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Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop

Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop
Author: Adam Bradley
ISBN 13: 9780465003471
ISBN 10: 465003478
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Basic Civitas Books
Publication Date: 2009-02-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $16.99

One of hip-hop studies’ brightest young scholars celebrates the lyrics of hip hop as the most vivid, most revolutionary form of American poetry today

The New York Times - Baz Dreisinger

…essentially English 101 meets Hip-Hop Studies 101…Bradley, who teaches literature at Claremont McKenna College in California, distinguishes himself from the growing glut of hip-hop scholars by writing a book about rap, as opposed to hip-hop: not a study of the culture or a history of the movement, but a formalist critique of lyrics—almost an anachronistic effort in the era of cultural studies.