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Buppies, B-boys, Baps, And Bohos: Notes On Post-soul Black Culture

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"In this new and expanded edition of this classic collection of essays, Nelson George covers contemporary black culture over the past thirty years in music, film, sports, publishing, fashion, politics, and city life uptown and down. From an obituary for Tupac Shakur, to an investigation into the business of hip hop, to a greeting for Latrell Sprewell and a farewell to Mich ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 12th 2001 by Da Capo Press (first published December 31st 1992)
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Michael Borshuk
Nov 07, 2014 Michael Borshuk rated it liked it
I always enjoy Nelson George, and this volume--which collects pieces he wrote mostly for The Village Voice in the late 80s and early 90s--definitely evokes African American music and American race politics tangibly. The period is an intriguing but forgotten one--that is, that murky historical epoch between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama--and George does a good job of singling out in the moment what were questions of concern regarding the dilution of African American musical culture ami ...more
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Feb 02, 2013 Ronald Wilcox rated it really liked it
Although dated since it was first published in 1993, this is a very good collection of articles or essays by the author, most published the Village Voice in the late 80'a and early 90's. George discusses in great detail the stories behind many of the main black singers and rappers from the time period, some being fascinating reading. I found his most interesting essays though to be about his life in New York rather than the essays about others' lives. For those who want to learn a lot more about ...more
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Former R&B Editor is the author of several novels and nonfiction works on African American experiences.
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Jul 23, 2013 Shila rated it really liked it
Got this book for $1 at a book sale at East Cleveland Public Library. It was well worth the dollar! I definitely got a deal. It is old, but relevant in the life of a poet, writer, researcher, etc.
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Nelson George is an author, filmmaker, television producer, and critic with a long career in analyzing and presenting the diverse elements of African-American culture.

Queen Latifah won the Golden Globe for playing the lead in his directorial debut, the HBO movie 'Life Support'. The critically acclaimed drama looked at the effects of HIV on a troubled black family in his native Brooklyn, New York.
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