Rap and Race In the Urban Present
Co-authored with Mark Costello
The author of Infinite Jest and his co-writer discuss rap and popular culture, power, money, racial politics, and language in the first book to seriously consider rap and its position as a vital force in American culture. "Brilliantly written . . . (with) great wit, insight, and in-your-face energy."
--Review of Contemporary Fiction
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- Shorter essay version of Signifying Rappers from The Missouri Review - Issue 13.2 (Summer 1990)
- A very Brief Review by Robert Christgau from Village Voice 1990. (And a dissection of this review by Nathan Sacks on the Rockaliser Blog)
- Publishers Weekly and Choice excerpts.
- Review by Paul Debraski at I Just Read About That...
- Brandon Soderberg's essay for Spin, David Foster Wallace Once Wrote a Very Strange Rap Book. [18/9/12]