Fight the Power: Rap, Race, and Reality (2020)

Fight the Power Rap Race and Reality Like the hard hitting sounds of a Public Enemy jam the words of the band s lead singer Chuck D excite the mind and senses In his first book Chuck D pours out commentary that takes on Hollywood ra
  • Title: Fight the Power: Rap, Race, and Reality
  • Author: Chuck D Yusuf Jah Spike Lee
  • ISBN: 9780385318730
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fight the Power: Rap, Race, and Reality
    Like the hard hitting sounds of a Public Enemy jam, the words of the band s lead singer, Chuck D, excite the mind and senses In his first book, Chuck D pours out commentary that takes on Hollywood, race, the music industry, the murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G drugs, and the three E s education, economics and enforcement Likening the challenge to scaling aLike the hard hitting sounds of a Public Enemy jam, the words of the band s lead singer, Chuck D, excite the mind and senses In his first book, Chuck D pours out commentary that takes on Hollywood, race, the music industry, the murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G drugs, and the three E s education, economics and enforcement Likening the challenge to scaling a slick mountain on roller skates, Chuck D lets no one off the hook, putting celebrities and street kids alike on notice that the future is up for grabsd the only way to be part of it, to be players not victims, is to work together.As an insider s view on Hip Hop culture slides into intimate revelations about his own life, as lyrics from his songs bump shoulders with top ten lists like The Greatest Rappers of All Time, Chuck D has his say with verve and electrifying energy, with anger, love and truth A book that brings light into darkness, Fight the Power speaks for a generation It is a powerful and prophetic message that America, both Black and White, urgently needs to hear.Nightline with Chuck as the featured guest.His rejection of celebrity and his constant community activism have made him a hero For the past five years he s been touring colleges and universities, delivering three hour lectures on everything from the music industry s corruption of young talent, the history of black music from Blues to Rap, his own controversial lyrics, problems in the black community, self empowerment, contemporary culture and current political leaders to Public Enemy s rise to international stardom All while maintaining his solo and Public Enemy s recording careers.Fight the Power examines a multitude of complex social, racial and artistic issues In his unmistakable voice, Chuck discusses the role of heroes and role models in the black community, Hollywood s negative images of blacks, the effect of gangsta rap, its images on the country s youth and the war between east and west coast rappers that may have spawned the murder of Tupac Shakur, the role of athletes and entertainers in eroding and strengthening values, and other vital contemporary concerns Candid, thoughtful, and in your face, Fight the Power, the first substantial book by a rapper, offers readers a look into the culture of hip hop and the future of Black culture.
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    1. Chuck D is a very intelligent and successful man He is the leader of Public Enemy, which is a rap group that raps about politics, racism, and other social issues The group has made legendary albums This success gave the group some really amazing experiences 1997 is the year Chuck D decided to write a book In this book, Chuck D a ton of things to say He is very good at writing, and you will see that the minute you start reading the book This book is a classic piece of literature, and I will expla [...]

    2. Chuck is a very interesting guy Having listened to his records and heard him speak, I ve always felt he tends to beat around the bush a lot, but when he does make his point, it s very insightful This book is no different There are lots of mistakes as far as grammar in this thing some are intentional hip hop spelling mistakes while others are unintentional and should have been caught by the editor Even so, it s a pretty decent read I especially liked the chapter that covered Public Enemy s experi [...]

    3. I had some difficulty marching through the text, as I am not very familiar with some aspects of language that Chuck D uses I am used to reading to literature from those are less well known I support D in what he advocates, and I hope him well I am not really up to date in Rap culture, but I would be interested in seeing how he has spent the last twenty years as an advocate I admit that his language left me a little dismayed at times His message is so strong and powerful that I do understand why [...]

    4. I liked this book because it said things that everybody should already know, and nobody ever mentions Like, a whole lot of no bullshit, proper observations about people and society Of course, it also gave a lot of propers to the authors rap group understandable, but still a cheesy way to market yourself and some people I m not sure about, like Minister Farrakhan Sure as hell ain t my place to judge, but I can t say I m behind any separatist movement Seems regressive or somethin.

    5. This is a great book, which unfortunately feels a little dated It was published in 1997 Chuck D lays it all on the line and doesn t shy away from anything He s always inspiring To this day I love listening to Public Enemy It was really exciting to read about Chuck s early years as a radio DJ and of course, the formation and early days of Public Enemy Must read for any fan or anyone that wants a serious dose of some truth.

    6. An amazing documentation of HipHop Rap through the years It s an encyclopedia to the community, to the mistakes and evolution over the decades All with a sincere approach to storytelling It has funny bits as much as it gets into serious business tips I would suggest this read to the youth that think LMFAO is good rather than just a funny performance

    7. I first read this for a Youth Culture course I took during undergrad and have since used excerpts of it the chapter Black Community, Where Ya At in my teaching Chuck D s ideas are frightening, brilliant, and revolutionary.

    8. this is a morning train book a little rough when compared to some current blogs but commendable for the message it is putting out there andthe fact that there aren t too many books out there by rappers, period.

    9. I liked it, but the book is over 10 years old I got it used and some of the incidents he references without explanation, I rembember hearing about but since they re so far in the past I don t remeber the details I like the explantions of some of the thought behind PE s lyrics.

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