Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest

by Hanif Abdurraqib

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477316481
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 02/01/2019
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 29,962
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

A visiting writer in the MFA program at Butler University, Hanif Abdurraqib is an acclaimed poet and cultural critic whose work has appeared in the New York Times, MTV News, and other outlets. A nominee for the Pushcart Prize, he is the author of the highly praised poetry collection The Crown Ain't Worth Much and the essay collection They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, which was included in the Chicago Tribune's 25 Must-Read Books list for fall 2017 and received recognition from reviewers coast-to-coast, including a starred review in Publishers Weekly. He is currently at work on They Don't Dance No Mo', a history of black performance in the United States.

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Paths of Rhythm
  • 2. Once Upon a Time in Queens
  • 3. Push It Along
  • 4. The Low End
  • 5. Award Tour
  • 6. 1nce Again
  • 7. The Source Cover
  • 8. Lament
  • 9. Documentary
  • 10. Family Business
  • 11. Common Ground
  • 12. Thank You 4 Your Service
  • Acknowledgments

What People are Saying About This

Greil Marcus

"If readers first encounter Hanif Abdurraqib's Go Ahead in the Rain as a chronicle of fandom and the development of an aesthetic sensibility, when they come to his bereavement letters—addressing each member of A Tribe Called Quest on the breakup of the group—they will realize something far more compelling is going on. This book is about the struggle of the writer to fully connect with something bigger than himself—ultimately, the world at large, as it will present itself for the rest of his life."

Rembert Browne

"Go Ahead in the Rain reminds anyone fortunate enough to receive its pages that being black in America is to be part of a lineage, that no one person’s story exists in a vacuum, and that, like Hanif with Phife and Ali and Q and Jarobi, connective tissue exists all around us, invisible to the indifferent and brightly illuminated to the curious. "

Samantha Irby

"This book is a gorgeous offering that will bury itself in the overjoyed heart of every kid who came of age in the '90s."

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