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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.
By Adam Bradley (editor), Chuck D. (other contributor), Common (other contributor), Andrew Dubois (editor) and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (foreword by)

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9780300141900 | Yale Univ Pr, November 9, 2010, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: 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.

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9780300141917 | Yale Univ Pr, September 13, 2011, cover price $27.50

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A young South African boy named Karâe learns an important lesson about identity, self-acceptance, self-esteem, and love.

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9780976867418 | Hip Hop School House, July 14, 2006, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A young South African boy named Karâe learns an important lesson about identity, self-acceptance, self-esteem, and love.

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When Karâe, a young South African boy, tries to change himself to gain the respect of his peers, he soon realizes that he must love and accept himself first.
By Common and Lorraine West (illustrator)

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9780976867401 | Hip Hop School House, October 1, 2005, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: When Karâe, a young South African boy, tries to change himself to gain the respect of his peers, he soon realizes that he must love and accept himself first.

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