Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest

By Hanif Abdurraqib

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest
Added November 25, 2020

The first chronicle of A Tribe Called Quest—the visionary, award-winning group whose jazz-infused records and socially conscious lyrics revolutionized rap in the early 1990s. The seminal rap group brought jazz into the genre, resurrecting timeless rhythms to create masterpieces such as The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders. Seventeen years after their last album, they resurrected themselves with an intense, socially conscious record, We Got It from Here . . . Thank You 4 Your Service, which arrived when fans needed it most, in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib digs into the group’s history and draws from his own experience to reflect on how its distinctive sound resonated among fans like himself. Visit Hanif Abdurraqib's website. Book jacket image and book description courtesy University of Texas Press. Used with permission.The readers' toolkit is in development.

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