Kreston Kent, an exact contemporary of Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (aka Lil Wayne or Weezy) studied political science alongside Wayne at the University of Houston in the Spring of 2005. While Mr. Carter left academia to pursue his music, Kent continued on to graduate school at the University of Virginia en route to his future professorship. In addition to studying politics and philosophy, Kent studied classical composition at the Moore's School of Music and wrote a thesis analyzing musical forms and structures in the speeches of Abraham Lincoln. A recipient of the Earhart Foundation Fellowship, Professor Kent has taught at the University of Virginia, Piedmont Virginia Community College and college preparatory schools, instructing politics, philosophy and mathematics. Kreston Kent and The Literary Genius of Lil Wayne have been featured on VIBE, COMPLEX, XXL, Fansided and Sirius/XM Shade 45’s The All Out Show. The book The Literary Genius of Lil Wayne has been a #1 bestseller on Amazon.com Rap category, both in print and Kindle editions, as well as #1 on iBooks Music category and #3 on iBooks’ much broader Arts & Entertainment category.Présentation de l'éditeur :
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.
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