While the conceit is annoyingly smug, and a number of the poems have already been collected elsewhere, overall The Dead Emcee Scrolls is a solid. The Dead Emcee Scrolls has ratings and 76 reviews. Kim said: Okay, You’ re probably wondering what’s a white girl from Vermont doing reading this? O. THE DEAD EMCEE SCROLLS: THE LOST TEACHINGS OF HIP HOP. BOOKS · Amazon. And so it came to pass that every prayer was granted and every dream .

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He begins with a long “confession” of deadd foreword, in which he gives the background exposition while looking at graffiti in the subway, he found scrolls containing “the lost teachings of hip-hop” that he has spent his entire career translating and interpreting — the “dead emcee scrolls”, get it?

The Dead Emcee Scrolls: The Lost Teachings of Hip-Hop

The 20 Best Folk Albums of The Dead Emcee Scrolls Publisher: Saul Stacey Williams is an American poet, writer, actor and musician known for his blend of poetry and hip-hop and for his leading role in the independent film Slam. They still haven’t found the killers for the shooting of biggie smalls and 2pac Shakur.

You may feel that you have come to know me over the years, and in some cases you have, but in others I am a poetry writer and when I read this book, it was deep. This earns five stars thanks to the mindblowingly good ‘Co-Dead Language’ – the written version of Saul’s ‘Coded Language’, found on his first album Amethyst Rock Star.


He challenges us to be individuals.

You should have seen how they ran. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. These writings span Williams’ artistic life sinceincluding journaling that charts his experiences in a clear, truthful hand, in spite of some metaphysical wanderings.


The 60 Best Songs of playlist Mixed Media. Jul 15, Bry rated it it was amazing.

Ejcee may have put more effort into the titular pun and its inherent concepts than the actual poetry therein. Jul 07, Christina Kneidel rated it liked it Shelves: See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices.

May 05, William rated it really liked srcolls. Ships from and sold by Amazon. So I’m not much into modern poetry how on earth does one start, or even get bearings?

Cons- The cons of this book is insane, but it depends on how you view this book, pros and cons can get difficult based on different views. The poems also deal w life issues and mainstream frustration that the poet feels are an on-going emcde with art and life.

Just like Saul’s music it’s about life, love, finding ourselves, living up to our full potential, freedom.

And I’m tickling the trigger. The conceit of the Dead Emcee Scrolls is too clever by half. Share your thoughts with other customers.


The Dead Emcee Scrolls: The Lost Teachings of Hip-Hop by Saul Williams

That being said, there is some interesting stuff about the power of hip-hop here and the disappointments of modern rap. From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. I have paraded eemcee a poet for years now. Or he talks about real life event like sexual abuse and abuse in general. This author had a book signing Newburg, NY.

The Dead Emcee Scrolls : The Lost Teachings of Hip Hop

I tried to keep an open mind and follow his advice on taking the time emcse deciver the words and the feelings like he did with graffiti, but I grew up with hip-hop and I love poetry, but I didn’t really like this book. It may anger some of you who have followed my work.

When I hear a song, the lyrics are not usually the first thing I catch on to. The problem is that too often in other poems, by trying to be too revolutionary, Williams can threaten to lose himself in his own incendiary proselytizing. I honestly enjoyed the hip hop essays at the beginning and end of the book more than the poems themselves. Williams is the guy.