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The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed Paperback – October 13, 2015
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I have had this pre-ordered for months, and after a long wait it is everything I wanted and more.
First off, this is an insane amount of entertainment for the price. It is filled with witty comments and real historical context.
It has more than 200 pages of content that everyone can enjoy. Even Floyd Mayweather can have fun because the illustrations by Arturo Torres are incredible. See page 158 for an incredible version of 50 Cent as The Thing or Lil Wayne as a goblin on page 188.
Shea's writing style is an easy read and is an entertaining "controlled chaos" with the use of footnotes to bring laughs is right out of the Bill Simmons playbook. It reads like a well-informed humorous and persuasive rant. Can't wait for Serrano's next project.
B) If you don't buy this book, you're probably the police.
C) If you don't buy this book, Shea won't be able to buy clothing for Boys A and B.
D) If you don't buy this book, Younger Jeezy loses.
E) If you don't buy this book, Shea's dad will never respect him.
F) If you don't buy this book, Harry wins. FOH, Harry.
Pun was like "yeah yeah kid and a bunch of other dopey nicknames, forget about that stuff, we don't have much time. I'm here because you're in some kind of a pickle, right? Some big dinner party, and you got nothing to say? Here's what I want you to do, go in there, and talk about hip hop."
I said, hey Pun, look man, I don't know the first thing about hip-hop. I'm a real pale blond kid from the suburbs.
The Big Pun looked at me and he said something I'll never forget. He said, "Everyone gets a chance to do something great. Most people never take that chance, either they're too scared, or they don't recognize it when it spits on their shoes. Remember when you followed Shea Serrano on twitter the other day? Someone's telling you something kid, if I were you, I'd listen."
Then as he headed back towards my closet, he went over to my desk and picked up six rulers. He said, "six rulers...I don't know why, but can I take these?" I told him sure thing, and thanks for the advice. He told me, " Remember kid, there's heroes, and there's legends. Heroes, get remembered, but legends never die." And then he was gone. I woke up the next morning and this book was under my pillow. I spent the whole day reading it. And I crushed that dinner party. They're talking about making it a weekly thing.