“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 1

Part 2- The Golden Age

Part 2

Part 3 – Rap Goes Mainstream

Part 3

Part 4 -New Millennium Rap

Part 4

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

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