Last month I attended a book discussion with author and branding genius Steve Stoute at one of my favorite DC spots Busboys & Poets. The conversation moderated by Michael Eric Dyson was an extended question and answer session about his new book The Tanning of America: How the Culture of Hip-Hop Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy.
“Do not let the obstacles of your peers or the infrastructure of the current culture neuter your blackness.” -Steve Stoute
I walked away feeling inspired! After the discussion I purchased a copy of the book and got it signed by Mr. Stoute. Sadly I haven’t had time to pick it up yet. I’ve been slacking on my reading since finishing 3 out of the 5 books listed on my summer reading list. For the upcoming new year I really want to dedicate more time towards reading great books. I’m ready to dig into the Tanning of America. I have a feeling I will be taking plenty of notes!