In the wake of the nightclub attacks in Paris, he recalls how he sought refuge as a teenager in music, at shows, and wonders whether the next generation of young Muslims will not be afforded that opportunity now. While discussing the everyday threat to the lives of Black Americans, Abdurraqib recounts the first time he was ordered to the ground by police officers: for attempting to enter his own car.
In essays that have been published by the New York Times, MTV, and Pitchfork, among others―along with original, previously unreleased essays―Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves, and in so doing proves himself a bellwether for our times.
"Funny, painful, precise, desperate, and loving throughout. Not a day has sounded the same since I read him." ―Greil Marcus, Village Voice
- Publisher: Two Dollar Radio; Reprint edition (November 7, 2017)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 236 pages
- ISBN-10: 1937512657
- ISBN-13: 9781937512651
- Reading age : 12 years and up
- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.6 x 1.2 x 7.4 inches