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Sorry, But There’s No Such Thing as “Real Rap”

For my second piece for England’s The Musical Outcast, I analyze the idea of “real” hip-hop.

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Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.