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Tupac Shakur looms even larger in death than in life. With his trademark skills of critical thinking and storytelling, Michael Eric Dyson helps us to understand why. He examines Tupac's hold on black youth, assessing the in which the elements of his persona - thug, confused prophet, fatherless child - are both vital and destructive. Both deeply personal and sharply analytic this book offers a wholly original perspective to both thrill the devotee and enlighten the initiate. Reissued to tie in with new documentary: 'Tupac Resurrection'
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"... Piquant and analytical, Dyson's is arguably the best 2pac bio 2 date." -- Mike Tribby, Booklist
"... riffs with speed, eloquence, bawdy humor, and startling truths that have the effect of hitting you like a Mack truck." -- San Francisco Examiner
"...This well-written, intelligent, and energetically investigative work will make a valuable addition to academic libraries." -- Library Journal
"...more than a music bio, the book will draw the attention of socially conscious readers who are interested in how hip-hop affects society." -- From Publishers Weekly
"His insights are deeply rooted in an understanding of history, and our people's place in it, as is abundantly clear in Holler If You Hear Me." -- Mos Def, rap artist
"Michael Eric Dyson's analysis of Pac's life proves to be sensitive, compassionate and above all truthful." -- Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Records
"Such is the genius of Dyson... flows freely from the profound to the profane, from popular culture to classical literature." -- Washington Post
"With Tupac Shakur, black America has its James Dean... Michael Eric Dyson, explains the wisdom of the people who knew, loved, and thought about his lost talent." -- Quincy Jones, composer and producer
Michael Eric Dyson is an ordained Ba ptist minister and Professor of African American S tudies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is th e author of Holler If You Hear Me: Searching for T upac Shakur, I May Not Get There With You: The Tru e Martin Luther King, Jr., Making Malcolm: The Myt h and Meaning of Malcolm X, Between God and Gangst a Rap, and Race Rules: Navigating the Color Line. He lives with his family in Philadelphia, Pennsylv ania.
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