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

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

A New York Times Best Seller How does one pay homage to A Tribe Called Quest? 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 A New York Times Best Seller How does one pay homage to A Tribe Called Quest? The seminal rap group brought jazz i...

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Title:Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest
Author:Hanif Abdurraqib
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Genres:Music
ISBN:Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest
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Number of Pages:216 pages pages

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

  • Tobias
    Feb 22, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

    ?We are nothing if not for our histories? It?s like reading someone?s personal journal. As the writing is so open full of love, hope and fear. While dissecting what the subject means to them. His prose like poetry. The book is exactly what the title promises. Notes and l...

    The hype is real! Hanif is bright light in an otherwise placid sky. By now, he has mastered his own brand of writing about culture that, while being spot on, brings you into the emotional center of his being. This is his triumphant preservation of one of the greatest groups hip hop has...

    ?Anger is a type of geography. The ways out of it expand the more you love a person. The more forgiveness you might be willing to afford each other opens up new and unexpected roads. And so, for some, staying angry at someone you love is a reasonable option. To stay angry at someone ...

    Back in the days when I was a teenager. Before I had status and before I had a pager Some books you don?t know you need until it?s in your hand and you get lost in it. Lost in how it speaks to you of your youth, collaboration and community, friendship and sometimes its diss...

    The crucial understanding that underlies this book and is largely attributable for its success is this: that a group is not just a group, and an album is not just album, and a song is certainly not just a song. They?re inter-stitched and folded into the layered fabrics of our lives, ...

    A very well written, thoughtful, introspective and extrospective book. Not at all what I was expecting, but very well done! ...

    Absolutely fantastic. ...

  • Lindsay
    Feb 11, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

  • jeremy
    Feb 03, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

    ?We are nothing if not for our histories? It?s like reading someone?s personal journal. As the writing is so open full of love, hope and fear. While dissecting what the subject means to them. His prose like poetry. The book is exactly what the title promises. Notes and l...

    The hype is real! Hanif is bright light in an otherwise placid sky. By now, he has mastered his own brand of writing about culture that, while being spot on, brings you into the emotional center of his being. This is his triumphant preservation of one of the greatest groups hip hop has...

    ?Anger is a type of geography. The ways out of it expand the more you love a person. The more forgiveness you might be willing to afford each other opens up new and unexpected roads. And so, for some, staying angry at someone you love is a reasonable option. To stay angry at someone ...

    Back in the days when I was a teenager. Before I had status and before I had a pager Some books you don?t know you need until it?s in your hand and you get lost in it. Lost in how it speaks to you of your youth, collaboration and community, friendship and sometimes its diss...

    The crucial understanding that underlies this book and is largely attributable for its success is this: that a group is not just a group, and an album is not just album, and a song is certainly not just a song. They?re inter-stitched and folded into the layered fabrics of our lives, ...

    A very well written, thoughtful, introspective and extrospective book. Not at all what I was expecting, but very well done! ...

    Absolutely fantastic. ...

    hanif is the best writer ...

    I need to read more of what this guy writes, and more books about the music of my childhood. ...

    It?s not surprising that there are many moments of incredible writing throughout this whole book. I love the way that Hanif writes about music and emotion?how could the two ever be separate experiences? Go Ahead in the Rain goes deep and broad on a single topic (unlike his previ...

    I love Hanif's writing. It makes me want to write more, read more, find enjoyment more, do everything just more. This book is such a wonderful, earnest, loving look at a connection between music and culture, worlds familar and new, sounds, life, everything. I will always recommend al...

    "There is plenty out there worth doing alone, but for everything else, there is a need for your people. It would behoove you to have a crew." I CRIED THE WHOLE TIME ...

    A love letter to ATCQ, reflections on the history of rap and how it pays homage to lineage & samples as a way of remembering the past & your lineage, connections between the author?s pivotal coming-of-age years with the soundtrack that narrated it.. good stuff. I only wish th...

    The front cover of the book says everything you need to know about the content within: "It is a love letter to a group, a sound, and an era." Abdurraqib's third book, Go Ahead in the Rain, is a personal narrative intertwined with what I would imagine to be an amazing course in Hip-...

    hanif + atcq = jazz (they've got) even the way one exhales after a good laugh rumbles the walls of a room can sound like bass flooding out of the speakers. ...

