Buppies, B-boys, Baps & Bohos: Notes on Post-soul Black Culture

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Da Capo Press, 2001 - Art - 364 pages
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In this new and expanded edition of Nelson George's classic cultural study, contemporary black culture is chronicled through essays on music, film, sports, publishing, politics, and city life, both uptown and down. Buppies enters nearly every arena of the black urban U.S.A.: roisterous rappers and legendary hoopsters, streetwise hustlers and influential filmmakers, unsung musicians and drug dealers at work. In an edition updated with a new introduction as well as new essays, Nelson George's vibrant work clearly remains the definitive take on contemporary African American culture.

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Nelson George is the author of fourteen books of fiction and non-fiction, including The Death of Rhythm and Blues and Hip-Hop America, both nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He wrote about hip-hop for Billboard and The Village Voice in the 1970s and '80s. He lives in Brooklyn.

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