This is one of the best books in the 33 1/3 series.
Weingarten argues that the back story of each of the samples that makes the music of It Takes a Nation are essentially important to the new songs that were created.
Critics panned them and DJs - most notably Mr. Magic, which Weingarten touches on - refused to play their records.
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 14 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 15 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 17 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