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The Hip Hop Generation: The Poetry of Hip Hop
They were poets before they were stars.
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Title: Foolish/Unfoolish: Reflections on Love
Author: Ashanti
Publisher: Hyperion (2002)
Call Number: 784.5 As31f
Notes: Poetry by Ashanti, written when she was a teen.

 
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Title: Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics
Author: Keyes, Alicia
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's (2004)
Call Number: 784.505 K523t
Notes: Free verse poetry along with lyrics from Alicia Keyes' albums.

 
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Title: The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours : the Poetry of Jill Scott
Author: Scott, Jill
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (2005)
Call Number: McN02504529t
Notes: Jill Scott has been writing poetry since she was in middle school.

 
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Title: The Rose That Grew From Concrete
Author: Shakur, Tupac
Publisher: Pocket Books (1999)
Call Number: 811 Sh153r
Notes: Tupac wrote this poetry before he became famous.