Narrator Ron Butler delivers a history of the early 1990s hip-hop scene, along with excerpts from love letters from the author to the members of the legendary group A Tribe Called Quest. Butler's delivery of the more academic aspects of the audiobook are clipped and professional--at times he sounds as if he is reading straight from a dissertation. But when he narrates the personal content from the author, he interjects more emotion. Amid those parts he finds more success in the charged moments than the tender scenes of a high school kid discovering a band that will change everything for him. The vocal contrast between the narrative and the deeply personal letters to Tribe leave the listener a bit jolted--but exceptionally well informed. R.K.H. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2019]
Trade Ed. Dreamscape 2019
CD ISBN 9781974951635 $49.99 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781974951673 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $14.95
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