Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Buppies, B-boys, Baps, And Bohos: Notes On Post-soul Black Culture” as Want to Read:
Buppies, B-boys, Baps, And Bohos: Notes On Post-soul Black Culture
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  71 ratings  ·  5 reviews
"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)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Buppies, B-boys, Baps, And Bohos, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Buppies, B-boys, Baps, And Bohos

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 149)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Michael Borshuk
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
Ronald Wilcox
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
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.
Former R&B Editor is the author of several novels and nonfiction works on African American experiences.
Sep 26, 2007 Tambay added it
Ho hum articles from Nelson George.
Rujeko marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2015
Bridgette marked it as to-read
Jul 17, 2015
Rachel H
Rachel H marked it as to-read
Oct 26, 2015
Asuna marked it as to-read
Jun 19, 2015
Shawna Haughton
Shawna Haughton marked it as to-read
May 24, 2015
Apgrant2 marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2015
Roger Mckenzie
Roger Mckenzie marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2015
David marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2015
James marked it as to-read
Jan 22, 2015
Bradley Dixon
Bradley Dixon marked it as to-read
Feb 02, 2015
Richard He
Richard He marked it as to-read
Dec 08, 2014
Anne marked it as to-read
Sep 13, 2014
Kman00 marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2014
Wendy Beth-YO
Wendy Beth-YO marked it as to-read
Mar 29, 2014
Ali marked it as to-read
Feb 26, 2014
B.J. marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
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.
More about Nelson George...

Share This Book