Book of Rhymes (Paperback)
The Poetics of Hip Hop
Civitas Book Publisher, 9780465094400, 288pp.
Publication Date: June 27, 2017
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.