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 qThe Anthology of Rap, q 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 qold schoolq to the qgolden ageq 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 a the Furious Five's qThe Messageq and Eric B. a Rakim's qMicrophone Fiend, q as well as lesser-known gems like Blackalicious's qAlphabet Aerobicsq and Jean Grae's qHater's Anthem.q Both a fan's guide and a resource for the uninitiated, qThe Anthology of Rapq 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 qAnthologyq to experience the full range of rap's artistry and discover a rich poetic tradition hiding in plain sight.The volume also features an overview of rap poetics and the forces that shaped each period in rapa#39;s historical development, as well as a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and afterwords by Chuck D and Common.
|Title||:||The Anthology of Rap|
|Publisher||:||Yale University Press - 2010|