Holler If You Hear Me

Holler If You Hear Me

Searching for Tupac Shakur

Book - 2001
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Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, c2001
ISBN: 9780465017553
046501755X
Branch Call Number: 784.092 SH15D
Characteristics: 292 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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Do you want to learn more about Tupac than just his poetry or music? Then read this title and see how his opinions and actions affected the world. Not for the casual fan this is a thoughtful analysis.


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TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 04, 2016

I expected a biography on Shakur's life, but Dyson walks this line between a Shakur bio and an academic exploration of all things rap. Many of the chapters feel more like essays on various topics with tidbits about Shakur sprinkled throughout. There are chapters on race in rap, misogyny in rap, tattoos, religion, revolution, et cetera. This structure left much to be desired, but the facts about Shakur are still there, and Dyson's unearthing and relaying of these facts is what makes this book worth the time.

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