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    DescriptionAlthough rap music is famous for its ingenuity, double entendres and clever turns of phrase, until now no one has attempted to collect rap lyrics into an organised compendium. Enter UNDERSTAND RAP, a very funny pop-cultural reference book based on the website of the same name, which precisely explains all the confusing terms and lyrics used in rap songs in a language even the most un-hip person can understand. The result is a book with breakout potential that's both entertaining and highly informative. The juxtaposition of dry, academic manner with Hip Hop terminology in UNDERSTAND RAP frequently lends itself to ironic comedy gold. For example: Lyric: "been servin' since you was doin' the runnin' man" Explanation: My experience selling drugs began long ago, while you were still concerning yourself with immature things like doing goofy dances where you look like you're running in place. (From Song: Rubberband Man on Album: Trap Muzik by Artist: T.I.) Understand Rap features hip hop artists of all names, colours, and creeds and organise their lyrics into the following categories: Cars, Money, Drugs/Alcohol, People, Places, Fashion, Crime/Weapons, Insults, Skills/Pride and Sex/Relationships.


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    Title
    Understanding Rap
    Subtitle
    Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics You and Your Grandma Can Understand
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Buckholz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 185 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780810989214
    ISBN 10: 0810989212
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 460
    BIC subject category V2: WHL
    Libri: ENGM1080
    BIC E4L: HUM
    B&T Approval Code: A23306000
    Libri: ENGM4300
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A08745900
    BISAC V2.8: MUS031000
    DC22: 782.421649
    BISAC V2.8: HUM007000
    DC22: 782.4216
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15990
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: RAPA1000
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    LC classification: ML3531 .B82 2010
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 782.421649
    Thema V1.0: WHL
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    Abrams
    Imprint name
    Abrams
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    William Buckholz is a freelance writer living in Seattle.