Big Pimpin, the Expurgated Version

Poetry has been around for millennia, but, of course, not all poetry is created equal. There are, even today, serious sonneteers who can knock out 14 lines of iambic

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Against the horror which is colloquial English

Poetry, in some form or other, has been around for millennia, but we all know that some poems are better than others–some, in fact, are nothing more than

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From Eazy-E to Jay-Z: Rap as Poetry

The first rap song I ever heard was Eazy-E’s Nobody Move, a song about the disgust a man feels when he discovers he’s attempting to rape a transvestite

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Notorious B.I.G. on Horseback

I have the song “I Love the Dough” on iTunes. Jay-Z and the Notorious B.I.G. rapping about how they are big ballas. Many rap songs share the same

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