Chilling w/ my nephews… Was sitting with my nephews and they brought me this book as they were in that show and tell mode kids get in. They showed me this book which is basically framed to explain to people outside of Hip-Hop culture what lyrics to songs mean. I laughed reading a technical definition of what “Parking lot on smash” means. The book sort of incorrectly says that due to so many people on the concrete in a parking lot the phrase is expressing that the ground is being smashed… (Mona Lisa smirk…) But it was real cool to watch my two young nephews be able to read a book written for adults and see that they have knowledge of a form of linguistics that many people have to study to understand. It makes them aware of an inherent knowledge they have rooted directly in their culture. Some people (even me a little) would dis a book like this but I say #Good Idea 

Chilling w/ my nephews…


Was sitting with my nephews and they brought me this book as they were in that show and tell mode kids get in. They showed me this book which is basically framed to explain to people outside of Hip-Hop culture what lyrics to songs mean. I laughed reading a technical definition of what “Parking lot on smash” means. The book sort of incorrectly says that due to so many people on the concrete in a parking lot the phrase is expressing that the ground is being smashed… (Mona Lisa smirk…)
But it was real cool to watch my two young nephews be able to read a book written for adults and see that they have knowledge of a form of linguistics that many people have to study to understand. It makes them aware of an inherent knowledge they have rooted directly in their culture. Some people (even me a little) would dis a book like this but I say #Good Idea