Audible Audiobook Playas and haters and celebrity cameos fuel a novel that is wickedly entertaining while being frozen in time." --Kirkus Reviews, "George explores funk in his fine fourth novel featuring D Hunter, New York bodyguard and, by virtue of his jobs and interests, music historian." Trap music, human trafficking, malt liquor, and the tyranny of President Trump collide in the fifth installment of Nelson George's D Hunter mystery series. , The Accidental Hunter (A D Hunter Mystery Book 1), ( Most of the novel takes place in the LA neighborhoods of Crenshaw, Koreatown, and Pico-Union--areas where black, Asian, and Latino cultures intersect away from the glamour of Hollywood--and echoes of the 1992 riots play a significant role in D's investigation. --Kirkus Reviews, "This hard-boiled tale is jazzed up with authentic street slang and name-dropping (Biggie, Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne, and Chuck D)...George's tightly packaged mystery pivots on a believable conspiracy...and his street cred shines in his descriptions of Harlem and Brownsville's mean streets." The Hippest Trip in America tells the full story of this pop culture phenomenon that appealed not only to blacks, but to a wide crossover audience as well. shelved 1,462 times Showing 21 distinct works. Something went wrong. --Library Journal, "George is a well-known, respected hip-hop chronicler...Now he adds crime fiction to his resume with a carefully plotted crime novel peopled by believable characters and real-life hip-hop personalities." If you love crime fiction and you love hip hop, this book is a must read." Paperback In a fast-paced narrative,  Nelson George’s book chronicles the rise and fall of “race music” and its transformation into the R&B that eventually dominated the airwaves only to find itself diluted and submerged as crossover music. ). As an author he's written several classic black music histories, including Where Did Our Love Go? Finalist for the 2012 NAACP Image Award in Literature! --BookRiot, "The Plot Against Hip Hop is a quick-moving murder mystery that educates its audience on Hip Hop's pioneer generation along the is a nostalgic look at a magical and manic moment in time." Here are crack, AIDS, and the Reagan rollback of the major advances of the civil rights movement. Read 19 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Former bodyguard D Hunter has moved to Los Angeles to become a talent manager. Nelson George is an award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. George is one of the first writers to document hip hop culture and is the author of several award-winning books on the subject, including Hip Hop America, The Death of Rhythm & Blues, and Russell Simmons' autobiography Life and Def. As an author he's written several classic black music histories, including Where Did Our Love Go? "Ex-bodyguard D Hunter travels from Brooklyn to Los Angeles to investigate the circumstances surrounding his grandfather's murder in the fourth entry in this series by critic and journalist this for its passionate and unresolved argument about the still-beating heart of R&B." Hardcover Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. The Darkest Hearts reflects the challenges of being a black businessperson in an era when the rules of entrepreneurship are constantly shifting beneath an increasingly polarized political environment. "George is an ace at interlacing the real dramas of the world...the book's slim length and flyweight depth could make it an artifact of this particular zeitgeist in American history. Nelson George and Alan Leeds have assembled the first comprehensive collection of writings about the late, great Godfather of Soul, creating a fascinating mosaic of the man and the musician. 34 2 Meanwhile in London, Serene Powers, a vigilante and sometime collaborator with D, breaks up a human trafficking ring. But Nelson George also shows how black performers, athletes, and activists made increasing inroads into the mainstream. As a filmmaker George has directed the HBO film Life Support, and has two documentaries debuting in 2012: Brooklyn Boheme on Showtime and The Announcement: Magic Johnson on ESPN. ), The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style, ( George Nelson. --Publishers Weekly, "We're big fans of music mysteries here at CrimeReads, so I'm psyched for the new Nelson George...A complex mystery that should serve as the perfect quarantine distraction." Error rating book. If this book had been written in the early '90s, it would have been about the insurgent artistry of hip-hop musicians and the social-justice strides the genre was effecting. This fast-paced, chronological retrospective profiles personalities from Bill Cosby to Louis Farrakhan and explores such flashpoints as the first rap single and the infamous Willie Horton ad campaign. But what makes the book such a fascinating read is its simultaneous strict adherence to hip-hop's archetypes and tropes while candidly acknowledging the absurdity of the music's current big-business era. --Kirkus Reviews. 12 Nelson George: free download. The Death of Rhythm and Blues book. 3.86 avg rating — … . The Death of Rhythm and Blues book. : The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound, The Death of Rhythm & Blues and Hip Hop America. --Publishers Weekly, "Critic and journalist George knows the streets and his work has a gritty feel that will hold readers' attention. ). ), The James Brown Reader: Fifty Years of Writing About the Godfather of Soul, ( George's web site is --Time Out Chicago, "Like good hip hop, there is social commentary and a blurring of the lines between great storytelling and all-to-real happenings. ( D soon finds there was more to Big Danny's life than selling loaves of bread. ). On-line books store on Z-Library | B–OK. Why would someone execute a grocery store owner? Because of this discovery, an FBI agent wants to speak to D, which is making Ice nervous. Famous dancers like Rosie Perez and Jody Watley, performers such as Aretha Franklin, Al Green, and Barry White, and Cornelius himself share their memories, offering insights into the show and its time—a period of extraordinary social and political change. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. ), ( One of the foremost chroniclers of the contemporary black experience offers an undeluded perspective on the 1980s. Today, he oversees a sprawling, multimillion-dollar empire of culture-defining businesses in everything from music to fashion, advertising to film, and media to visual art. George has authored 15 non-fiction books, including the bestseller The Michael Jackson Story in 1984, Blackface: Reflections on African-Americans and the Movies in 1994, Elevating the Game: Black Men and basketball in 1992, and Hip Hop America in 1998. sort by. --Spike Lee, filmmaker, "George’s passion for, and encyclopedic knowledge of, hip-hop suffuses every word of this smart, stylish novel. Brilliant prose, vast conspiracy, (at times) borderline trippy narrative. In the process, she makes some new, unlikely allies. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books.

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