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Buppies, B-boys, Baps, And Bohos : Notes On Post-soul Black Culture - Nelson George

Buppies, B-boys, Baps, And Bohos

Notes On Post-soul Black Culture

Paperback Published: 1st August 2001
ISBN: 9780306810275
Number Of Pages: 384

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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.

"Thoughtful and witty...As a critic, Mr. George is an intelligent, informed insider; as a storyteller he presents fascinating characters." - New York Times Book Review "A pure joy to read." - Seattle Times"

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction to the New Editionp. xv
Introductionp. 1
A Chronicle of Post-Soul Black Culturep. 9
B-Boys
Rapping Deejays (1980)p. 43
Rappin' with Russell: Eddie Murphying the Flak-Catchers (1985)p. 46
CPT Time (1990)p. 58
Take Back the Mike (1991)p. 61
Michael Bivins: Boy to Man (1991)p. 63
Scarface (1992)p. 66
Cool vs. Chilly (1992)p. 69
The New Street Art (1981)p. 73
World Culture (1981)p. 74
Grandmaster Flash: Flash Is Bad (1987)p. 75
Rakim and Eric B.: Hyper as a Heart Attack (1987)p. 77
Nationwide: America Raps Back (1988)p. 80
Bobby Brown: Bad Boy Makes Good (1988)p. 84
Kool Moe Dee and L.L. Cool J: I Versus I (1989)p. 86
Goin' Off in Cali (1989)p. 89
Rap's 10th Birthday (1989)p. 92
Ghettocentricity (1991)p. 95
Pop Life (1990)p. 97
Media Impressions
Critical Condition (1991)p. 103
Up from Integration (1991)p. 105
Forty Acres and an Empire: Spike Lee Plants the New Motown in Brooklyn (1990)p. 109
Tracy Chapman: Today's Black Woman (1988)p. 112
The Ebony Agenda (1989)p. 115
Superfly (1990)p. 118
Beige Is Fine (1989)p. 121
Gangsta Attitude (1990)p. 123
Shady Dealin' (1990)p. 126
Boy Talk (1989)p. 129
Old Glory (1990)p. 131
Native Daughters (1989)p. 133
August (1990)p. 135
Get on Up (1991)p. 138
Sweet Funny Robin (1990)p. 141
Women of Color (1990)p. 143
Owner's Manual (1990)p. 146
Video Blaculinity (1990)p. 149
Box Office Riot (1991)p. 152
Niggas With Attitude (1992)p. 156
Soul Culture: Trad and Retro-Nuevo
Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Unsung Session Men of Hitsville's Golden Era (1983)p. 165
Whose Time Was It? (1990)p. 175
Two Detroit Sisters (1991)p. 179
Berry's Ass (1990)p. 182
Babyface: LaFacing the Future (1989)p. 185
Lisa Stansfield: Britain in Effect (1990)p. 187
Rick James's Ghetto Life (1981)p. 190
Frankie Beverly Stays Home (1981)p. 192
Too Much Luther Vandross (1982)p. 194
Till the Day They Die (1984)p. 197
Lionel Richie: Truly Still Easy (1983)p. 200
The Best of Gil Scott-Heron (1984)p. 203
Not the Average Kind (1984)p. 205
Chocolate Chips at the Ice Capades (1984)p. 207
Marvin Gaye Obituary (1984)p. 212
Family Ties: Bobby Womack, Linda Womack, and Cecil Womack (1985)p. 218
The Time Has Come: Jimmy "Jam" Harris/Terry Lewis (1986)p. 221
Anita Baker: A Quiet Storm (1986)p. 223
Bobby "Blue" Bland: Storm Warnings (1987)p. 226
To Be a Black Man
Why Did Edmund Perry Die? (1985)p. 231
Blacklash (1991)p. 240
The Magic Touch (1991)p. 243
Semiconsciousness (1990)p. 246
Hands On (1989)p. 248
Race Loyalty (1991)p. 251
Dinkins's World, Sharpton's People (1989)p. 254
Dare to Be Black (1989)p. 257
B-Boy Boojie Backcourt Man: Mark "Action" Jackson Stirs the Knicks (1988)p. 260
To Be a Black Man (1991)p. 264
Big City of Dreams
Middle-Class Heaven (1989)p. 269
Fort to the Future (1990)p. 272
Garbage Time (1991)p. 275
Gusto (1991)p. 277
This Christmas (1991)p. 280
Dining on Dave (1991)p. 282
Mother's Day (1991)p. 285
Marilyn (1989)p. 287
Byron (1989)p. 290
New Lots Avenue (1990)p. 292
Sisters Who Sing (1991)p. 294
Last Exit from Brooklyn (1990)p. 297
Overnightmares (1990)p. 299
Afro Ed (1991)p. 301
The Brownsville Bomber (1986)p. 304
Summertime Blues (1991)p. 314
White Lines That Bind: Two Generations in the Cocaine Trade (1985)p. 316
Point Man in the Swampland: Dwayne Washington and the Death of Schoolyard Basketball (1987)p. 322
Brooklyn Bound (1990)p. 325
Masters of Their Own Fates
Menaces to Society: Brothers Grim--The Hugheses' Film is Hip Hop Dark (1993)p. 333
Black Books, Black Souls: The Literary Chitlin' Circuit from McMillan to Asante (1994)p. 336
They Stand Accused: Public Enemy (1994)p. 346
Master of His Own Fate (1996)p. 351
All Eyez on Spre (1999)p. 352
Michael Jordan: The Head and the Heart (1999)p. 357
Photo Creditsp. 365
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ISBN: 9780306810275
ISBN-10: 0306810271
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st August 2001
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised