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Little Mama and Ranier Maria: REMIX!

May 8, 2008

Dan Goia weighs in on pop culture’s relationship to poetry. Note to younger generations of poets: wait until Dana Goia dies to apply for NEA grants. I mean seriously…has rap ever sounded so boring?

I’m not saying that Snoop Dog and Lil Mama are the new Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. What I am saying is that rap was created to fill a real human need, namely people’s desire to have memorable language to describe their world.

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