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Acclaimed for his writing on Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as his passionate defense of black youth culture, Michael Eric Dyson is known as the "hip-hop intellectual." With his Blackboard best seller Holler If You Hear Me, Dyson has reached his widest audience to date, bringing to life the hopes and dreams of slain hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur. Viewed by many as a "black James Dean," Tupac has attained cult status since his death six years ago, partly due to the posthumous release of several ...

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Overview

Acclaimed for his writing on Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as his passionate defense of black youth culture, Michael Eric Dyson is known as the "hip-hop intellectual." With his Blackboard best seller Holler If You Hear Me, Dyson has reached his widest audience to date, bringing to life the hopes and dreams of slain hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur. Viewed by many as a "black James Dean," Tupac has attained cult status since his death six years ago, partly due to the posthumous release of several albums, three movies, and a collection of poetry. But Tupac lives on primarily because of the devotion of his loyal followers. Dyson helps us to understand why a twenty-five-year-old rapper, activist, poet, actor, and alleged sex offender looms even larger in death than he did in life. With his trademark skills of critical thinking and storytelling, Dyson examines the significance of Tupac Shakur for black youth, assessing the ways in which different elements of Shakur's persona-thug, confused prophet, fatherless child-are both vital and destructive. Deeply personal and sharply analytical at the same time, Dyson's book offers a wholly original way of looking at Tupac Shakur that will thrill those who already love the artist and enlighten those who want to understand him.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780465017560
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 12/17/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Eric Dyson, named by Ebony as one of the hundred most influential black Americans, is the author of sixteen books, including Holler if You Hear Me, Is Bill Cosby Right? and I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr. He is currently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Preface: "I Always Wanted to Make a Book Out of My Life" In Search of Tupae 1
Childhood Chains, Adolescent Aspirations
1 "Dear Mama" Motherhood and a Hood's Mother 21
2 "The Son of a Panther" A Postrevolutionary Childhood 47
3 "No Malcolm X in My History Text" School, Learning, and Tupac's Books 69
Portraits of an Artist
4 "Give Me a Paper and a Pen" Tupac's Place in Hip-Hop 105
5 "For All the Real Niggas Out There" Authenticity Blues 141
Bodies and Beliefs
6 "Do We Hate Our Women?" Female Per Versions 175
7 "But Do the Lord Care?" God, Suffering, Compassion, and Death in the Ghetto 201
8 "I Got Your Name Tatted on My Arm" Reading the Black Body 231
Epilogue: "How Long Will They Mourn Me?" Posthumous Presences of a Ghetto Saint 247
Notes 269
Bibliography 272
Index 286
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    this is the best book in the entire world i dont care ehat anyon

    this is the best book in the entire world i dont care ehat anyone says .... i love Tupac

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  • Posted January 1, 2009

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    Tupac (Not) Revealed

    This book was somewhat of a disappointment. I had high hopes for a book about a great subject written by a man who's oration skills are legendary. The book did not live up to those expectations. Although littered with facts about Tupac's life, it was disjointed and disorganized. And that intensity that so characterizes Dr. Dyson's speeches and debates was noticably absent from this book. That being said the book nevertheless is a worthwhile read so long as you don't expect anything too impressive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2006

    tupac world die if he read this book.

    this book offered alot of insite into the life of tupac but alot of it was allready known. the author was very noble in writing this book and i loved the passion in this book. the author did a great job and he deserves an award for his work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2005

    Gr8 Book

    this book was good. it gave lots of good info on tupac's life and all that good stuff. it is obvious that Dyson researched alot 2 write this book and make it as good as it was. Pac i know ur still alive and i will alwayz luv ur music 4ever. peace!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2003

    Great for everyone to read

    ¿Holler If You Hear Me,¿ by Michael Eric Dyson, is a very well-researched book. Tupac Shakur is known most know for his ¿thug-like¿ appearance. This book shows many different aspects of Tupac¿s life, in both good and bad ways, which readers don¿t hear too often. Tupacs mother, Afeni Shakur, was a Black Panther. This was a group that fought for the rights of blacks and Indians. Black Nationalism was always in his head as both a promise and a judgement. As he grew he did a lot like his mother, fighting for their rights, and just standing up for what he believes. As soon as he started to make money and fame is when his appearance came to ¿thug-life.¿ He realized that he could say pretty much anything he would like, and it would be all right. Tupac was raised way different than many people. That means that more than likely he also has many different morals as well. This is a great book for everyone to read. It will amaze those who already love Tupac. For those who don¿t know much about Tupac, or who seek to know more, this book will enlighten them. This is a great way to understand him and all he had done in his time.

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