She Begat This

She Begat This

20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Joan Morgan. because who else would it be but a Caribbean sister stepping in the world fly AF and with the gift of verse? Lauryn might have Begat This, but Joan Morgan is giving it back to us ...

Author: Joan Morgan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501195266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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"Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the acclaimed and influential debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with this eye-opening and moving exploration of Lauryn Hill and her remarkable artistic legacy. Released in 1998, Lauryn Hill's first solo album is often cited by music critics as one of the most important recordings in modern history. Artists from Beyoncé to Nicki Minaj to Janelle Monáe have claimed it as an inspiration, and, in 2017, it was included in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, as well as named the second greatest album by a woman in history by NPR (right behind Joni Mitchell's Blue). Award-winning feminist author and journalist Joan Morgan delivers an expansive, in-depth, and heartfelt analysis of the album and its enduring place in pop culture. She Begat This is both an indelible portrait of a magical moment when a young, fierce, and determined singer-rapper-songwriter made music history and a crucial work of scholarship, perfect for longtime hip-hop fans and a new generation of fans just discovering this album."--Jacket.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

How to Go Mad without Losing Your Mind

How to Go Mad without Losing Your Mind

Lauryn Hill's Top 5 Career-Torpedoing Tendencies. ... She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. ... 2 (2008). Moten, Fred. “An Interview with Fred Moten, Part I,” by Adam Fitzgerald. Literary Hub, August 5, 2015.

Author: La Marr Jurelle Bruce

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478012429

Category: Social Science

Page: 359

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“Hold tight. The way to go mad without losing your mind is sometimes unruly.” So begins La Marr Jurelle Bruce's urgent provocation and poignant meditation on madness in black radical art. Bruce theorizes four overlapping meanings of madness: the lived experience of an unruly mind, the psychiatric category of serious mental illness, the emotional state also known as “rage,” and any drastic deviation from psychosocial norms. With care and verve, he explores the mad in the literature of Amiri Baraka, Gayl Jones, and Ntozake Shange; in the jazz repertoires of Buddy Bolden, Sun Ra, and Charles Mingus; in the comedic performances of Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle; in the protest music of Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill, and Kendrick Lamar, and beyond. These artists activate madness as content, form, aesthetic, strategy, philosophy, and energy in an enduring black radical tradition. Joining this tradition, Bruce mobilizes a set of interpretive practices, affective dispositions, political principles, and existential orientations that he calls “mad methodology.” Ultimately, How to Go Mad without Losing Your Mind is both a study and an act of critical, ethical, radical madness.
Categories: Social Science

Language in African American Communities

Language in African American Communities

Islam, Hip Hop's (Un)Official Religion: Examining the Use of Islamic Features by Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Jay Z, and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def). Paper presented at the Annual ... She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Author: Sonja Lanehart

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000726367

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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Language in African American Communities is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the language, culture, and sociohistorical contexts of African American communities. It will also benefit those with a general interest in language and culture, language and language users, and language and identity. This book includes discussions of traditional and non-traditional topics regarding linguistic explorations of African American communities that include difficult conversations around race and racism. Language in African American Communities provides: • an introduction to the sociolinguistic and paralinguistic aspects of language use in African American communities; sociocultural and historical contexts and development; notions about grammar and discourse; the significance of naming and the pall of race and racism in discussions and research of language variation and change; • activities and discussion questions which invite readers to consider their own perspectives on language use in African American communities and how it manifests in their own lives and communities; and • links to relevant videos, stories, music, and digital media that represent language use in African American communities. Written in an approachable, conversational style that uses the author’s native African American (Women’s) Language, this book is aimed at college students and others with little or no prior knowledge of linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines



She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Simon and Schuster, 2018. ... 2 vols. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1944. Morris, Keith, with Jim Ruland. My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor. Da Capo, 2016.

