Hip Hop Heaney
April 19, 2004 10:16 AM   Subscribe

Seamus Heaney's Top Hip Hop Picks. Sort of. (You know: Seamus Heaney.)
posted by Shane (9 comments total)
“He has journeyed deep into the valleys of language, searching for a more organic phoneticism. For this, all poets owe him a blessing.”

Maybe this will get O'Reilly off his back.
posted by eastlakestandard at 10:51 AM on April 19, 2004

Oh me lucky charms! The warm scent of a Guinness filtered through a webpage like the bright warmth of cow urine fixing dye in homespun wool.

This little leprechaun will give McSweenies a run fer their money.
posted by gesamtkunstwerk at 10:55 AM on April 19, 2004

Wow. He's missing out --- the roots, de la soul, blackalicious, mos def, talib kweli, common (just to name a few). I guess he is mostly into the top 40 hip hop.
posted by technohoff at 10:56 AM on April 19, 2004

I wonder if this is inspired by the English critic who declared that Eminem had "sent an electric charge through this generation" or somesuch.
posted by inksyndicate at 11:00 AM on April 19, 2004

Reminds me of this comedian I once saw who did a riff on Tennessee Williams as a NBA announcer:

"Here we have Larry Bird. An ironic moniker indeed since he is the least avian of the contestants....coming up the lane it's Charles Barkley, his buttocks taut and jagged like a coral reef off the coast of Hawaii..."
posted by jonmc at 11:27 AM on April 19, 2004

philip levine, especially M. Degas Teaches ...

sorry, i missed out on that american poetry thread back in december ...
posted by mrgrimm at 11:31 AM on April 19, 2004

technohoff, this is a parody. Though Heaney did say he liked Eminem.
posted by Tlogmer at 2:57 PM on April 19, 2004

This is hilarious. Well spotted, sir!
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 3:48 PM on April 19, 2004

Oh, had only I seen this before his reading last night.
posted by thecaddy at 12:25 AM on April 21, 2004

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