Like Kat, I also do not listen to a lot of rap, sometimes I will listen to the rap that is on a pop radio station, but eh, I can't really say much for the radio. Anyway, I actually knew a lot of the N.W.A songs and found that their lyrics were used in a number of other rap songs and I know that a lot of famous solo rappers came out of the group, such as Dr.Dre, Ice Cube, and Easy-E. But I wasn't listening very closely to their album because its not exactly my cup of tea, although I do like some of their songs, and I was kind of trying to fix my schedule because everything I wanted to take next semester is taken. I digress. Anyway, I too am looking forward to analyzing it more deeply to understand it better.
Bob Dylan on the other hand, is one of my favorite people. I already had Highway 61 Revisited on my itunes, and to my enjoyment, this is the second English class I have had where we get to study his songs. Although this is not my favorite Bobby album, I am excited to discuss him in class.