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When I first heard that
Inside the Terrordome Tim Grierson s comprehensive history of the seminal hip hop outfit Public the Terrordome Tim Grierson s comprehensive history of the seminal hip hop outfit Public was an unauthorized biography I was admittedly concerned And to be fair much of the book is constructed from uotes from Chuck D Flavor Flav et al that are drawn from other media sources But oh what Grierson is able to assemble from this
The result is trenchant well reasoned and honest easily my favorite music book I ve read all year and uite possibly my favorite book periodPublic Enemy was a band with whom I was somewhat familiar as a youth But to be honest I came to hip hop ust recently Cut and paste ournalise trying to find a through line through the back catalogue where sometimes there isn t one trying to trace glimpses of a biography with limited access to the participants For those who stayed close to the band. Since the group’s early career in 1982 Public Enemy has been the most musically and politically radical rap group in the country Their sheer presence was revolutionary from racially charged lyrics to the iconic b boy in the crosshairs logo Chu.
Material The Result Is Trenchant Well Reasoned
summary Public EnemyThere is little news here Chuck D has developed from an
intense rapper to a generational spokesman through his university lecture rolerapper to a generational spokesman through his university lecture role is a major achievement and the coverage of this is basically nil It is somewhat even handed in showing the haphazard decision making and apologia of the band but essentially it is un worthy of its subjects and is perhaps of only interest as a guide to the lesser known tracks
the recent end of the back catalogue Why it that there s so many of these books where the author a white guy who seems like he might not actually listen to rap music can t get so much as an interview with the artist not even a phone call in which the author seems to be someone from the cable company Recent examples would include the books Original Gangstas and 3 Kings both of which I kinda liked There s probably all kinds of gaps in the stories bu. Ck D Flava Flav and the rest were at the forefront of a changing rap scene Many of their songs have since become anthems for black communities throughout the world Public Enemy Inside the Terrordome tells the whole story of the group’s prolifi. T they might actually benefit fromIN THE RECENT END OF THE BACK CATALOGUE WHY
BEING ABLE TO DISCUSS THINGS THEable to discuss things the would try to avoid Inside the Terrordome is similar to those books in that there s already an abundance of material on the artist including Chuck D s Welcome to the Terrordome which I d imagine is or less as incoherent as the transcript of one of his interviews Shamelessly pieced together from clips from old magazine stories
Inside is to its credit fairly comprehensive for what it is Unless you re investigating Flavor Flav for law enforcement purposesis to its credit fairly comprehensive for what it is Unless you re investigating Flavor Flav for law enforcement purposes could probably read this and skip the rest of those books I like the fact that it goes into pretty good depth on PE s recent material some of which isn t half
BAD BUT I COULD DO WITHOUTbut I could do without author ensuring us every six paragraphs or so that he disagrees with some controversial thing that Chuck D once said as if anyone cares what he think. C career From the early success of the early eighties to their influential “Fight the Power” to their introduction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Tim Grierson’s comprehensive biography details the highs and lows of this innovative gro.