  • Will
    Oct 07, 2018

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

    ?We are nothing if not for our histories? It?s like reading someone?s personal journal. As the writing is so open full of love, hope and fear. While dissecting what the subject means to them. His prose like poetry. The book is exactly what the title promises. Notes and l...

    The hype is real! Hanif is bright light in an otherwise placid sky. By now, he has mastered his own brand of writing about culture that, while being spot on, brings you into the emotional center of his being. This is his triumphant preservation of one of the greatest groups hip hop has...

    ?Anger is a type of geography. The ways out of it expand the more you love a person. The more forgiveness you might be willing to afford each other opens up new and unexpected roads. And so, for some, staying angry at someone you love is a reasonable option. To stay angry at someone ...

  • Phil Overeem
    Apr 11, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

  • Gemma
    Mar 29, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

    ?We are nothing if not for our histories? It?s like reading someone?s personal journal. As the writing is so open full of love, hope and fear. While dissecting what the subject means to them. His prose like poetry. The book is exactly what the title promises. Notes and l...

    The hype is real! Hanif is bright light in an otherwise placid sky. By now, he has mastered his own brand of writing about culture that, while being spot on, brings you into the emotional center of his being. This is his triumphant preservation of one of the greatest groups hip hop has...

    ?Anger is a type of geography. The ways out of it expand the more you love a person. The more forgiveness you might be willing to afford each other opens up new and unexpected roads. And so, for some, staying angry at someone you love is a reasonable option. To stay angry at someone ...

    Back in the days when I was a teenager. Before I had status and before I had a pager Some books you don?t know you need until it?s in your hand and you get lost in it. Lost in how it speaks to you of your youth, collaboration and community, friendship and sometimes its diss...

    The crucial understanding that underlies this book and is largely attributable for its success is this: that a group is not just a group, and an album is not just album, and a song is certainly not just a song. They?re inter-stitched and folded into the layered fabrics of our lives, ...

    A very well written, thoughtful, introspective and extrospective book. Not at all what I was expecting, but very well done! ...

    Absolutely fantastic. ...

    hanif is the best writer ...

    I need to read more of what this guy writes, and more books about the music of my childhood. ...

    It?s not surprising that there are many moments of incredible writing throughout this whole book. I love the way that Hanif writes about music and emotion?how could the two ever be separate experiences? Go Ahead in the Rain goes deep and broad on a single topic (unlike his previ...

    I love Hanif's writing. It makes me want to write more, read more, find enjoyment more, do everything just more. This book is such a wonderful, earnest, loving look at a connection between music and culture, worlds familar and new, sounds, life, everything. I will always recommend al...

    "There is plenty out there worth doing alone, but for everything else, there is a need for your people. It would behoove you to have a crew." I CRIED THE WHOLE TIME ...

  • Jen Hirt
    Feb 12, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

  • Jeff
    Feb 11, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

    ?We are nothing if not for our histories? It?s like reading someone?s personal journal. As the writing is so open full of love, hope and fear. While dissecting what the subject means to them. His prose like poetry. The book is exactly what the title promises. Notes and l...

  • Dani
    Feb 09, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

  • Joe
    Sep 28, 2018

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

  • Jacqueline
    Mar 24, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

    ?We are nothing if not for our histories? It?s like reading someone?s personal journal. As the writing is so open full of love, hope and fear. While dissecting what the subject means to them. His prose like poetry. The book is exactly what the title promises. Notes and l...

    The hype is real! Hanif is bright light in an otherwise placid sky. By now, he has mastered his own brand of writing about culture that, while being spot on, brings you into the emotional center of his being. This is his triumphant preservation of one of the greatest groups hip hop has...

    ?Anger is a type of geography. The ways out of it expand the more you love a person. The more forgiveness you might be willing to afford each other opens up new and unexpected roads. And so, for some, staying angry at someone you love is a reasonable option. To stay angry at someone ...

    Back in the days when I was a teenager. Before I had status and before I had a pager Some books you don?t know you need until it?s in your hand and you get lost in it. Lost in how it speaks to you of your youth, collaboration and community, friendship and sometimes its diss...

    The crucial understanding that underlies this book and is largely attributable for its success is this: that a group is not just a group, and an album is not just album, and a song is certainly not just a song. They?re inter-stitched and folded into the layered fabrics of our lives, ...

