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Tuesday, 19. December 2006

Chaucer's Rap



Checking weather this morning, an AP story titled "Rapper finds inspiration in Chaucer" caught my eye on the Yahoo frontpage. The rapper in question, Baba Brinkman, morphs Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" from Old English into rap. While clearly you won't hear the stock rap words such as "bitches", "mofos", "pimpin my ride" etc in Brinkman's ryhmes, I really like what he has done with Chaucer's dark "The Pardoner's Tale". Check this shit out yo!

"Ready to kill with their jagged-edged daggers drawn The three aggravated braggarts staggered up the lawn And without dragging on while the story is told Beneath the tree they found a bag filled with glorious gold,"




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