Former Student’s Book Now Out

Just received an email from former RHUL student Paul Edwards. This is what he says:

I’ve just brought out a book on rap lyrics — How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC. … I’ve got some good blurbs for the book, one from poet Dana Gioia was particularly nice: “Paul Edwards’s How to Rap marks a cultural coming-of-age for Hip-Hop. His Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC is the first comprehensive poetics of this new literary form. Clear, concise, and immensely useful, it alternates a practical introduction to the subject with the comments of leading rap artists. Combining literary criticism and street smarts, Edwards has made his bid to become the Aristotle of Hip-Hop Poetics.”

Cool, eh? Here are the relevant links:

I wonder what Aristotle would have made of rap? ‘My name is Aristotle, and I rap full-throttle …’ [AR]



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2 responses to “Former Student’s Book Now Out

  1. This reminds me of the McDonalds drive-through rap. The Aristotle of Hip-Hop Poetics made me laugh though 😀

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