Know What I Mean?

Michael Eric Dyson is set to drop his new book, Know What I Mean: Reflections on Hip-Hop, which features an intro by Jay-Z and an outro by Nas.

"Know What I Mean? addresses salient issues within hip hop: the creative expression of degraded youth that has garnered them global exposure; the vexed gender relations that have made rap music a lightning rod for pundits; the commercial explosion that has made an art form a victim of its success; the political elements that have been submerged in the most popular form of hip hop; and the intellectual engagement with some of hip hop’s most influential figures."

 

You can read Shawn’s intro here and a one page excerpt here. I can’t wait to read what Nasir has to add. In stores July 2.

(via Prohiphop


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222 Responses to “Know What I Mean?”

  1. D. Billz Says:

    Cherokee Parks did none of that …

    ^Cherokee was a Dukie, i.e. overrated white guy (technically he’s Native American, but for argument sake…). Name one Duke player (besides Deng) that’s makin’ any noise in the League right now.

  2. D. Billz Says:

    Joe 88 Says:

    June 28th, 2007 at 4:13 pm
    The broands at the end of the all access trailor> the beef between jim & tru life

    ^Yessirrrrr. Briana and Bella. Good gracious.

  3. landLORD Says:

    D. Billz Says:

    June 28th, 2007 at 4:14 pm
    Cherokee Parks did none of that …

    ^Cherokee was a Dukie, i.e. overrated white guy (technically he’s Native American, but for argument sake…). Name one Duke player (besides Deng) that’s makin’ any noise in the League right now

    ——————-

    *clears throat*

    (c) Elton Brand

  4. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    landLORD Says:

    June 28th, 2007 at 4:12 pm
    Milwaukee said

    ^ Noah is trash. I can see him being the next Cherokee Parks.

    ——————————

    … no disrespect Homes … you need more Pearle Vision … Son is a beast AND a two time champion big man … great pedigree (c) Yannick Noah … intense competitor … i can see him being the next Alonzo Mourning, or dare i say Patrick Ewing … his mental approach to competition is rarley seen by such a young athlete … dude plays mad from whistle to whistle … Cherokee Parks did none of that …

    ^ Read my reply to Billz. Keeping it real, watch him turn into the next Shane Battier at best.

  5. I Fux Says:

    Elton Brand Corey Maggette

  6. D. Billz Says:

    landLORD Says:

    June 28th, 2007 at 4:15 pm
    D. Billz Says:

    June 28th, 2007 at 4:14 pm
    Cherokee Parks did none of that …

    ^Cherokee was a Dukie, i.e. overrated white guy (technically he’s Native American, but for argument sake…). Name one Duke player (besides Deng) that’s makin’ any noise in the League right now

    ——————-

    *clears throat*

    (c) Elton Brand

    ^You are correct (c) some game show. Forgot about chief. So that’s two brothas. No white guys.

  7. landLORD Says:

    … even Corey Maggette is a valuable NBA commodity (when healthy) … but Maggette wasn’t even at Duke long enough to have his blackness weaned out of him by Mike Shit-shef-skee …

  8. m.dot Says:

    # hoodtalk.org Says:
    June 28th, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    Why does Lil Wayne call himself “The Rapper Eater” ? Who has he Eaten Out besides Baby?

    ==========
    THAT shit is so outta pocket.

  9. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    landLORD Says:

    June 28th, 2007 at 4:18 pm
    … even Corey Maggette is a valuable NBA commodity (when healthy) … but Maggette wasn’t even at Duke long enough to have his blackness weaned out of him by Mike Shit-shef-skee …

    ^ LOL! That is true.

  10. landLORD Says:

    … Shane Battier too …

  11. D. Billz Says:

    Sean Kingston = bringin’ chubby darkskin ninjas back like Biggie a decade ago. AND he’s a Yardie.

  12. 911 Says:

    FCUK DUKE…Always feels good to type that…ionno why either…but fcuk’em.

  13. landLORD Says:

    *Lookalikes* vol 22*

    … Duke coach, Mike Shitspaghetti(or some shit like that) & Swizz Beatz …

    … walk with me …

  14. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    landLORD Says:

    June 28th, 2007 at 4:19 pm
    … Shane Battier too …

    There about 20 players like Battier in the NBA. IMO Noah is nothing special. Cant see him making a real impact in the League. He’s going to stick around the league10-15 years and be serviceable.

  15. pmass Says:

    *ATTENTION*

    Everybody please report to the next post…

  16. landLORD Says:

    @ Milwaukee

    … yeah, Battier = Matt Harpring … tough defender, responsible teammate, classic role player … Noah is more than that, Son … you been watching U of Florida hoops ? … this dude imposes his will on the game … role players dont do that … dont let his meager statistics fool you … Ewing and Mourning aint put up big numbers in college either … them legal zones defense hamper college big men … the floor will open up for him at the next level …

    … but i digress …

  17. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    landLORD Says:

    June 28th, 2007 at 4:28 pm
    @ Milwaukee

    … yeah, Battier = Matt Harpring … tough defender, responsible teammate, classic role player … Noah is more than that, Son … you been watching U of Florida hoops ? … this dude imposes his will on the game … role players dont do that … dont let his meager statistics fool you … Ewing and Mourning aint put up big numbers in college either … them legal zones defense hamper college big men … the floor will open up for him at the next level …

    … but i digress …

    ^ I could be wrong, but thats thats the impression that I get from dude. He got man-handled by Oden in the championship game, its not going to get any better on the next level.

  18. Darth Cipher Says:

    ima have chapter’s hold me a copy

  19. OnPoint Says:

    I got to be honest. This dude is the most full of shit nigga on the planet. You ever heard this dude in interviews?

    Stay on your hustle Mr Dyson, I respect it.

  20. Jakk Crakker Says:

    That high yellow nigger noah aint got no nba game, Al horford has nba game. Noah is overrated and needs to get stronger. He was NO match for Oden. I mean Florida Had 3 big mean horford included who could not stop oden.

    Oden is a more atheletic version of tim duncan.
    Durant is impressive, but we have not seen the zenith of Oden

  21. Jakk Crakker Says:

    I just dont know about that chink Yi, he looks pretty good from the highlights that they showed, but there was a lod uv hype n shit on this chink eyed piece of shit.

    Maybe cause dats a niggernese and da whiteys want a see niggernese dunk ova niggers and shit.

  22. Jakk Crakker Says:

    Good trades by dem nigger Nicks, gotta get rid of stevie disenfranchisement and softy cotton ball frye. Zack a good pick up, but dat nigger is kind uv dumb to be in New Yawk.

    Why did gold state give up J rich, but They got brendan wright. Now jordan just another dumb rich nigger, trading away a nigger big man and shit. But I thought the trade was ok but not da best.

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