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Basic Black; Conversation With Author Brian Coleman, A


CC Master Basic Black: A Conversation with Brian Coleman Show #3906 Broadcast Date: December 13 Producer Valerie Linson Length: 26:46

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Basic Black
Conversation With Author Brian Coleman, A
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THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.

Series release date: 1/8/1998

Program Description

A Conversation with Author Brian Coleman Often lost in any discussion of hip-hop music is the creative process that contributes to some of the past and present classics of the genre. In his book Check The Technique: Liner Notes for Hip Hop Junkies, Brian Coleman recounts the stories behind the creation of hits by Public Enemy, Run-DMC, The Roots, The Fugees and many more.

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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