Often referred as ‘black man’s rage’ Holler while semi-autographical demonstrates that despite serious mistakes during one’s youth, opportunities to improve their situation is not possible. McCall went on to become a newspaper, best selling author and a professor at one of the leading universities in the US.
While The Rose That Grew From Concrete, by the late rapper Tupac Shakur a book of poetry shows the soulful, sensitive side of the rap icon. Boys typically stay away from poetry because of its seeming unmanliness. Shakur shows young men that they can be both sensitive and tough at the same time.
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