Author(s): Taylor Shawn
One of the finest hip-hop albums ever made, A Tribe Called Quest's debut record took the idea of the boasting hip-hop male and turned it on its head. This book explores the album's creation as well as the impact it had on the author at that time - a 17-year-old high-school geek who was into hip-hop, punk, skateboarding, and Dungeons & Dragons.
Shawn Taylor is the author of the book Big Black Penis: Misadventures in Race and Masculinity. He conducts lectures on cultural issues at high schools and colleges up and down the West Coast, and he lives in California.