Compare the first verse of “Chum” to the second verse of “Hive”

Listen: “the Art of Hip-Hop” playlist. Try HERE, or HERE (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., or search “Drew Lindsay the art of hip-hop” in Spotify.

(NOTE: if you have any trouble accessing this playlist you have to contact me immediately).

Write:

For each question below, aim to write at least a page. These can be in note format (informal,) but look as closely as you can at the text of these songs.

1.) Choose two of the following verses:

The first verse of Aquemini (Big Boi)

The last verse of Aquemini (“My mind warps and bends”) (Andre 3000)

The first verse of Hootie Hoo

Andre 3000’s verse on Black Ice

Your goal is to simply compare the way these verses work (how the rappers approach each verse). Talk about the tools each rapper uses – try to talk about the “style” of that verse. Talk about the things they do, and talk about the differences between them. Your first act is to OBSERVE. Just see what they do.

2.) Compare the first verse of “Chum” to the second verse of “Hive”

Your goal is to simply compare the way these verses work (how the rappers approach each verse). Talk about the tools each rapper uses – try to talk about the “style” of that verse. Talk about the things they do, and talk about the differences between them. Your first act is to OBSERVE. Just see what they do.

3.) Read: “the Gilded Six BitsPreview the document”

match any two songs from the “Art of Rap” playlist to this story. Explain your logic – explain the connection.