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The Resource Go ahead in the rain : notes to A Tribe Called Quest, Hanif Abdurraqib

Go ahead in the rain : notes to A Tribe Called Quest, Hanif Abdurraqib

Label
Go ahead in the rain : notes to A Tribe Called Quest
Title
Go ahead in the rain
Title remainder
notes to A Tribe Called Quest
Statement of responsibility
Hanif Abdurraqib
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How does one pay homage to A Tribe Called Quest? The seminal rap group brought jazz into the genre, resurrecting timeless rhythms to create masterpieces such as The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders. Seventeen years after their last album, they resurrected themselves with an intense, socially conscious record, We Got It from Here . . . Thank You 4 Your Service, which arrived when fans needed it most, in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib digs into the group's history and draws from his own experience to reflect on how its distinctive sound resonated among fans like himself. The result is as ambitious and genre bending as the rap group itself. Abdurraqib traces the Tribe's creative career, from their early days as part of the Afrocentric rap collective known as the Native Tongues, through their first three classic albums, to their eventual breakup and long hiatus. Their work is placed in the context of the broader rap landscape of the 1990s, one upended by sampling laws that forced a reinvention in production methods, the East Coast/West Coast rivalry that threatened to destroy the genre, and some record labels' shift from focusing on groups to individual MCs. Throughout the narrative Abdurraqib connects the music and cultural history to their street-level impact. Whether he's remembering The Source magazine cover announcing the Tribe's 1998 breakup or writing personal letters to the group after bandmate Phife Dawg's death, Abdurraqib seeks the deeper truths of A Tribe Called Quest; truths that, like the low end, the bass, are not simply heard in the head, but felt in the chest
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Summary
How does one pay homage to A Tribe Called Quest? The seminal rap group brought jazz into the genre, resurrecting timeless rhythms to create masterpieces such as The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders. Poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib digs into the group’s history and draws from his own experience to reflect on how its distinctive sound resonated among fans like himself. The result is as ambitious and genre-bending as the rap group itself
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2019.
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10762968
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willis-Abdurraqib, Hanif
Dewey number
782.421649092/2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
American music series
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  • Tribe Called Quest (Musical group)
  • Tribe Called Quest (Musical group)
  • Rap musicians
  • Rap musicians
  • United States
  • MUSIC / History & Criticism
Target audience
adult
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notes to A Tribe Called Quest
Label
Go ahead in the rain : notes to A Tribe Called Quest, Hanif Abdurraqib
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The pulse of rhythm -- Once upon a time in Queens -- Push it along -- The low end -- Award tour -- 1nce again -- The source cover -- Lament -- Documentary -- Family business -- Common ground -- Thank you 4 your service
Control code
on1045724245
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9781477316481
Lccn
2018031799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045724245
Label
Go ahead in the rain : notes to A Tribe Called Quest, Hanif Abdurraqib
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The pulse of rhythm -- Once upon a time in Queens -- Push it along -- The low end -- Award tour -- 1nce again -- The source cover -- Lament -- Documentary -- Family business -- Common ground -- Thank you 4 your service
Control code
on1045724245
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9781477316481
Lccn
2018031799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045724245

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