Monday, November 8, 2010

The Anthology of Rap-40 Years

Now almost 40 years old, rap burst out of the Bronx to become one of the dominant musical and cultural forces in this country.  A new book,The Anthology of Rap, tracks the development of the genre — from New York house parties to Eminem and Jay-Z — by presenting lyrics from some of America’s greatest rappers as poetry. The book is edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois. Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr, Chuck D of Public Enemy, and Common also contributed to this book. Read more here....

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