Christopher R. Weingarten is a professional freelancer living in Brooklyn, whose work can currently be seen in the Village Voice, RollingStone.com, Spin, Revolver, The Guardian, eMusic and much more. His speech, Twitter And The Death Of Music Criticism at the 140 Characters Conference in New York became a viral sensation in 2009. He reviewed 1000 of 2009's new records over Twitter on his account, @1000TimesYes. He is the shadowy figure behind hipsterpuppies.tumblr.com and is also the author of its corresponding book, upcoming via NAL/Penguin.
This is one of the best books in the 33 1/3 series.
Not much to say besides it goes into a great deal of detail about the creation of both Public Enemy's record and the many samples that comprise it.
Critics panned them and DJs - most notably Mr. Magic, which Weingarten touches on - refused to play their records.
Love this book! This album was the soundtrack of my high school years.. Knowing what went into making it made me love it more.Published 2 months ago by Visual Advantage Media
The book arrived later than it said it would arrive, which was annoying... but it's in pretty good condition (it better be cuz it was pretty expensive for a used book)Published 19 months ago by Alice Liu
This is one of the best books in the 33 1/3 series. The book provides a very wide historical context for the samples that shape the core of Nation of Millions. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jonathan Harris
The book was excellent in focusing on the album's links to other great moments in black history. It also gave a good background on what was going on before the album was recorded. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Rich L.
this book is very written with words with letters with eglase without other language usuage this was also the tilte album yes/noPublished on May 17, 2012 by gcd
The book contains a lot of background on the making of the record - PE's transition from "Yo! Bum Rush the Show," their relationship with Russell Simmons, the Beastie Boys, Rick... Read morePublished on April 21, 2011 by TMFHitman
Weingarten tackles a legendary album with the mind of a supersleuth and elucidates gems hidden in history for all fans! Get this book!Published on December 3, 2010 by J. Lombardo