Today we’re testing both your book nerd AND hip hop knowledge with a quiz inspired by Tiffany D. Jackson’s latest novel Let Me Hear a Rhyme. There is so much to love about this book, but one thing we can’t stop gushing about are the amazing original lyrics written by artist Malik-16. We are obsessed with the way these lyrics helped bring Steph’s epic rap talents to life and we’re basically waiting for “The Architect” to top the charts any day now.
So we want to put you to the test, book nerds—let’s see if you can tell whether these lines are courtesy of Let Me Hear a Rhyme or are from another artist you may have heard of… by the name of Drake. You know, Grammy winner, former star of Degrassi. Drake.
Take the quiz now and then be sure to check out Tiffany’s Let Me Hear a Rhyme playlist before you dive in to this must-read novel.
Drake Song or ‘Let Me Hear a Rhyme’
CAN YOU GUESS WHERE THE LYRICS ARE FROM?
About Let Me Hear a Rhyme
Brooklyn, 1998. Biggie Smalls was right: Things done changed. But that doesn’t mean that Quadir and Jarrell are cool letting their best friend Steph’s music lie forgotten under his bed after he’s murdered—not when his rhymes could turn any Bed Stuy corner into a party.
With the help of Steph’s younger sister Jasmine, they come up with a plan to promote Steph’s music under a new rap name: the Architect. Soon, everyone wants a piece of him. When his demo catches the attention of a hotheaded music label rep, the trio must prove Steph’s talent from beyond the grave.
As the pressure of keeping their secret grows, Quadir, Jarrell, and Jasmine are forced to confront the truth about what happened to Steph. Only, each has something to hide. And with everything riding on Steph’s fame, they need to decide what they stand for or lose all that they’ve worked so hard to hold on to—including each other.