Houston legend, and half of rap duo UGK (R.I.P. Pimp C), rapper Bun B has teamed up with Shea Serrano to put out this educational and hilarious 48-page rap activity book. Here’s what they had to say about this deliciously cultural, whimsical, and much-needed project:
“Kids shouldn’t listen to rap music and definitely shouldn’t listen to the rappers that we (include). There was, however, a conscious effort made to keep the book, unlike the Tumblr, which occasionally incorporates some raunchier themes, completely clean — there is no cursing or middle fingers — so that it is not inappropriate for children. If it lands in a kid’s lap, then cool; he’s going to like it, but we’re kind of making this for rap fans.”
This masterpiece features likenesses and interesting tid-bits of all the big names in hip-hop in the form of color-by-the-numbers, connect-the-dots, rap mad libs, etc. Activities range from drawing in Drake’s eyebrows to creating the title of the next Plies hit.
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And while we’re on the topic of excellent parenting, treat your hip-hop young’ns to some of the smoothest hip-hop instrumentals in lullaby form. Just the perfect balance of soothing dopeness and recognizable classics. Perfect to listen to while studying or coloring a rap coloring book. You gotta listen, it’s just too cute.
Once Upon a Rhyme: Lullaby Renditions of Hip-hop Classics