Rap is performance, certainly—but it's also a literary art form. Some artists have notebooks upon notebooks of written rhymes, while others have libraries stores away in their heads. Oftentimes, MCs take things a step further, and actually pen books—from memoirs to self-help manuals. To celebrate National Read Across America Day today, we look at some of these notable releases.
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