Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader

Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader
TitleFlyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2016
AuthorTate, Greg
Number of Pages356
PublisherDuke University Press
CityDurham and London
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN or ASIN Number9780822361961
KeywordsAfrican Americans, Art, black music, Film, History and Criticism, jazz, Literature, Music, Politics, popular music, United States
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Since launching his career at the Village Voice in the early 1980s Greg Tate has been one of the premiere critical voices on contemporary Black music, art, literature, film, and politics. Flyboy 2 provides a panoramic view of the past thirty years of Tate's influential work. Whether interviewing Miles Davis or Ice Cube, reviewing an Azealia Banks mixtape or Suzan-Lori Parks's Topdog/Underdog, discussing visual artist Kara Walker or writer Clarence Major, or analyzing the ties between Afro-futurism, Black feminism, and social movements, Tate's resounding critical insights illustrate how race, gender, and class become manifest in American popular culture. Above all, Tate demonstrates through his signature mix of vernacular poetics and cultural theory and criticism why visionary Black artists, intellectuals, aesthetics, philosophies, and politics matter to twenty-first-century America.