Go Ahead in the Rain

Go Ahead in the Rain

Poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib digs into the group’s history and draws from his own experience to reflect on how its distinctive sound resonated among fans like himself.

Author: Hanif Abdurraqib

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477316481

Category: Music

Page: 216

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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 You 4 Your Service, which arrived when fans needed it most, in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib digs into the group’s history and draws from his own experience to reflect on how its distinctive sound resonated among fans like himself. The result is as ambitious and genre-bending as the rap group itself. Abdurraqib traces the Tribe's creative career, from their early days as part of the Afrocentric rap collective known as the Native Tongues, through their first three classic albums, to their eventual breakup and long hiatus. Their work is placed in the context of the broader rap landscape of the 1990s, one upended by sampling laws that forced a reinvention in production methods, the East Coast–West Coast rivalry that threatened to destroy the genre, and some record labels’ shift from focusing on groups to individual MCs. Throughout the narrative Abdurraqib connects the music and cultural history to their street-level impact. Whether he’s remembering The Source magazine cover announcing the Tribe’s 1998 breakup or writing personal letters to the group after bandmate Phife Dawg’s death, Abdurraqib seeks the deeper truths of A Tribe Called Quest; truths that—like the low end, the bass—are not simply heard in the head, but felt in the chest.
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A Tribe Called Quest s People s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm

A Tribe Called Quest s People s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm

between “Mr. Muhammad” and “Go Ahead in the Rain.” “Rain” is a minor classic that doesn't get as much respect as it should. In fact, when I informally polled my friends, many of them—hip-hop heads, to the one—could not recall this ...

Author: Shawn Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441118448

Category: Music

Page: 128

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One of the finest hip-hop albums ever made, A Tribe Called Quest's debut record (featuring stone-cold classics like "Can I Kick It?" and "Bonita Applebum") took the idea of the boasting hip-hop male and turned it on its head. For many listeners, when this non-traditional, surprisingly feminine album was released, it was like hearing an entirely new form of music. In this book, Shawn Taylor explores the creation of the album as well as the impact it had on him at the time - a 17-year-old high-school geek who was equally into hip-hop, punk, new wave, skateboarding, and Dungeons & Dragons: all of a sudden, with this one album, the world made more sense. He has spent many years investigating this album, from the packaging to the song placement to each and every sample - Shawn Taylor knows this record like he knows his tattoos, and he's finally been able to write a fascinating and highly entertaining book about it.
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Drowning in a Mother s Womb

Drowning in a Mother s Womb

Usually she was cool if no one went with her, but her new school was having a Father- Daughter Breakfast in the morning and the dance after school. Every girl in Rain‟s ... “Go ahead and call him Rain if you wanna talk to yo‟ Daddy.

Author: Ciara Lynette Anderson

Publisher: Ciara Anderson

ISBN: 9781606431337

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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Drowning in a Mother's Womb approaches the story of a tumultuous childhood of a young girl in her own words, emotions and feelings. As she relives the horrific incidents of violent abuse, you will empathize with her every struggle and hang on her every word spoken in the language and culture of her experience. The most vital messages from her story are that regardless of the circumstances and situations that this young girl faced, having lived a most colorful life by the age of 13, she found herself drowning in her own resentment for a mother who never felt any remorse for her negligent parenting. Therefore, the girl continued to press toward her future, grasping at any and every place for help. When she least expected it, her broken spirit gave way to what felt like the walls of her mind closing in on her, and she found herself in the psychiatric ward of a local hospital. Ciara allows the reader to identify with a child's need to be nurtured and supported even when the nurturer remains absent and unsupportive.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Into the Wild with a Virgin Bride

Into the Wild with a Virgin Bride

I woke in the night to the drumming of heavy rain on our tent fly and the eerie groaning complaint fir trees make when ... “Unless our visibility is restricted on the rivers, there really isn't any reason not to go ahead in the rain.

