Tuesday, January 25, 2011

JAY-Z: The Roots of Rap

[col. writ. 1/17/11] (c) '11 Mumia Abu-Jamal For a rapper to write a book, a straight-ahead prose text, is unusual. For they think in rhymes, couplets, metaphors and beats. When books do appear, they are often those dreadful 'as told to' pieces, less written than dictated, more hustle than work of art or deep thought. Jay-Z has produced the former. An MC of almost legendary

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