Explore famous Shakespearean sonnets using music genres such as hip-hop! Students will be exposed to a TedTalk by the rapper/scholar Akala, and will also hear a great Rufus Wainwright interpretation. They will read Shakespeare sonnets in their original and paraphrased format, and will work together to answer multiple choice and short response questions about these texts. Lesson plan, question packet, and answer key included. Must have access to YouTube.