    A very well written, thoughtful, introspective and extrospective book. Not at all what I was expecting, but very well done! ...

    Absolutely fantastic. ...

    hanif is the best writer ...

    I need to read more of what this guy writes, and more books about the music of my childhood. ...

    It?s not surprising that there are many moments of incredible writing throughout this whole book. I love the way that Hanif writes about music and emotion?how could the two ever be separate experiences? Go Ahead in the Rain goes deep and broad on a single topic (unlike his previ...

    I love Hanif's writing. It makes me want to write more, read more, find enjoyment more, do everything just more. This book is such a wonderful, earnest, loving look at a connection between music and culture, worlds familar and new, sounds, life, everything. I will always recommend al...

    "There is plenty out there worth doing alone, but for everything else, there is a need for your people. It would behoove you to have a crew." I CRIED THE WHOLE TIME ...

    A love letter to ATCQ, reflections on the history of rap and how it pays homage to lineage & samples as a way of remembering the past & your lineage, connections between the author?s pivotal coming-of-age years with the soundtrack that narrated it.. good stuff. I only wish th...

  • Jacob Hoefer
    Oct 18, 2018

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

  • Annie
    Feb 01, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

  • Kaitlin
    Mar 31, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

    ?We are nothing if not for our histories? It?s like reading someone?s personal journal. As the writing is so open full of love, hope and fear. While dissecting what the subject means to them. His prose like poetry. The book is exactly what the title promises. Notes and l...

    The hype is real! Hanif is bright light in an otherwise placid sky. By now, he has mastered his own brand of writing about culture that, while being spot on, brings you into the emotional center of his being. This is his triumphant preservation of one of the greatest groups hip hop has...

    ?Anger is a type of geography. The ways out of it expand the more you love a person. The more forgiveness you might be willing to afford each other opens up new and unexpected roads. And so, for some, staying angry at someone you love is a reasonable option. To stay angry at someone ...

    Back in the days when I was a teenager. Before I had status and before I had a pager Some books you don?t know you need until it?s in your hand and you get lost in it. Lost in how it speaks to you of your youth, collaboration and community, friendship and sometimes its diss...

    The crucial understanding that underlies this book and is largely attributable for its success is this: that a group is not just a group, and an album is not just album, and a song is certainly not just a song. They?re inter-stitched and folded into the layered fabrics of our lives, ...

    A very well written, thoughtful, introspective and extrospective book. Not at all what I was expecting, but very well done! ...

    Absolutely fantastic. ...

    hanif is the best writer ...

    I need to read more of what this guy writes, and more books about the music of my childhood. ...

    It?s not surprising that there are many moments of incredible writing throughout this whole book. I love the way that Hanif writes about music and emotion?how could the two ever be separate experiences? Go Ahead in the Rain goes deep and broad on a single topic (unlike his previ...

    I love Hanif's writing. It makes me want to write more, read more, find enjoyment more, do everything just more. This book is such a wonderful, earnest, loving look at a connection between music and culture, worlds familar and new, sounds, life, everything. I will always recommend al...

  • Jak Krumholtz
    Jan 30, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

  • chantel nouseforaname
    May 05, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

  • Kusaimamekirai
    Apr 24, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

    ?We are nothing if not for our histories? It?s like reading someone?s personal journal. As the writing is so open full of love, hope and fear. While dissecting what the subject means to them. His prose like poetry. The book is exactly what the title promises. Notes and l...

    The hype is real! Hanif is bright light in an otherwise placid sky. By now, he has mastered his own brand of writing about culture that, while being spot on, brings you into the emotional center of his being. This is his triumphant preservation of one of the greatest groups hip hop has...

    ?Anger is a type of geography. The ways out of it expand the more you love a person. The more forgiveness you might be willing to afford each other opens up new and unexpected roads. And so, for some, staying angry at someone you love is a reasonable option. To stay angry at someone ...

    Back in the days when I was a teenager. Before I had status and before I had a pager Some books you don?t know you need until it?s in your hand and you get lost in it. Lost in how it speaks to you of your youth, collaboration and community, friendship and sometimes its diss...