Author: Eric Weisbard

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478021391

Category: Music

Page: 552

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In Songbooks, critic and scholar Eric Weisbard offers a critical guide to books on American popular music from William Billings's 1770 New-England Psalm-Singer to Jay-Z's 2010 memoir Decoded. Drawing on his background editing the Village Voice music section, coediting the Journal of Popular Music Studies, and organizing the Pop Conference, Weisbard connects American music writing from memoirs, biographies, and song compilations to blues novels, magazine essays, and academic studies. The authors of these works are as diverse as the music itself: women, people of color, queer writers, self-educated scholars, poets, musicians, and elites discarding their social norms. Whether analyzing books on Louis Armstrong, the Beatles, and Madonna; the novels of Theodore Dreiser, Gayl Jones, and Jennifer Egan; or varying takes on blackface minstrelsy, Weisbard charts an alternative history of American music as told through its writing. As Weisbard demonstrates, the most enduring work pursues questions that linger across time period and genre—cultural studies in the form of notes on the fly, on sounds that never cease to change meaning.
Categories: Music

Hip Hop Heresies

Hip Hop Heresies

2 See Joan Morgan, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip- Hop Feminist Breaks It Down (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000) and She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018); Gwendolyn ...

Author: Shanté Paradigm Smalls

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479808199

Category: Music

Page: 216

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"This is the first book-length project to examine the relationship between blackness, queerness, and hip hop. Using aesthetics as its organizing lens, Hip Hop Heresies attends to the ways that hip hop cultural production in New York City from the 1970s through the first fifteen years of the 21st century produced hip hop cultural products (film, visual art, and music) that offer "queer articulations" of race, gender, and sexuality that are contrary to hegemonic ideas and representations of those categories in hip hop production, as well as in writing about hip hop culture"--
Categories: Music

Well Read Black Girl

Well Read Black Girl

... the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires The BreakBeat Poets Vol.2: Black Girl Magic by Mahogany L. Browne, ... Life—a Short Story Anthology edited by Jennifer Baker She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill ...

Author: Glory Edim

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780525619789

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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NOMINATED FOR AN NAACP IMAGE AWARD • An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. “Yes, Well-Read Black Girl is as good as it sounds. . . . [Glory Edim] gathers an all-star cast of contributors—among them Lynn Nottage, Jesmyn Ward, and Gabourey Sidibe.”—O: The Oprah Magazine Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives—but not everyone regularly sees themselves in the pages of a book. In this timely anthology, Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of our best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we all—regardless of gender, race, religion, or ability—have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature. Contributors include Jesmyn Ward (Sing, Unburied, Sing), Lynn Nottage (Sweat), Jacqueline Woodson (Another Brooklyn), Gabourey Sidibe (This Is Just My Face), Morgan Jerkins (This Will Be My Undoing), Tayari Jones (An American Marriage), Rebecca Walker (Black, White and Jewish), and Barbara Smith (Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology) Whether it’s learning about the complexities of femalehood from Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, finding a new type of love in The Color Purple, or using mythology to craft an alternative black future, the subjects of each essay remind us why we turn to books in times of both struggle and relaxation. As she has done with her book club–turned–online community Well-Read Black Girl, in this anthology Glory Edim has created a space in which black women’s writing and knowledge and life experiences are lifted up, to be shared with all readers who value the power of a story to help us understand the world and ourselves. Praise for Well-Read Black Girl “Each essay can be read as a dispatch from the vast and wonderfully complex location that is black girlhood and womanhood. . . . They present literary encounters that may at times seem private and ordinary—hours spent in the children’s section of a public library or in a college classroom—but are no less monumental in their impact.”—The Washington Post “A wonderful collection of essays.”—Essence
Categories: Literary Collections



The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill told me something happened to that girl . Something terrible . Otherwise , you can't just call up Donny Hathaway like she did on “ When It Hurts So Bad . ” And “ Superstar ” ? Hmph . I know eye - cutting ...



ISBN: NWU:35556030919310

Category: African American musicians


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Categories: African American musicians



Author: William Shakespeare


ISBN: OCLC:1072300798


Page: 115

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