Understand Rap: Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics that You & Your Grandma Can Understand
by William Buckholz Author
Are you often baffled by the “rap”? Does that “hippity hoppity” engender sweet confusion? William Buckholz hears you. Understand Rap provides humorous academic translations of lyrics from poets such as Terror Squad, Ice Cube, and Young Jeezy. Whether you are looking for trick-ass hoes, hurtful chinchillas, or the parts of Compton in which corpses are most readily found, this book is your gateway to all the slang your six-year-old is hip to. Please hammer don’t hurt ‘em!
Example from "Lollipop" by Lil Wayne: Got so much chips, I swear they call me Hewlett-Packard is reframed as "I am so wealthy that people might mistakenly refer to me by the name of a large multinational computer manufacturer whose integrated circuits are commonly referred to by the same name that I and others use for money".
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