I hardly ever re-read anything, but I’ve been feeling that I should. A lot of former favourites are fading from my memory. Also, growing up, I read a lot of originally English books in Korean, and I want to read the original. So I decided to re-read the following books.
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Bad Bunny came out with a full-length album “X 100pre” on Christmas Eve last year. I used to not be a huge fan of Bad Bunny. He was alright, but he didn’t do much for me, until now, at least. That made me all the more impressed with this new album. Bad Bunny has been the rising star for a while, but this album truly solidified his status as the leader of Latin trap.
1. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill.Harper Collins
But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral…for all the wrong reasons.
Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn’t just want to make it—she hasto. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.
Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t always free.