Nelson George


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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. He recently co-edited, with Alan Leeds, 'The James Brown Reader (Plume)', a collection of previously published articles about the Godfather of Soul that date as far back the late '50s. Plume published the book in May '08.

He is an executive producer on two returning cable shows: the third season of BET's American Gangster and the fifth airing of VH1
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Hip Hop America

3.76 avg rating — 560 ratings — published 1998 — 11 editions
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The Death of Rhythm and Blues

4.06 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 1988 — 9 editions
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Where Did Our Love Go? The ...

3.91 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 1986 — 6 editions
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The Hippest Trip in America...

3.48 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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The Plot Against Hip Hop

3.12 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Buppies, B-boys, Baps, And ...

3.68 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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City Kid: A Writer's Memoir...

3.61 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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One Woman Short

3.22 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2000 — 9 editions
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The Lost Treasures of R&B

3.53 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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Thriller: The Musical Life ...

3.87 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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