Book Reviews

  • Meyer, L. (2019, February 5). In “Go Ahead In The Rain,” The Love For A Tribe Called Quest Is Infectious. NPR. [Article]
  • Nawotka, E. (2019, January 14). Looking at Our Cultural Moment with Hanif Abdurraqib. Publishers Weekly, 266(2), 8A. [Article][
  • Petridis, A. (2019, April 10). Go Ahead in the Rain by Hanif Abdurraquib review – a fanatical tribute to A Tribe Called Quest. The Guardian. [Article]
  • Szalai, J. (2019, January 30). An Intensely Personal Tribute to A Tribe Called Quest. The New York Times. [Article]

Interviews with Hanif

  • Arjini, N. (2019, February 12). How to Be Critical of the Things You Love | The Nation. The Nation. [Article]
  • Auping, J. (2019, February 26). Hanif Abdurraqib on Loving A Tribe Called Quest. Longreads. [Article]
  • Nawaz, A. (2019, July 2). A memoir of musical reverence to A Tribe Called Quest. PBS NewsHour. [Article]

Resources on A Tribe Called Quest

  • Beats, rhymes & life : the travels of A Tribe Called Quest / a film by Michael Rapaport. New York, NY : Sony Pictures Classics, 2011. [Library Catalog]
  • Golianopoulos, T. (2008). The Spin interview: Q-Tip. Spin, 24(8), 86–92. [MyLMU Login]
  • Horovitz, M. (2000). Midnight marauder. Spin, 16(2), 70–71. [MyLMU Login]
  • Jones, I. M. (2005). A Tribe Called Quest: Still Influential. Billboard, 117(32), 28. [MyLMU Login]
  • Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor. (2016). Billboard, 128(9), 14. [MyLMU Login]
  • Nelson, H. (1996). Tribe Called Quest is back with the `Beats’. Billboard, 108(31), 8. [MyLMU Login]
  • Taylor, S. (2007). People’s instinctive travels and the paths of rhythm. Continuum. [Library Catalog]

Resources on Hip-Hop (generally)

  • Bogdanov, Vladimir. All Music Guide to Hip-Hop : The Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip-Hop. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2003. [Library Catalog]
  • Bradley, Adam. Book of Rhymes : The Poetics of Hip Hop. New York: Basic Civitas, 2009. [Library Catalog]
  • Chang, J. (2005). Can’t stop, won’t stop: A history of the hip-hop generation (1st ed). St. Martin’s Press. [Library Catalog]
  • Charnas, D. (2010). The big payback: The history of the business of hip-hop. New American Library. [Library Catalog]
  • Dyson, M. E. (1996). Between God and gangsta rap: Bearing witness to black culture. Oxford University Press. [Library Catalog]
  • Ewoodzie, J. C. (2018). Break beats in the Bronx: Rediscovering hip-hop’s early years. [Library Catalog]
  • Gray, J. (2016). Hip-hop studies: An international bibliography and resource guide. African Diaspora Press. [Library Catalog]
  • Perchard, T. (2011). Hip hop samples jazz: Dynamics of cultural memory and musical tradition in the African American 1990s. American Music, 29(3), 277–306.[MyLMU Login]
  • Potter, R. A. (1995). Spectacular vernaculars: Hip-hop and the politics of postmodernism. State University of New York Press. [Library Catalog]
  • Rabaka, R. (2011). Hip hop’s inheritance: From the Harlem renaissance to the hip hop feminist movement. Lexington Books. [Library Catalog]
  • Rabaka, R. (2013). The hip hop movement: From R&B and the civil rights movement to rap and the hip hop generation. Lexington Books. [Library Catalog]
  • Rose, Tricia. Black Noise : Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1994. [Library Catalog]
  • Sciullo, N. J. (2019). Communicating hip-hop: How hip-hop culture shapes popular culture. Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC. [Library Catalog]
  • Serrano, S., Torres, A., & Ice-T. (2015). The rap year book: The most important rap song from every year since 1979, discussed, debated, and deconstructed. Abrams Image. [Library Catalog]
  • Sewell, A. (2014). How copyright affected the musical style and critical reception of sample-based hip-hop. Journal of Popular Music Studies, 26(2–3), 295–320. [MyLMU Login]
  • Tobak, V. (2018). Contact high: A visual history of hip-hop. Clarkson Potter/Publishers. [Library Catalog]
  • Williams, J. (2010). The Construction of Jazz Rap as High Art in Hip-Hop Music. The Journal of Musicology, 27(4), 435. [MyLMU Login]
  • Williams, J. A. (Ed.). (2015). The Cambridge companion to hip-hop. Cambridge University Press. [Library Catalog]
  • Williams, J. A. (2013). Rhymin’ and stealin’: Musical borrowing in hip-hop. University of Michigan Press. [Library Catalog]