“Every great literature deserves a great anthology. Rap finally has its own.”—Chuck D
The anthology is organized into four sections:
Part 1 – The Old School
|Part 2- The Golden Age
|Part 3 – Rap Goes Mainstream
|Part 4 -New Millennium Rap
Open the anthology to discover. . .
- A rap lyric that goes on for 235 lines.
- Which rapper once held the Guinness World Record for fastest flow.
- An all-female group that makes the first recorded rap reference to Magic Johnson, alluding in 1980 to his 42-point performance in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
- What rap trio rhymes “John Woo” with “Rod Carew,” links Dr. John with Yoo-Hoo, and renames themselves Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
- Who “The Ruler,” “The Teacher,” and the “Personality Jock” are.
- Why Kool Moe Dee had to “go see the doctor.”
- And much more