Vox video brilliantly deconstructs rap

A new video from the youth-oriented news magazine Vox.com would make a great classroom resource for any teacher trying to get kids to focus on prosody. The breezy, entertaining style is typical of a lot of YouTube “explainers”, but some things are really best taught through video, and showing how some of the greatest rappers put together rhymes and beats is surely one of them. There’s also a Spotify playlist for those who want to explore further, and the description gives “Special thanks to the research of Martin Connor who was interviewed in this piece. More of his rap analysis can be found here.”

Dave Bonta

Dave is the founder of Moving Poems, and posts videos for his own poems (along with lots of other stuff) at Via Negativa. Here's a bio.