VIRTUAL: Live via Zoom!
Monday, March 7, 6:00 PM ET
Daniel Levin Becker presents What’s Good: Notes on Rap and Language
In conversation with Adam Bradley
In What’s Good: Notes on Rap and Language, critic, editor, translator, and music writer Daniel Levin Becker considers at length and from myriad angles how rap’s use of language operates and evolves, shifting between registers idiomatic, analytical, philosophical, and transcendent. At once a work of passionate lyrical analysis, a set of freewheeling liner notes, and “...an often hilarious, surprisingly moving and always joyful paean to rap’s relationship to words” (New York Times), What’s Good is Becker’s love letter to the most vital American art form of the last half century, structured in short chapters each of which focus on—and spin outward from—a particular lyric. Greenlight welcomes Becker to our (virtual) stage in conversation with scholar and culture writer Adam Bradley (The Book of Rhymes) for a reading, discussion, and listening party.
A love letter to the verbal artistry of hip-hop, What's Good is a work of passionate lyrical analysis