Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest Book Review
In his signature style, blending deeply personal essays with pop culture analysis, Hanif guides us on a tour through rap’s history. It’s not an exhaustive dive into every corner of the genre, focusing instead on everything in A Tribe Called Quest’s orbit. Which is a hugely influential one! They were central to the way rap music evolved especially in the early 90s. More than facts, though, this book treats each of Tribe’s members with tenderness, allowing space for the reader to get to know them as individuals, and as a group, and as a cultural force, and as a political moment.