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Poetry Vs. Hip-Hop 

When: Fri., July 15, 9 p.m. 2016
Price: $10-$15

Friday, July 15

Poetry vs. Hip-Hop

Given the histories of these purported rivals, an event like this might seem a bit absurd. Despite initial resistance, most enlightened literary types eventually had to at least acknowledge rap as a form of artistic expression, even if they didn't care much for the composition or the content. The rise of the hip-hop lyricist did much to erode the boundary between the genre and poetry, from a performance perspective but also in the printed word. Still, conflict abounds on levels both macro and micro—debates over the merits of lyricism in contemporary rap music continue to subdivide its massive audience. So even if this event fails to yield a clear consensus winner, it nonetheless suits the tenor of our times. The Queen Sheba and MICXSIC, respectively, lead the poetry and hip-hop teams. —Gary Suarez

THE PINHOOK, DURHAM9 p.m., $10–$15, www.thepinhook.com

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