tradition born of beats and rhymes.

This pioneering anthology brings together more than three hundred rap and hip-hop lyrics written over thirty years, from the old school to the golden age to the present day. Rather than aim for encyclopedic coverage, Bradley and DuBois render through examples the richness and diversity of rap s poetic tradition. They feature both classic lyrics that helped define the genre, including Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five s The Message and Eric B. & Rakim s Microphone Fiend, as well as lesser-known gems like Blackalicious s Alphabet Aerobics and Jean Grae s Hater s Anthem.

Both a fan s guide and a resource for the uninitiated, The Anthology of Rap showcases the inventiveness and vitality of rap s lyrical art. The volume also features an overview of rap poetics and the forces that shaped each period in rap s historical development, as well as a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and afterwords by Chuck D and Common. Enter the Anthology to experience the full range of rap s artistry and discover a rich poetic tradition hiding in plain sight.