Rap Grammar Tips: Mac Lethal Speeds By Strunk & White
Posted By Emily Warn on June 3, 2012
The link between rap and poetry has been made in abundance; the link between rap and grammar, not so much.
But that was before Mac Lethal, a Kansas City rapper, mounted his jihad against illiterate idiots who say “Your a ho” when they really mean “You’re a ho.”
Aided by handy typewritten cue cards bearing the words YOUR and YOU’RE, Mac Lethal delivers a rapid-fire rap to the tune of Somebody I Used to Know, taking aim at Internet trolls who sound off in Web forums but can’t tell a possessive from a contraction.
He offers up a handy mnemonic for how to keep the two straight: “Look, this one belongs to you / and this one is something that you are, it’s true.”
What I’d like him to address next is the misuse of “Whose my baby?” for “Who’s my baby?”
A free Tupac download if Mr. Lethal also addresses “Howz it my baby?”
Warning: grammatically correct bad language.