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Monie Love turns a phrase and catches a beat

Steven Daly, Spin, January 1991

SCHOOL'S IN. Listen up as Monie Love explains what it takes to be a good rapper: "You need a good perception of the English language, good diction, good pronunciation. And a good knowledge of vocabulary is important, too; otherwise you run out of words to say and end up using the same words in every song. Some people get lazy — the same people who never used to pay attention in English class."

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