This amazing cover of Trap Queen by George ThePoet reminded me of a New York Public Library event on the subject of context and centered, in part, on Decoded, a semi-autobiographical book written by Jay-Z. Decoded analyzes Jigga’s rap catalog using a careful and concerted examination of the lyrics in tandem with a collection of resource materials, including his literal interpretation/explanation, anecdotes, refection, and autobiographical information, through the lens of context. Jay-Z laid out his case for us to define hip-hop and rap lyrics as the poetry of his generation and ghet poetry must be looked at through a contextual looking glass in order to understand and appreciate the story.
Context is most important and powerful tool of language. George ThePoet puts us on notice in this cover of Trap Queen.