  • s w
    Feb 18, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

    ?We are nothing if not for our histories? It?s like reading someone?s personal journal. As the writing is so open full of love, hope and fear. While dissecting what the subject means to them. His prose like poetry. The book is exactly what the title promises. Notes and l...

    The hype is real! Hanif is bright light in an otherwise placid sky. By now, he has mastered his own brand of writing about culture that, while being spot on, brings you into the emotional center of his being. This is his triumphant preservation of one of the greatest groups hip hop has...

    ?Anger is a type of geography. The ways out of it expand the more you love a person. The more forgiveness you might be willing to afford each other opens up new and unexpected roads. And so, for some, staying angry at someone you love is a reasonable option. To stay angry at someone ...

    Back in the days when I was a teenager. Before I had status and before I had a pager Some books you don?t know you need until it?s in your hand and you get lost in it. Lost in how it speaks to you of your youth, collaboration and community, friendship and sometimes its diss...

    The crucial understanding that underlies this book and is largely attributable for its success is this: that a group is not just a group, and an album is not just album, and a song is certainly not just a song. They?re inter-stitched and folded into the layered fabrics of our lives, ...

    A very well written, thoughtful, introspective and extrospective book. Not at all what I was expecting, but very well done! ...

    Absolutely fantastic. ...

    hanif is the best writer ...

    I need to read more of what this guy writes, and more books about the music of my childhood. ...

    It?s not surprising that there are many moments of incredible writing throughout this whole book. I love the way that Hanif writes about music and emotion?how could the two ever be separate experiences? Go Ahead in the Rain goes deep and broad on a single topic (unlike his previ...

  • Rachel Davies
    Apr 03, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

    ?We are nothing if not for our histories? It?s like reading someone?s personal journal. As the writing is so open full of love, hope and fear. While dissecting what the subject means to them. His prose like poetry. The book is exactly what the title promises. Notes and l...

    The hype is real! Hanif is bright light in an otherwise placid sky. By now, he has mastered his own brand of writing about culture that, while being spot on, brings you into the emotional center of his being. This is his triumphant preservation of one of the greatest groups hip hop has...

    ?Anger is a type of geography. The ways out of it expand the more you love a person. The more forgiveness you might be willing to afford each other opens up new and unexpected roads. And so, for some, staying angry at someone you love is a reasonable option. To stay angry at someone ...

    Back in the days when I was a teenager. Before I had status and before I had a pager Some books you don?t know you need until it?s in your hand and you get lost in it. Lost in how it speaks to you of your youth, collaboration and community, friendship and sometimes its diss...

    The crucial understanding that underlies this book and is largely attributable for its success is this: that a group is not just a group, and an album is not just album, and a song is certainly not just a song. They?re inter-stitched and folded into the layered fabrics of our lives, ...

    A very well written, thoughtful, introspective and extrospective book. Not at all what I was expecting, but very well done! ...

    Absolutely fantastic. ...

    hanif is the best writer ...

  • Jared Levine
    Nov 19, 2018

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

    ?We are nothing if not for our histories? It?s like reading someone?s personal journal. As the writing is so open full of love, hope and fear. While dissecting what the subject means to them. His prose like poetry. The book is exactly what the title promises. Notes and l...

    The hype is real! Hanif is bright light in an otherwise placid sky. By now, he has mastered his own brand of writing about culture that, while being spot on, brings you into the emotional center of his being. This is his triumphant preservation of one of the greatest groups hip hop has...

  • Scott Tappa
    Feb 07, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

    ?We are nothing if not for our histories? It?s like reading someone?s personal journal. As the writing is so open full of love, hope and fear. While dissecting what the subject means to them. His prose like poetry. The book is exactly what the title promises. Notes and l...

    The hype is real! Hanif is bright light in an otherwise placid sky. By now, he has mastered his own brand of writing about culture that, while being spot on, brings you into the emotional center of his being. This is his triumphant preservation of one of the greatest groups hip hop has...

    ?Anger is a type of geography. The ways out of it expand the more you love a person. The more forgiveness you might be willing to afford each other opens up new and unexpected roads. And so, for some, staying angry at someone you love is a reasonable option. To stay angry at someone ...

    Back in the days when I was a teenager. Before I had status and before I had a pager Some books you don?t know you need until it?s in your hand and you get lost in it. Lost in how it speaks to you of your youth, collaboration and community, friendship and sometimes its diss...

