It looks like Lil Wayne can add the title of “literary genius” to his repertoire.
University of Virginia professor and author Kreston Kent penned a short book on Weezy titled, “The Literary Genius of Lil Wayne” which looks to justify his case that the 32-year-old rapper should be listed among famous writers William Shakespeare and Bob Dylan for their iconic lyrical contributions.
“Great art is great art whether it is consciously constructed or subconsciously produced,” Kent said. He began studying the New Orleans native’s musical discography from 2007 to now, dissecting his intricate “language puzzles” and rhyme patterns. Kent also makes the case that hip hop should be embraced by scholarly purists. “We expect literary merit to be reserved for venerated forms of expression, not mixtapes and radio waves,” he said.
The book is currently available on Amazon.
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