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Understand Rap: Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics You and Your Grandma Can Understand
     

Understand Rap: Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics You and Your Grandma Can Understand

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by William Buckholz
 

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Although rap music is famous for its ingenuity, double entendres and clever turns of phrase, until now no one has attempted to collect rap lyrics into an organised compendium. Enter UNDERSTAND RAP, a very funny pop-cultural reference book based on the website of the same name, which precisely explains all the confusing terms and lyrics used in rap songs in a language

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Although rap music is famous for its ingenuity, double entendres and clever turns of phrase, until now no one has attempted to collect rap lyrics into an organised compendium. Enter UNDERSTAND RAP, a very funny pop-cultural reference book based on the website of the same name, which precisely explains all the confusing terms and lyrics used in rap songs in a language even the most un-hip person can understand. The result is a book with breakout potential that's both entertaining and highly informative. The juxtaposition of dry, academic manner with Hip Hop terminology in UNDERSTAND RAP frequently lends itself to ironic comedy gold. For example: Lyric: "been servin' since you was doin' the runnin' man" Explanation: My experience selling drugs began long ago, while you were still concerning yourself with immature things like doing goofy dances where you look like you're running in place. (From Song: Rubberband Man on Album: Trap Muzik by Artist: T.I.) Understand Rap features hip hop artists of all names, colours, and creeds and organise their lyrics into the following categories: Cars, Money, Drugs/Alcohol, People, Places, Fashion, Crime/Weapons, Insults, Skills/Pride and Sex/Relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810989214
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
285,042
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

William Buckholz is a freelance writer living in Seattle.

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Understand Rap 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michael Formisano More than 1 year ago
funny as hell
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I keep this book on my coffee table and it never fails, every time friends are over we pick the book up and read out of it! Its really awesome!