    The crucial understanding that underlies this book and is largely attributable for its success is this: that a group is not just a group, and an album is not just album, and a song is certainly not just a song. They?re inter-stitched and folded into the layered fabrics of our lives, ...

    A very well written, thoughtful, introspective and extrospective book. Not at all what I was expecting, but very well done! ...

    Absolutely fantastic. ...

    hanif is the best writer ...

    I need to read more of what this guy writes, and more books about the music of my childhood. ...

  • Jessica Hopper
    Jun 15, 2018

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

  • Richard Noggle
    Feb 11, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

  • Justin Hairston
    Feb 17, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

    ?We are nothing if not for our histories? It?s like reading someone?s personal journal. As the writing is so open full of love, hope and fear. While dissecting what the subject means to them. His prose like poetry. The book is exactly what the title promises. Notes and l...

    The hype is real! Hanif is bright light in an otherwise placid sky. By now, he has mastered his own brand of writing about culture that, while being spot on, brings you into the emotional center of his being. This is his triumphant preservation of one of the greatest groups hip hop has...

    ?Anger is a type of geography. The ways out of it expand the more you love a person. The more forgiveness you might be willing to afford each other opens up new and unexpected roads. And so, for some, staying angry at someone you love is a reasonable option. To stay angry at someone ...

    Back in the days when I was a teenager. Before I had status and before I had a pager Some books you don?t know you need until it?s in your hand and you get lost in it. Lost in how it speaks to you of your youth, collaboration and community, friendship and sometimes its diss...

    The crucial understanding that underlies this book and is largely attributable for its success is this: that a group is not just a group, and an album is not just album, and a song is certainly not just a song. They?re inter-stitched and folded into the layered fabrics of our lives, ...

  • Royal
    Jan 24, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

  • Lucy Dacus
    Jun 12, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

  • Chaz
    Mar 28, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

    ?We are nothing if not for our histories? It?s like reading someone?s personal journal. As the writing is so open full of love, hope and fear. While dissecting what the subject means to them. His prose like poetry. The book is exactly what the title promises. Notes and l...

    The hype is real! Hanif is bright light in an otherwise placid sky. By now, he has mastered his own brand of writing about culture that, while being spot on, brings you into the emotional center of his being. This is his triumphant preservation of one of the greatest groups hip hop has...

    ?Anger is a type of geography. The ways out of it expand the more you love a person. The more forgiveness you might be willing to afford each other opens up new and unexpected roads. And so, for some, staying angry at someone you love is a reasonable option. To stay angry at someone ...

    Back in the days when I was a teenager. Before I had status and before I had a pager Some books you don?t know you need until it?s in your hand and you get lost in it. Lost in how it speaks to you of your youth, collaboration and community, friendship and sometimes its diss...

    The crucial understanding that underlies this book and is largely attributable for its success is this: that a group is not just a group, and an album is not just album, and a song is certainly not just a song. They?re inter-stitched and folded into the layered fabrics of our lives, ...

    A very well written, thoughtful, introspective and extrospective book. Not at all what I was expecting, but very well done! ...

  • Beanslover Jacob
    Mar 04, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

  • Cassandra Mansuetti
    Feb 03, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

  • Roxanne
    Feb 18, 2019

    This book does so many things, and expands the frame of critical biography so crucially. Diving deep in to Tribe's history is only a part of what Hanif Abdurraqib does here -- where the book sings is all the context he adds to the story, about what it meant to love them, the spaces whe...

    3 books by Hanif and all 3 have made me cry ...

    When this book arrived Monday I sent a pic of my daughter holding it to my sister that introduced me to Hanif?s writing. I said sometimes fans can?t wait until drop dates. Tuesday I was home sick and played Tribe?s whole discography for comfort. It?s Wednesday now and I just fi...

    If only every writer approached their subjects with the generosity, humility, respect, and honesty that Hanif does. ...

    This book was everything I wanted from a music history and has really got me thinking about writing about music. I've been feeling dreamy all week thinking about this book, made a playlist for it on Google Play (Abdurraqib said he made a playlist on Spotify of songs sampled by Tribe, s...

