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JAY-Z: Made in America

JAY-Z: Made in America

Written by Michael Eric Dyson

Narrated by Nick Cannon


JAY-Z: Made in America

Written by Michael Eric Dyson

Narrated by Nick Cannon

ratings:
4.5/5 (71 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Nov 26, 2019
ISBN:
9781250750211
Format:
Audiobook

Description

This program is read by the author, and includes an introduction written by Pharrell, and read by Nick Cannon.

JAY-Z: Made in America is the fruit of Michael Eric Dyson's decade of teaching the work of one of the greatest poets this nation has produced, as gifted a wordsmith as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Rita Dove. But as a rapper, he's sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an artist he's been for so long.

This audiobook wrestles with the biggest themes of JAY-Z's career, including hustling, and it recognizes the way that he's always weaved politics into his music, making important statements about race, criminal justice, black wealth and social injustice. As he enters his fifties, and to mark his thirty years as a recording artist, this is the perfect time to take a look at JAY-Z's career and his role in making this nation what it is today. In many ways, this is JAY-Z's America as much as it's Pelosi's America, or Trump's America, or Martin Luther King's America. JAY-Z has given this country a language to think with and words to live by.

Publisher:
Released:
Nov 26, 2019
ISBN:
9781250750211
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON—distinguished University Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts & Science, and of Ethics and Society, Divinity School, and Centennial Professor at Vanderbilt University—is one of America’s premier public intellectuals and the author of New York Times bestsellers including JAY-Z, Tears We Cannot Stop, What Truth Sounds Like, and Long Time Coming. A contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, Dr. Dyson is a recipient of two NAACP Image awards and the 2020 Langston Hughes Festival Medallion. Former president Barack Obama has noted: “Everybody who speaks after Michael Eric Dyson pales in comparison.”



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  • (5/5)
    Eric Dyson is such a great poet, artist, philanthropist, and even a rapper! I love how he incorporates the struggle of black America and ties in all in to explain how a Jay-Z can arise!
  • (5/5)
    Fantastic, amazing. A great book about a great man. Very eye opening.
  • (5/5)
    His balanced view is so refreshing. I recommend all people to read this. Even people of different views and political stripes cannot miss the extreme value in this breakdown of someone who is America.
  • (5/5)
    Very insightful. Jay is one of my favorites and for this book to break down his work and life story ?
  • (4/5)
    I expected more but I liked the book. Michael Eric Dyson is the narrator not Nick Canon
  • (5/5)
    Good interested book to read and enjoy la la la