Monday, June 02, 2008

Hip Hop Heroes

This article isn't really my thing, but it's different enough to be worth a link.  The article offers up Shakespearean characters and their "hip-hop" counterparts.  For instance Henry V matches up with Jay-Z:

Apollo could be the third person in this trinity. Totally the captain of everything around him; he can play the audience anyway he wants. Longevity (two Shakespearean Histories = the consistently excellent rap catalogue) and moments of pure transcendence (The St.Crispin’s Day speech/most of The Blueprint). No matter what’s happening, if he’s captain of my team, we’re not losing.

1 comment:

Alan K.Farrar said...

I can only comment on one - the
Hamlet – Eminem: Spot on!

If the others reflect the same insight, then good job that man!