    I'm not crying. I swear. I'm. Not. Crying... I..I.. just have something in my eye. Yo, Hanif Abdurraqib is a BRILLIANT writer. He really knows how to put you into his life. He fits you right in there with his schoolyard friends. He fits you right in there with him playing the trum...

    wowowow this was good. like really, really damn good. i'll hold off on putting my thoughts into words for now though ~ review per the Daily sometime soon this week ...

    The tiny yet mighty "to" gives the book a great deal of its magic. The "to" is the difference between reading a wonderfully written biography of A Tribe Called Quest and reading this book. This book is an intimate conversation overheard, a love letter found, a confession, a confrontati...

    Hanif's new book is a solid fusion of cultural criticism (as he works his way through Tribe's discography, influence, and dissolution) and personal reflection (as he charts his own relationship to Tribe's music and what it's meant to him over the years, complete with moving letters w...

    I finished the A Tribe Called Quest book on the bus going to work this morning. I cried a little bit. I walked past a bar on the way home from work today. A Tribe Called Quest was playing. I cried a little bit. ADDED: For every generation, there are usually only a handful of band...

    not trying to be all "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" or anything but "hanif is the premier music critic of our time" ...

    Can a reader get something out of this book even if they don't know much about A Tribe Called Quest? Sure thing -- I'm that reader and I could not put this book down. I had read Abdurraqib's previous nonfiction book (They Can't Kill Us Till They Kill Us) and was struck by his range of ...

    I checked it out of the local library. It is so good I am buying a copy to keep close. Among the many things Abdurraqib pierces the bullseye on, the eerie and perfect arrival of the final ATCQ album is explored with eerie and perfect grace. ...

    A very good book. ...

    Knowing A Tribe Called Quest?s music beforehand is not a prerequisite to reading this book. Hanif Abdurraqib is the most beautiful writer, and it?s impossible to not be moved and engaged by this ?love letter to a group, a sound, an an era.? ...

    ?We are nothing if not for our histories? It?s like reading someone?s personal journal. As the writing is so open full of love, hope and fear. While dissecting what the subject means to them. His prose like poetry. The book is exactly what the title promises. Notes and l...

    The hype is real! Hanif is bright light in an otherwise placid sky. By now, he has mastered his own brand of writing about culture that, while being spot on, brings you into the emotional center of his being. This is his triumphant preservation of one of the greatest groups hip hop has...

    ?Anger is a type of geography. The ways out of it expand the more you love a person. The more forgiveness you might be willing to afford each other opens up new and unexpected roads. And so, for some, staying angry at someone you love is a reasonable option. To stay angry at someone ...

    Back in the days when I was a teenager. Before I had status and before I had a pager Some books you don?t know you need until it?s in your hand and you get lost in it. Lost in how it speaks to you of your youth, collaboration and community, friendship and sometimes its diss...

    The crucial understanding that underlies this book and is largely attributable for its success is this: that a group is not just a group, and an album is not just album, and a song is certainly not just a song. They?re inter-stitched and folded into the layered fabrics of our lives, ...

    A very well written, thoughtful, introspective and extrospective book. Not at all what I was expecting, but very well done! ...

    Absolutely fantastic. ...

    hanif is the best writer ...

    I need to read more of what this guy writes, and more books about the music of my childhood. ...

    It?s not surprising that there are many moments of incredible writing throughout this whole book. I love the way that Hanif writes about music and emotion?how could the two ever be separate experiences? Go Ahead in the Rain goes deep and broad on a single topic (unlike his previ...

    I love Hanif's writing. It makes me want to write more, read more, find enjoyment more, do everything just more. This book is such a wonderful, earnest, loving look at a connection between music and culture, worlds familar and new, sounds, life, everything. I will always recommend al...

    "There is plenty out there worth doing alone, but for everything else, there is a need for your people. It would behoove you to have a crew." I CRIED THE WHOLE TIME ...

    A love letter to ATCQ, reflections on the history of rap and how it pays homage to lineage & samples as a way of remembering the past & your lineage, connections between the author?s pivotal coming-of-age years with the soundtrack that narrated it.. good stuff. I only wish th...

    The front cover of the book says everything you need to know about the content within: "It is a love letter to a group, a sound, and an era." Abdurraqib's third book, Go Ahead in the Rain, is a personal narrative intertwined with what I would imagine to be an amazing course in Hip-...