We are joined again today by actor, Josh Segarra (Arrow, Sirens, Orange is the New Black) to discuss Rap Dad by Juan Vidal. A sort of a coming of age story rooted in becoming a parent in the hip-hop culture, Rap Dad is part memoir and part commentary on society. We talk redefining success in relationship to parenthood, intellectualizing religion, and Rap music as teacher. There isn’t a lot to spoil this week, so listen and enjoy. You can also hear Juan Vidal talk about writing Rap Dad on The Short Stacks Episode 4.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes and on Bookshop.org and Amazon.
- Rap Dad by Juan Vidal
- The Short Stacks 4: Juan Vidal//Rap Dad
- Chance the Rapper
- Andy Mineo
- The Reckonings by Lacy M. Johnson
- “The Ten Crack Commandments” (The Notorious B.I.G., 1997)
- “Brenda’s Got A Baby” (Tupac Shakur, 1991)
- Coloring Book (Chance the Rapper, 2016)
- Shea Serrano
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