Hip Hop Literature

Does your child struggle with their school reading? Can’t seem to slog through Shakespeare or “Lord of the Flies” ? (Do they even still teach that book?) Well, perhaps this may be what they need…

A Toronto area hip-hop artist is recording classic literature in song format, beginning with Nathaniel Hawthorne’s famous work, The Scarlet Letter. This text has seen a number of modern takes, including the hip new high school flick, Easy A.

Hip Hop artist, MC Abdominal, puts the classic text into song and you can find more about it here, as well including a brief interview with the artist himself. There are plans to put out a “whole slew of songs” from literary texts in the near future. This might be just the thing to get your child interested in reading again!