Literary Genius Of Lil Wayne: The Case for Lil Wayne To Be Counted Among Shakespeare And Dylan
Kreston Kent's literary analysis of Lil Wayne’s lyrics shows that Wayne is, in fact, "the best rapper alive."
Called a “thorough and incisive proof of Lil Wayne’s genius” by critics, the book shows that Wayne’s lyrics have more in common with Shakespeare's and Dylan's than with other rappers’. Kent, who attended college alongside Lil Wayne, compares Wayne’s lyrics with those of 103 other top rappers, showing Lil Wayne’s usage of literary devices to be far superior and in a category of its own.
Songs analyzed span what Kent calls Wayne’s most intellectual period–2007 to the present. The Third Edition includes Lil Wayne’s own reaction to the book, analysis of data from a Finnish university's computer rap algorithm, similarities between Wayne and Lincoln as writers, a definitive ranking of Wayne’s albums and mixtapes, and analysis of Weezy’s latest output: Tha Carter V, Sorry 4 The Wait 2, Free Weezy Album and No Ceilings 2.
Author: Professor Kreston Kent
Page Count: 94pp
Size: 5 x 8
Date of Publication: October 24, 2014