Write Now Prompt for August 19, 2016 — Today’s Author

At Today’s Author, our first goal is to get you (and us) to write. Write Now is our own collection of prompts to help you do that. With Write Now we’re not talking about writing, or trying to teach anyone how to write. Write Now is all about putting pen to paper. Today’s Prompt: The […]

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Trap Queen in contextual verse

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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

the release of Decod

ed, 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,…

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Trap Queen in contextual verse

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https://youtube/Q6suJjSI_Tw

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.