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A Rapper's College Paperback – June 8, 2010
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A RAPPER'S COLLEGE by Hannah Faye is a coming of age story following Victorious as he embraces his love amidst personal challenges. His limited ability to read or write does not prevent him from winning over his fans. Despite his mother's objections, he gladly perpetuates many stereotypes (i.e., vulgar lyrics, half-naked women in his video, etc.) to gain exposure. His mother wants more. Yet, he has accepted status quo. But when a tragedy disrupts his life, Victor finds himself addressing past hurts and facing his supersized ego, Victorious.
The story is a quick read and I enjoyed it. I believe this story would serve young men well. Victor struggles to become a man without a positive male influence. His father left and his older brother is incarcerated. Victor has found "success"; however, it is at a great cost to the man he could be.
I did feel Faye's inclusion of Victorious' rap lyrics was overdone. The first couple of times I thought it was clever, but later it began to disrupt the story for me. I appreciated her ability to highlight the importance of education, despite financial success. Again, this is a message young adults could appreciate. Parents should consider reading the book first if they plan to share it with a young adult due to the adult language. Overall, it was a pleasant read. Readers will sit by and determine whether Victor will be victorious over his circumstances, over dyslexia, and ultimately over himself.
Reviewed by Ja'Nese Dixon
for The RAWSISTAZ(tm) Reviewers