Finally, a dummy’s guide to understanding rap for us all rap amatuers

Understand Rap, a drive of sorts set up by Seattle-based writer WIlliam Buckholz to help us all rap amateurs navigate the bewildering world rap lyrics, is great. Some of these explanations are deliberately unhelpful, which makes our education in rap lyrics all the more fun. Buckholz has even published a book for it too.

Understand Rap
Understand Rap

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