Let me start by saying "Fuck Rap". Just so you know where I stand. Or at least where I stood until I stumbled on something interesting this morning.
In the process of going further into the "Iambic Pentameter" business mentioned in the previous post, I happened upon a site called "Schmoop". Now, there's a LOT going on there but the page that caught my eye was their "Literature Glossary".
Roaming around clicking on the various interesting (and forgotten) words, I clicked on "Assonance" which brought me here.
As you can see, the page references the song "Juicy" by Notorious B.I.G.
And I pretty much made this face:
But I figured, what the hell, and clicked on the link. Which brought me here.
Which proved to be a short, fascinating lesson in the skills of said fat man. I admit, I find I'm impressed in spite of myself.
It's not like I'll download his "music" anytime soon, but for the first time I paid enough attention to see that actual skill with language can be, if done well, a part of this genre.
So there you go. Check it out.
9 hours ago