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Remembering Fred the Godson, the Pioneer of Punchlines

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A popular rhetorical technique in rap is to pause and admire one's own work mid-verse. This flourish often seems needlessly indulgent, a way to underline a metaphor that the listener probably understood the first time. When Fred the Godson did it, it actually…
Remembering Fred the Godson, the Pioneer of Punchlines

A popular rhetorical technique in rap is to pause and admire one’s own work mid-verse. This flourish often seems needlessly indulgent, a way to underline a metaphor that the listener probably understood the first time. When Fred the Godson did it, it actually…
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