What's Your Hi-Fi Q?: From Prince to Puff Daddy, 30 Years of Black Music Trivia

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Simon and Schuster, May 21, 2002 - Games - 235 pages
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Do you know your HI-FI Q?


Which TV star wrote the Jackson 5's "Never Can Say Goodbye"?

Which funk icon produced Eddie Murphy's first hit single?

Can you name the first song that Puff Daddy used as a sample?

Which rapper's real name is Reggie Noble?


You don't know? Then this book is for you.


"What's Your HI-FI Q?" is the ultimate quiz book of black music history. Crammed full of questions, lyrics, and lists detailing every black music genre from the funk and soul of the seventies to the rap and R&B of today, "What's Your HI-FI Q?" is guaranteed fun for both the casual listener and the connoisseur. It's a funk-filled voyage down the Soul Train line that will school you, stump you, and send you to your stereo.


Take the quiz and get your score. Know your HI-FI Q.

ALL INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERNIE PANICCIOLI, THE DEAN OF HIP-HOP PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

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THE INTRO xi
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Answers 52
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The Five Best BlueEyed Soul Records 55
RB Goes Pop 60
The Five Best Debut Singles 135
Answers 229
And Your HIFI Q Is At?3 233
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About the author (2002)

Scott Poulson-Bryant was one of the founding editors of the hip-hop magazine VIBE. His writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, The New York Times, The Source, Essence, and Spin magazine. He divides his time between New York and Miami.

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