It Was All A Dream: Biggie and the World That Made Him

Get familiar with one of the greatest rappers to do it.

A titan of 90s rap and culture-at-large, Christopher Wallace — better known to the world as The Notorious B.I.G. — represents the very essence of what we think of when it comes to the rap star archetype. Culture journalist Justin Tinsley takes an exhaustive dive into the life of Biggie, his career, and the broader cultural and political forces at play, including Caribbean immigration, Reagan-era disinvestment in public education, the war on drugs, mass incarceration, and the booming 1990s music industry.

  • A holistic look at the life of one of the most important rappers of all time, and the wider cultural and political context in which he came up
  • Based on extensive interviews with his friends and peers
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • 6” x 9”
  • ISBN: 9781419750311
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