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date: 09 August 2020

Touré [Neblett, Touré ]locked

  • Beau Bothwell

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[Neblett, Touré ]

(b March 20, 1971). American novelist, cultural critic, music journalist, and television host. He began his writing career reviewing records for Rolling Stone, where he became a contributing editor and has written feature profiles of artists including Jay-Z, Eminem, Beyoncé Knowles, Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, and Alicia Keys. His collection of essays Never Drank the Kool-Aid (New York, 2006) includes a number of his Rolling Stone pieces on well-known hip hop artists, as well as essays on sports and politics taken from the Village Voice, the New Yorker, and Playboy. Touré’s fiction writing, in both the novel Soul City (New York, 2004) and his collection of stories The Portable Promised Land (New York, 2002), largely takes place in a magical realist African American utopia built around the musical iconography of hip hop, soul, and jazz. In his book Who’s afraid of post-blackness? What it Means to be Black Now...

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