Oblong Online: Shea Serrano, HIP-HOP (AND OTHER THINGS)

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Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 8:00pm
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Hosted by Twelve Books & Grand Central Publishing with Oblong Books, Brookline Booksmith, Books Are Magic, Northshire Bookstore & Midtown Scholar.

Join  #1 New York Times bestselling author Shea Serrano as he talks about HIP-HOP (AND OTHER THINGS) with Nadirah Simmons.

Shea Serrano, photo credit Lamari SerranoHip-Hop and Other Things by Shea Serrano. Jacket Cover.

Hip-Hop (And Other Things), combines the smooth hipness of Tribe Called Quest, the hellfire of DMX, the quirky brilliance of Missy Elliot, and the sheer, unstoppable flow of Jay-Z into one enlightened compendium of hip-hop greatness.

"Paging through Serrano's MOVIES (AND OTHER THINGS) is like taking a long drive at night with a friend; there's that warmth and familiarity where the chat is more important than the fastest route from Point A to Point B. [MOVIES] is like a textbook gone right; your attention couldn't wander if it tried. With a foreword by John Leguizamo and an afterword by Don Cheadle, movie buffs have no excuse not to lose themselves in this oddball book."

The New York Times

"Shea Serrano's Basketball (And Other Things) is equal parts hilarious and enlightening...this is the ultimate book on basketball fandom."


"Even if you're a basketball novice or die-hard Spurs fan like Shea, this is a perfect companion to his Rap Year Book: full of myths, what-ifs, and hyperspecific fanaticism."

— Vulture

Pre-order your copy of HIP-HOP (AND OTHER THINGS) below to get access to this exclusive event.

Link to access will be emailed to purchasers 24 hours prior to the event.

Nadirah Simmons is a writer and digital content creator committed to preserving Black history, Hip-Hop history, and pop culture, as well as finding new ways to tell stories on television and the internet. In 2018 she was inspired to put her love of Hip-Hop, Black history, and Black womanhood and her producing and writing skills into practice. She created The Gumbo, an innovative space in media for the creative excellence and activism of Black women in Hip-Hop and a safe haven free of politics. The Gumbo’s goal is to inspire creative leadership and contribute to a cultural shift that reframes, re-energizes and reimagines Black women and their relationship with Hip-Hop through dynamic content, events, and the dissemination of vital information on developments in the genre.


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By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781538730225
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 3-8 Days
Published: Twelve - October 26th, 2021