Go Ahead in the Rain - Notes to a Tribe Called Quest

Author(s): Hanif Abdurraqib

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How does one pay homage to A Tribe Called Quest? The seminal rap group brought jazz into the genre 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. 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. 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, the East Coast-West Coast rivalry that threatened to destroy the genre, and some record labels' s


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  • : 9781911545446
  • : Melville House UK
  • : Melville House UK
  • : August 2019
  • : --- length: - '19.8' width: - '12.8' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : Hanif Abdurraqib
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 782.4216490922
  • : 216
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