While the conceit is annoyingly smug, and a number of the poems have already been collected elsewhere, overall The Dead Emcee Scrolls is a solid. The Dead Emcee Scrolls has ratings and 76 reviews. Kim said: Okay, You’ re probably wondering what’s a white girl from Vermont doing reading this? O. THE DEAD EMCEE SCROLLS: THE LOST TEACHINGS OF HIP HOP. BOOKS · Amazon. And so it came to pass that every prayer was granted and every dream .

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. It offers a social commentary on the importance of hip-hop in the African-American community in particular, and the unfortunate misogynistic turn hip-hop has taken the main reason I don’t listen to it anymore.

Jan 03, Vanessa Thompson rated it liked it. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The imagery is still powerful: The story I am about to tell may sound fantastic. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Our politics may differ, but the things we scrollz do not. It’s a spoken art form, relying on the poet’s sense of rhythm and rhyme to convey the message that he or she wants.

The Dead Emcee Scrolls

Most of the poems in this book are hip-hop inspired, so perhaps a little knowledge on the history of hip-hop from the 80s onwards would be beneficial. The conceit of the Dead Emcee Scrolls is too clever by half. This earns dear stars thanks to the mindblowingly good ‘Co-Dead Language’ – the written version of Saul’s ‘Coded Language’, found on his first album Amethyst Rock Star. Set up a giveaway.

Here, though, there’s not enough to balance out the verse material, which is banal. As well, Williams tells us, these are hip-hop lyrics and unlike Williams, I do make a distinction between hip-hop lyrics and poems.


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But when he scores he scores, particularly sccrolls the poems that read smoothly and rhythmically as bar sscrolls verse, and his rambling prose in re: My guess is that he didn’t try to do that, but I would have prefered polished poetry than needing to decipher raw emotional poetry.

I can think of nothing heavier than an airplane I can think of no greater scro,ls of steel and metal I can think of nothing less likely to fly No wings more weighted That being said, there is some interesting stuff about the power of hip-hop here and the disappointments of modern rap.

Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. Photograph by Geordie Wood. It may anger some of you who have followed my work. This book of poems was pretty good, they read more like a rapper’s freestyle notebook. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Granted, I had to have whole parts translated to me, but it was beautiful.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. See all 23 reviews. So I’m not much into modern poetry how on earth does one start, or even get bearings? It has a lot of poems in it that all of these rappers wrote a long time ago. I always appreciate the touch with an artist like him, no matter what media he uses – literature, m Had no problems reading the prose in this book but since English is not my first language, reading the poetry part and getting it was kind of hard at times.


He is introduced by the art on the wall called graffiti. I brought the book for my granddaughter who is active in slam poetry and I thought she would like. Start reading The Dead Emcee Scrolls: This book is a book that I have been waiting to finish since In the underground labyrinths of New York City’s subway system, beneath the third rail of a long forgotten line, Saul Williams discovered scrolls of aged yellowish-brown paper rolled tightly into a can of spray paint. This is incredibly outrageous because for: The book is about more t A book of poetry about hip-hop.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I would probably enjoy a live performance, or even a recorded one, much more.

Williams is the guy. See and discover other items: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Another great one by Saul Williams. Williams may have put more effort into the titular pun and its inherent concepts than the actual poetry therein. Williams starts us off with a thirty-page tale—how tall it is is left to the reader to decide—about how he came upon the Dead Emcee scrolls, which he asserts are not his work.