Miryam Cuppone Cuppone itibaren Lydenburg, Güney Afrika
My friends and I read this on a road trip from New Orleans to North Carolina. I think all of us were pretty skeptical of Nik Cohn,aged white dude coming out of the british rock scene dealing with his own racism by hurling himself into the New Orleans Bounce rap scene. He won us all over though. A lot of what Cohn talks about is stuff I've thought about heavily, being, myself, a white dude with complicated feelings about our own relationships to New Orleans and it's music. Plus the chapter about trying to record 19 year old rapper Choppa's album is one of the funniest things I've ver read. Picture a thugged-out 19 year old with a mouth full of gold sitting down in the recording booth in an act of protest towards the beat he was given, or 20 something people (including 60 year old Cohn himself) squeezing into the same tiny booth to sing a group chorus hook about ridn' on 20 inch dubs.