The Anthology of Rap

TitleThe Anthology of Rap
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBradley, Adam, and Andrew DuBois
Number of Pages867
PublisherYale University Press
CityNew Haven, CT
Publication Languageeng
ISBN or ASIN Number2147483647
Copies at the Archive2
From the school yards of the South Bronx to the top of the Billboard charts, rap has emerged as one of the most influential cultural forces of our time. In this pioneering anthology, Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois demonstrate that rap is also a wide-reaching and vital poetic tradition born of beats and rhymes.

The Anthology of Rap comprises nearly 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 unitiated, this volume showcases the inventiveness, richeness, and diversity of rap's lyrical art, featuring both classic lyrics and lesser-known gems.

Enter The Anthology to experience the full range of rap's artistry and discover a rich poetic tradition hiding in plain sight.