Analyze Rapping As a Verbal Art. In this writing assignment you will analyze “rapping” as a verbal art by reading the “not-just-yo-mama” article that is posted above. You will then break down “rapping” into its constituent parts and influences: “playing the dozens”, the toasting tradition, signifying, and others. Explain how each part operates with the context of being a rap artist. The essay is only concerned with the verbal aspect of hip-hop music (lyrical delivery).
You will include two to three quotations from the three sources you cite on your Works Cited page. Guidelines: 2-3 pp, Sources: 3 (minimum), Work Cited page, Double-spaced. Your last page will be a Works Cited page. I have uploaded my own doctoral dissertation Introduction as an example of how to embed quotations and cite sources. My Works Cited page is included at the back of my Introduction. See the MLA formatting and for examples of how it should be done. Please note the ‘hanging’ format of the citations on the Works Cited page.
The quotes should be complete sentences (no more, less) and should be incorporate-d in your essay to illustrate your ideas. Please, cite your sources in a clickable reference list at the end. Also, do not copy without providing proper attribution (quotation marks and in-line citations). Also, write an essay format, not in bullet form, numbering, or another list format. It would be best if you use your own words. Lastly, proofread your work and run it through Grammarly for thorough confirmation.