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Ralph Ellison In Progress

Ralph Ellison In Progress

Ralph Ellison has often been cited by literary scholars as one of the 20th century’s most tragic examples of writer’s block: after the immense success of 1952’s Invisible Man, the author lived for more than 40 years without ever publishing a second novel. Yet, in Ralph Ellison In Progress: From Invisible Man to Three Days […]

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Anthology of Rap

Time to Study Rap in College?

Come Friday night, most college students put down their books and put on their favorite jeans before heading out to parties where hip-hop music blares in crowded clubs and living rooms—Kanye or Lil Wayne’s rhymes making it necessary to shout in order to be heard. The next day, the more diligent of these students will […]

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The Anthology of Rap

Adam Bradley Asks: Is Rap Poetry? Is It Good Poetry?

Adam Bradley— Last fall saw the publication of The Anthology of Rap, a collection that I co-edited with Andrew DuBois. The book gathers nearly 300 lyrics by dozens of artists from across rap’s four decades. Our purpose was to highlight rap’s development as a literary art form by underscoring the poetics of its song lyrics. […]

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Soundcheck Yourself to the Tribeca 92nd Street Y

Adam Bradley appeared yesterday on WNYC’s Soundcheck to talk about the history of a “living literature” and the ideas behind producing the newly published Anthology of Rap. Tonight, he and co-editor Andrew DuBois will be at the 92nd Street Y-Tribeca at 7pm, to explore rap with a line-up of writers, poets, and musicians: Imani Perry, […]

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National Public Rapping

If you missed it on NPR’s All Things Considered last weekend, be sure to listen to Adam Bradley‘s brief interview on lyrics as poetry: NPR.org. NPR’s “The Record” blog also followed up with Sam Anderson after his rave review of The Anthology of Rap in New York magazine, and you can read that piece here. […]

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East Coast Line-Up: Rapping in DC and New York

If you’ve been missing the buzz about Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois’ new Anthology of Rap, there’s a chance to catch them on the East Coast at DC’s Lincoln Theater on Tuesday, November 16 and in New York on Wednesday, November 17 at the 92nd Street Y-Tribeca. The editors’ entourage at each venue includes Common […]

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The Anthology of Rap Trailer!

Is this awesome or what? The long-awaited trailer for The Anthology of Rap, edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois, is finally here. By bringing together more than three hundred lyrics written over thirty years, from the “old school” to the “golden age” to the present day, the book doubles as both a fan’s guide […]

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