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09/08/2010 05:58 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Big Boi, Jay-Z, Faulkner, McInerney: Rappers' 20th Century Literary Counterparts

The work of hip-hop artists might be collected on mixtapes instead of in weighty tomes, but in both games, lyrical dexterity and a nimble wit are key. To put this all in perspective, we've determined the 20th century literary doppelgangers of 10 top rappers.

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