Tupac Amaru Shakur - Books
Titel: Back in the Day: My Life and Times with Tupac Shakur
Autor: Darrin Keith Bastfield
Erscheinungsdatum: 1. Mai 2002
6 Jahre nach seiner Ermordung im Alter von 25 Jahren, wurde Tupac Shakur zur Legende im HipHop.
Befitting his celebrity are at least a half-dozen books on his life and death, including two "serious" biographies (Armond White's Rebel for the Hell of It and Michael Eric Dyson's Holler If You Hear Me). This latest is more in the vein of bodyguard Frank Alexander's Got Your Back, an intimate memoir by someone who was close to the rapper and knew him outside of his role as a superstar. Today a manager of musical acts, Bastfield met then-newcomer Shakur at the Baltimore School of the Arts in the mid-1980s. Interestingly, the book is written with genuine affection and comes across less as a quick cash-in project than as the author's attempt at personal closure for a lost friend. Glimpses of Shakur's occasional teenage awkwardness are contrasted with his developing talent and charisma, as well as his ability to inspire negative attention, even hatred, among his peers, by virtue of his unique combination of intelligence, sensitivity, and skill. Sure to be a hit among Shakur and hip-hop fans, this is recommended for all public libraries. (Photos not seen.) David Valencia, King Cty. Lib. Syst., Seattle
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
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