The Grey Album

The Grey Album

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Taking its title from Danger Mouse's pioneering mashup of Jay-Z's The Black Album and the Beatles' The White Album, Kevin Young's encyclopedic book combines essay, cultural criticism, and lyrical choruses to illustrate the African American tradition of lying - storytelling, telling tales, fibbing, improvising, "jazzing." What emerges is a persuasive argument for the many ways that African American culture is American culture, and for the centrality of art - and artfulness - to our daily life. Moving from gospel to soul, funk to freestyle, Young sifts through the shadows, the bootleg, the remix, the grey areas of our history, literature, and music.
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ISBN: 9781555976071

Published Date: March 13, 2012

Publisher: Graywolf Press

Language: English

Page Count: 483

Size: 9.06" l x 6.05" w x 1.33" h