1. "To destroy the beauty from which one came." (00:00:56)
2. “Maybe it's hatred I spew; maybe it's food for the spirit” (00:01:19)
3. “Men would rather use their broken weapons than their bare hands” (00:01:50)
4. “I was not born under a rhyming planet” (00:02:16)
5. “The most benevolent king communicates through your dreams” (00:02:40)
6. “Socrates' philosophies and hypotheses can't define” (00:03:14)
7. What does Akala claim hip hop and Shakespeare share? (00:04:27)
8. Sonnet 18
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
What do you think Sonnet 18 is about? (00:05:14)
9. Why does Akala ask the audience to put their hands on their hearts? What does this have to do with hip hop or Shakespeare? (00:07:43)
10. Akala says that over ___% of Shakespear's audience could not read or write. (00:09:47)
11. According to Akala, why don't some people believe that William Shakespeare wrote the plays for which he's given credit? (00:10:23)
12. What is the definition of hip hop? (00:10:59)
13. Which hip hop artist does Akala say was most influential to him? (00:13:33)
14. Name 3 plays he mentions in his rap. (00:18:41)
15. Akala says that the point of this presentation and work is all about who becomes the "custodians of knowledge." What does he mean by this? (00:20:17)
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