‘B*tches in Bookshops’ is a rap song parody based on Jay Z and Kanye West’s iconic song ‘Paris.’ In this cleverly made video by Annabelle Quezada and La Shea Delaney, we see the duo rapping about novels and authors. They reiterate the meaning of books and how much they love to read, which is ironic when one considers what rap songs are traditionally about.
Quezada and Delaney are seen rapping brilliantly about books and reading everywhere from subways, libraries and in bed. Some of their lines include “Read so hard librarians tryna’ fine me-Hey, can’t identify me-Checked in with a pseudonym, so I guess you can say I’m Mark Twaining.”
In one subway scene, Quezada is holding Anais Nin’s novel, Little Birds Erotica. She brilliantly raps, “All these blisters from turning pages. Readin’ so hard i’m seein’ spots. Sudoku just can’t compare nor Angry Birds because my little bird is getting stares.”
B*tches in Bookshops references famous authors and books such as Barthes, Shakespeare, Baudelaire and many more. This slick and insightful book parody is definitely humorous and enjoyable. Let’s see what’s next from this book rapping duo.