Holler If You Hear Me by Michael Eric Dyson
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With a new preface by the author. Ten years after his murder, Tupac Shakur is even more loved, contested, and celebrated than he was in life. His posthumously released albums, poetry, and motion pictures have catapulted him into the upper echelon of American cultural icons. In Holler If You Hear Me, “hip-hop intellectual” Michael Eric Dyson, acclaimed author of the bestselling Is Bill Cosby Right?, offers a wholly original way of looking at Tupac that will thrill those who already love the artist and enlighten those who want to understand him.

About Michael Eric Dyson

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Michael Eric Dyson" is an ordained Baptist minister and Ida B. Wells Barnett University Professor at DePaul University. He is the author of "Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X, Between God and Gangsta Rap, " and "Race Rules: Navigating the Color Line." He lives with his family in Chicago.
Published September 5, 2006 by Basic Civitas Books. 306 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, History, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Noted African-American scholar and Baptist minister Dyson (I May Not Get There With You, 2000, etc.), in keeping with the current reappraisal of hip-hop and rap, offers provocative insights into the life and milieu of the artist he calls a “ghetto saint.” In a lengthy preface, Dyson details how h...

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A poor, urban, high school dropout and book-devouring autodidact who'd quote Shakespeare in conversation, Shakur would also sing along to Sarah McLachlan. Dyson (I May N

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Immune to the hollow generalizations that Dyson so dearly loves, she cuts through all the mystification and goes straight to the root of Tupac's self-destruction: his addiction to alcohol and marijuana.

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