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Michael Eric Dyson
Booknotes, Sunday, November 4, 2001
Michael Eric Dyson discusses Holler If You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur.

Acclaimed for his writings on Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as his passionate defense of black youth culture, Michael Eric Dyson has emerged as the leading African American intellectual of his generation. Now Dyson turns his attention to one of the most enigmatic figures of the past decade: the slain hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur. Five years after his murder, Tupac remains a widely celebrated, deeply loved, and profoundly controversial icon among black youth. Viewed by many as a "black James Dean," he has attained cult status partly due to the posthumous release of several albums, three movies, and a collection of poetry. But Tupac endures primarily because of the devotion of his loyal followers, who have immortalized him through tributes, letters, songs, and celebrations, many in cyberspace. Dyson helps us to understand why a twenty-five-year-old rapper, activist, poet, actor, and alleged sex offender looms even larger in death than he did in life. With his trademark skills of critical thinking and storytelling, Dyson examines Tupac's hold on black youth, assessing the ways in which different elements of his persona-thug, confused prophet, fatherless child-are both vital and destructive. At once deeply personal and sharply analytical, Dyson's book offers a wholly original way of looking at Tupac Shakur that will thrill those who already love the artist and enlighten those who want to understand him. —from the publisher's website (timspalding)… (more)
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11
An interview with Michael Eric Dyson
Charlie Rose, Thursday, January 11, 1996
Michael Eric Dyson

A conversation with Michael Eric Dyson, an ordained Baptist minister who received his PhD from Princeton and also a prolific author, lecturer, and professor of communications at the University of North Carolina, about his book, (timspalding)

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