I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon

Touré (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Atria Books
Publish Date
October 15, 2019
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781476737409

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About the Author

Touré is an author who has published six books, including I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon and Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now, a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book. He was a TV host at MSNBC, MTV, and BET, and a correspondent at CNN. He hosts the podcast Touré Show. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, The Nation, Vogue, and many other publications. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

Reviews

"It took the singular talent and journalistic skills of Toure to capture the wild genius and larger than life influence of Prince."--Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone
"Based on his Du Bois Lectures at Harvard, Toure has written a thoughtful and compelling book that is both a full and sensitive explication of the genius of Prince's music, as well as his exemplary role as an seminal figure in contemporary American culture. It is must reading for any student of popular culture."--Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
"I'm a Prince scholar and this is the ultimate Prince book."--Questlove
Toure is one of my favorite writers and Prince is on the Mount Rushmore of modern music and this is the best book about Prince I've ever read.--Q-Tip
In terms of creativity, energy, influence, and sheer virtuosity, few musicians in my lifetime rival Prince -- and in Toure, he's met his perfect authorial match. As a fanboy of both, I was waiting excitedly for this book, but it's even better than I expected. In these illuminating pages, Toure reveals Prince as an artist and cultural force in full.--John Heilemann, coauthor of Game Change and Double Down (forthcoming)
"For those who understand how singular an artist Prince is, this book -- every bit obsessive and revelatory as its subject -- will be a great pleasure. For everyone else, it¹s mandatory. It unfolds like a good mystery, as cryptic clues are deciphered one after another."--Joe Levy, Editor, Billboard
"A worthwhile addition to the relatively small number of decent books about Prince. It's certainly bound to be a conversation (or possibly debate) starter for serious Prince fans."--The Morton Report