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Go Ahead in the Rain
Notes to A Tribe Called Quest
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"The beauty of Go Ahead in the Rain, of its engagement with Tribe Called Quest's jazz-influenced hip-hop, is how Abdurraqib discards well-trodden assumptions about what criticism is: that it must relegate the critic to a position of detached, passionless analysis, or that it must proceed in orderly, logical fashion in order to prove a point. In place of these conventions Abdurraqib presents a work concerned with enmeshment in and with the music, the history that it expresses and alters, and the communities that have given us this music...Go Ahead gives us a glimpse into a criticism that doesn't just subject black music to the conventions of the critical essay. Rather, it allows black music to contort and reinvent those conventions." * National Book Critics Circle * "An encompassing, engrossing look at one influential group's fomentation and legacy." * Bustle * "[Go Ahead in the Rain] manages to be both a vivid history of early hip-hop and an extended elegy for a rap group that defined the author's sensibility." * Guernica * "A must-read for Tribe fans, Go Ahead in the Rain is also a love letter to the music of our youth, and how our relationship with those musicians can become such a vital part of ourselves as we move through life." * Bad Feeling Magazine, "Best of 2019: The best pop culture books" * "Abdurraqib's erudite ode to A Tribe Called Quest walks readers through their unique formation, but also easily freewheels across late 80s and 90s pop and hip hop culture...His depiction of a singular time in America (which he grounds in his own reflections of high school), when technology was changing everything rapidly and music felt less stratified, and his exploration of sample culture before the tightening effects of copyright laws, are particularly precise and just right." * Publishers Weekly, "The Best Books We Read in 2019" * "Abdurraqib identifies with Phife Dawg, and his letter to the late rapper is particularly moving. Go Ahead in the Rain is not comprehensive, but at times it is as moving as the music itself." * Irish Examiner, "Noteworthy music books of the year" * "Go Ahead in the Rain is a sparkling tribute to A Tribe Called Quest...Abdurraqib is an excellent guide through the cultural landscape that made (and unmade) Tribe, effortlessly weaving socio-cultural history, music criticism and personal anecdote in an accessible manner, to remind you if you had forgotten and convince you if you had been unaware of the band's art and impact beyond their Lou Reed-sampling hit 'Can I Kick It'." * Times Literary Supplement * "Booklength criticism masquerading as memoir, an account of growing up as boho youth whose ears and brains get opened, Hanif Abdurraqib's fond exegesis chews over A Tribe Called Quest like even the most meticulous 33 1/3 entry doesn't." * Humanizing the Vacuum, "The best books of 2019" * "With [Go Ahead in the Rain], Abdurraqib creates a lasting work with an ambitious scope. He obscures the line between social commentary, memoir, and biography. Most importantly, Abdurraqib constructs a worthy homage to one of hip-hops most innovative artists." * Labour/Le Travail * "The beauty of Hanif Abdurraqib's trim volume is that it doesn't try to be definitive. Instead, Abdurraqib embraces the subjectivity of his fandom, putting the seminal hip-hop duo into context via his own experiences coming of age along with the genre. There's a lot of critical insight into this first great book about ATCQ, one that hopefully won't be the last but will endure regardless." * The Current, "Best music books of 2019" * "A poetic salute to what Abdurraqib considers to be the greatest rap group of all-time." * Paste Magazine, "2019 Gift Guide for Music Lovers" * "Abdurraqib explores fandom, artistry, love, and pretty much everything else there is, with remarkabl
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A visiting writer in the MFA program at Butler University, Hanif Abdurraqib is an acclaimed poet and cultural critic whose work has appeared in the New York Times, MTV News, and other outlets. A nominee for the Pushcart Prize, he is the author of the highly praised poetry collection The Crown Ain't Worth Much and the essay collection They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, which was included in the Chicago Tribune's 25 Must-Read Books list for fall 2017 and received recognition from reviewers coast-to-coast, including a starred review in Publishers Weekly. He is currently at work on They Don't Dance No Mo', a history of black performance in the United States.
1. The Paths of Rhythm 2. Once Upon a Time in Queens 3. Push It Along 4. The Low End 5. Award Tour 6. 1nce Again 7. The Source Cover 8. Lament 9. Documentary 10. Family Business 11. Common Ground 12. Thank You 4 Your Service Acknowledgments