Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)
It’s rare that a writer makes me literally laugh out loud, but Shea Serrano (above, top left) gets me every time. Dude is mad funny with the pen, straight up. And it’s not like he’s out here trying too hard. It comes off very naturally, and it’s the type of witty comedy related to hip-hop and fatherhood that I as a fellow Rap Dad can appreciate, which is why we reached out to him to be a part of our recent Father’s Day Feature back in June. And his skills aren’t limited to just writing. He did the illustrations for Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book, and he’s cooked up other brilliant stuff online like the Drake-ing Bad Tumblr and the Illmatic Influence Infographic.
Basically, Shea’s one of the most entertaining and talented guys around. Whether he’s contributing to Grantland (where he’s now a staff writer) or simply tweeting out daily musings, it’s always a must read. So we asked Shea to return to NahRight and share what he’s been listening to lately for this week’s Heavy Rotation feature, completing a very strong trifecta of rap writers dropping gems on the column (big ups to Jeff Weiss and David Drake). Check out Shea’s selections below.