Never Drank the Kool-Aid Essays

ISBN-10: 0312425783
ISBN-13: 9780312425784
Edition: 2006
Authors: Tour�
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Description: His name is Toure --just Toure --and like many of the musicians, athletes, and celebrities he' s profiled, he has affected the way that we think about culture in America. He has profiled Eminem, 50 Cent, and Alicia Keys for the cover of "Rolling  More...

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 2/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.50" wide x 5.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

His name is Toure --just Toure --and like many of the musicians, athletes, and celebrities he' s profiled, he has affected the way that we think about culture in America. He has profiled Eminem, 50 Cent, and Alicia Keys for the cover of "Rolling Stone," He' s played high-stakes poker with Jay-Z and basketball with Prince and Wynton Marsalis. In Toure ' s world, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. sits beside Condoleezza Rice who sits beside hip-hop pioneer Tupac Shakur, and all of them are fascinating company. "Never Drank the Kool-Aid" is the chronicle of Toure ' s unparalleled journey through the American funhouse called pop culture. Its rooms are filled with creative, arrogant, kind, ordinary, and extraordinary people, most of whom happen to be famous. It is Toure ' s gift to be able to see through the artifice of their world and understand the genuine motivations behind their achievements--to see who they truly are as people. This is a searingly funny, surprisingly unguarded, and deeply insightful look at a world few of us comprehend.

Introduction
I'm Audi
It Was a Wonderful World Biggie Smalls The Village Voice
Sensitive Thugs
The Family Man Eninem Rolling Stone
The Life of a Hunted Man (50 Cent,Rolling Stone)
DMX Drives Crazy, but He Loves You (Rolling Stone)
I'm Scared to Death, but I Gotta Live Biggie Smalls Rolling Stone
The Toughest Record Exec Ever Dick Griffey XXL
Big Willies Best Rapper Alive Puff Daddy The Village Voice
Hiphop's Biggest Kid Grows Up Russell Simmons Playboy
The Power of Radio Andre Harrell unpublished
Al Sharpton Has a Dream (Playboy)
Ships Passing in the Night Barack Obama Colin Powell Suedemagazine
Icaruses
Invincible Man Tupac The Village Voice
The Ivy League Counterfeiter Cliff Evans Rolling Stone
The Greatest Tennis Player You've Never Heard Of Al Parker Jr.,Tennismagazine)
Inherit the Wind
The Mystery of Lauryn Hill (Rolling Stone)
Almost Famous
A Woman Possessed
The Next Queen of Soul
Lauryn in Love
Kurt Is My Copilot
Get Up, Get Out, and Get Involved
Jay-Z Has Got Guts (Rolling Stone)
Do You Like My Jesus Piece?
You Can Call Him Prince
Wynton Marsalis Wants to Kick Your Ass
Just Jen
Microphone Fiend
"Crack Is Responsible for Hiphop"
Strange Fruit
Condoleezza Rice Is a House Negro (Suedemagazine)
Show Me the Money
The Five-Mic Personality, or Why I Hate
Somehow, There's Love in the Hiphop Nation
I Live in the Hiphop Nation (The New York Times)
Love Your Niggas (The Village Voice)
Are Gay Rappers Too Real for Hiphop? (Caushun,The New York Times)
Hiphop Famiglia (Junior M.A.F.I.A. and the Wu-Tang Clan,The Village Voice)
No Drinks in '96! (Funkmaster Flex,The New Yorker)
Boys Will Be Boys
Trainspotting (The New Yorker)
Night Moves (The New Yorker)
Bling-bling Makes the Dictionary! (unpublished)
An Invitation to Carnal Russian Roulette, or Memoirs of a Sexual Desperado (The Bastard on the Couch)
Who Do You Think You Are?
What's Inside You, Brother? (The Best American Essays1996)
A Funky Fresh Talented Tenth (unpublished)
The Blackest Tennis Club in the World (Tennismagazine)
I Can't Take It
At Jam Master Jay's Funeral (unpublished)

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