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Othello Behind Bars

In this Aug. 27, 2013, photo, rapper GQ, aka Gregory Qaiyum, performs during a hip hop adaptation of William Shakespeare's Othello, titled "Othello: The Remix" at the Cook County Jail in Chicago. "Shakespeare was a master storyteller who used musical language and poetry," GQ says, and the same is true of the best rappers. "So at the very basic level they're doing the exact same thing. ... You're using poetic devices like alliteration and repetition and onomatopoeia. ... They're very similar art forms despite how different they tend to be judged." (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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