Straight Outta Stratford

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Whom do we have to thank for the line “I’ll teach you how to flow”? LL Cool J? Method Man? Actually, it’s Antonio, Prospero’s villainous brother in The Tempest.

HTMLGiant collects this and other Shakespeare quotes that sound like 1990s hip-hop lyrics.

Hey, rhymes are rhymes, no matter who’s spitting them.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →