The Anthology of Rap

“Every great literature deserves a great anthology. Rap finally has its own.”—Chuck D


This brand new anthology edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois brings together more than three hundred lyrics written over thirty years, from the "old school" to the "golden age" to the present day. 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.



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