RAP, RHYME AND RHYTHM: RAPSODY IN HIP-HOP, RHYTHM AND RHYME
GREATEST UNRECORDED RAP, HIP-HOP, POETRY AND SPOKEN WORD HITS
About the Book
“Rap, Rhyme and Rhythm: Rapsody in Hip-Hop, Rhythm and Rhyme,” is a wide range of poetry dealing with historical, romance, politics, social, cultural, gender, protest and other topics. The book begins with the ancient Nubian style of poetry used in the praising of kings and queens as well as the character and praise poems, a style once accompanied by stringed instruments and drums and still repeated on “talking drums” in West Africa to this very day. A large number of romance poetry is included. The rap and hip-hop style is found in its most glorious forms from poems about fatherhood to family unity. Both conscious, topical rap and hip-hop poetry as well as enjoyable, colorful and intellectual fun verses are included making this fascinating book one that can be enjoyed by everyone from students to married couples and singles.
About the Author
Paul Alfred Barton is one of the first among a group of Hip-hop history, culture and poetry writers who specialize in the area of Hip-hop writing. From the late seventies to the present (2000’s), Mr. Barton has written a number of articles dealing with issues relevant to the hip-hop generation dealing with African history, music, festivals, family issues, African-American and American history and culture as well as poetry. Paul Alfred Barton has written books such as “Susu and Susunomics” (Iuniverse, Inc.), “Susu Economics,” and “A History of the African-Olmecs,” (1stbooks Library) and “A History of Racism and Terrorism, Rebellion & Overcoming” (Xlibris.com)