Book of Rhymes
The Poetics of Hip Hop
By Adam Bradley
(Basic Civitas Books, Paperback, 9780465003471, 248pp.)
Publication Date: March 2009
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Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. "Book of Rhymes" explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.