"Language Arts Unit: A Rap Textbook" is an exploration of rap as theory and praxis, race as form and content, music as social mobilizer and opiate. In a winding, discursive prefatory note Rhys Langston (Podell) utilizes a biting, absurdist humor to seriously appraise the power of words, music, and all manner of extra-lingual connotations in the age of rapid-transit information technologies. As the written half of a multimedia project, what follows are the lyrics from his long play album, written as poems with the clever enjambment of his characteristically idiosyncratic wordplay.
[includes a URL to download full album]
Length: 104 pages
Publisher: Black Market Poetry
Size: 6"x 9"
Language Arts Unit – Language Arts Unit (Cassette Tape)
the T.C. Wash Suite – T.C. Wash / Master Fader (Double EP Cassette)
Aggressively Ethnically Ambiguous – Aggressively Ethnically Ambiguous Digipak CD
Full Frontal Incumbent, an Incongruous Mixtape – Full Frontal Incumbent CD with Lyric Booklet
Lyric Scroll and Box of Poems from The Estate
iambs in blue (draft 2) – "Rare-form" iambs in blue CDs
Full Frontal Incumbent Graphic Tee
"Rhys Langston Essentials" limited edition Flash Drives
The Chocolate Davis Sessions Volume 1 – The Chocolate Davis Sessions Volume I (limited edition eco-jacket CDs)