Michael Eric Dyson: JAY-Z: Made In America

In his latest book, Professor Michael Eric Dyson dissects JAY-Z’s lyrical genius. In three parts, Dyson breaks down JAY-Z’s hustling spirit, poetic inventiveness, and political savvy. Dyson also unveils the nuances underneath JAY-Z’s braggadocious rhymes and clever wordplay. As a long time fan of JAY-Z’s lyricism, I was skeptical of this book at first, but I thoroughly enjoyed Dyson’s concise, engaging, and thoughtful examination of JAY-Z’s work.