11/05/2010 02:07 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Book Critic Listens To Rap For The Frist Time: What Does He Think?

Our question was simple: Once he heard the songs he'd read, would Anderson think differently about them? Would he still think that lyrics are the essence of rap, that the act of rapping is less important? Would he still say the greatest rapper of all time is Big Daddy Kane? Would he still say Lil Wayne's lyrics "never seem to add up" or Wu-Tang "left me cold"?