Today In Rap And Books

Here is a very enjoyable video of the young Brooklyn rapper Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire talking about books—it includes him reading an excerpt from his all-time favorite, Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. Here is a very strange video for a song called “Flight Confirmation” that the Los Angeles producer The Alchemist made with rappers Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q—it includes some material that may not be safe for you to watch at work. Here is a very good essay written by the aphorist James Guida about four recent books written by rappers—it includes the sentence, “By now the Queensbridge duo has several albums to their name, the most admired of which are Hell on Earth and The Infamous.” Which I will cite because of the glaring gramatical error it contains. Because I like to dunk N+1‘s pigtails into the inkwell on my desk.