Author: Bob Christenson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450085823

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

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Bob, who loves outdoor adventure, marries Sue, who prefers the city. He needs solitude. She enjoys a crowded room. Opposites attract, but can they blend? When Bob suggests a backpack/canoe trip in British Columbia, Sue accepts even though he has warned her that this demanding seventy-mile adventure involves hiking trails, paddling mountain lakes, and running whitewater rivers. Bob has made the trip several times before, but even he cannot anticipate all they will encounter: storms, bears, stealth-attack loons, insomniac porcupines, naked Germans, and bloodshed. How will the city girl fare? Into the Wild with a Virgin Bride is a warm, humorous adventure story with an undercurrent of self-realization as this couple uses a wilderness experience to bridge the gap between their worlds.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

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Will you send him rain?" "Yes," said Yuku, the God of Rain. "I will go down there right away. You go on ahead of me!" So the blackbird went on, and the god followed him and caught up with him and beat him and threw him about with wind.

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Saturday s Child

Saturday s Child

It was bound to rain. The South of England got more than its fair share of rain in the autumn. Would they go ahead in the rain or call the celebrations off? Would they pay him in the event of a cancellation? Sure, it was no more than a ...

Author: Clare Revell

Publisher: Pelican Ventures Book Group

ISBN: 9781611163384

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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Aaron Field is a farmer. He's sworn off parties and bonfires, and being more concerned with losing his farm than anything else, he has little time for church. When his field is hired by the church for a Guy Fawkes night bonfire, Aaron is ill prepared for the feisty Welsh woman who steps onto his land and into his heart.Meaghan Knight is a farmer's daughter. It's her job to make sure the church's bonfire party runs smoothly, and if that means ironing out the kinks in surly Farmer Field then that's what she'll do. When she finds out what's really behind his attitude, she feels ill prepared to face his history, his family, and the danger.As Aaron and Meaghan join forces, they discover an evil so demonic it threatens not only the farm, but their lives, as well. Meaghan knows God can prevail, but first she has to convince Aaron not to give up.
Categories: Fiction

Clover Blue

Clover Blue

Go ahead, love.” Rain finishes another slow, deep breath, then lifts her hands over her head before leaning into a forward bend. We all follow along with her. One by one we move through the poses together, breathing in unison.

Author: Eldonna Edwards

Publisher: A John Scognamiglio Book

ISBN: 9781496712912

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Set against the backdrop of a 1970s commune in Northern California, Clover Blue is a compelling, beautifully written story of a young boy’s search for identity. There are many things twelve-year-old Clover Blue isn’t sure of: his exact date of birth, his name before he was adopted into the Saffron Freedom Community, or who his first parents were. What he does know with certainty is that among this close-knit, nature-loving group, he is happy. Here, everyone is family, regardless of their disparate backgrounds—surfer, midwife, Grateful Dead groupie, Vietnam deserter. But despite his loyalty to the commune and its guru-like founder Goji, Blue grapples with invisible ties toward another family—the one he doesn’t remember. With the urging of his fearless and funny best friend, Harmony, Clover Blue begins to ask questions. For the first time, Goji’s answers fail to satisfy. The passing months bring upheaval to their little clan and another member arrives, a beautiful runaway teen named Rain, sparking new tensions. As secrets slowly unfurl, Blue’s beliefs—about Goji, the guidelines that govern their seemingly idyllic lives, and the nature of family itself—begin to shift. With each revelation about a heartbreaking past he never imagined, Blue faces a choice between those he’s always trusted, and an uncertain future where he must risk everything in his quest for the truth.
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A Hungarian Woman s Life

A Hungarian Woman s Life

With my twin sister, we went ahead. The rain was still pouring down. We said, “That is the street; our house has to be here. We have to find it.” We went ahead in that terrible rain. We were almost at the end of the street.

Author: Erzsebet Kertesz Dobosi Croll

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781612049403

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 313

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Erzsebet survived life under the German occupation, experienced the bombing of her hometown, and then fled to America.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Murder on the Old Road

Murder on the Old Road

At last she saw Simon's car drive past towards the car park, and he joined her just as the train pulled in. Georgia struggled out of her rainwear and sank thankfully on to the seat. 'Will the walk go ahead if this rain continues?

Author: Amy Myers

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 9781780101866

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A Marsh and Daughter Mystery - When Georgia and Peter Marsh encounter a group of weirdly dressed ‘pilgrims’ on the Old Road to Canterbury, more is at stake than the play the Chillingham Drama Group is shortly to perform. The group are to re-enact a pilgrimage and production that took place over forty years earlier – but that event ended in a murder that has never been solved . . . Determined to discover the killer, Marsh & Daughter set out on a dangerous journey: one that could provide the solution not only to Chillingham’s problems, but to their own.
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