About the Author
Nelson George is the author of eight books, including Elevating the Game, The Death of Rhythm and Blues, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, Where Did Our Love Go?, Seduced, and most recently, the highly praised Buppies, B-Boys, Baps & Bohos. A graduate of St. John’s University, he was Billboard’s black music editor for seven years before becoming a regular columnist for The Village Voice in 1989. He is a coauthor of the screenplays for the films Strictly Business and CB4 and a Grammy Award winner for James Brown’s album Startime. George was born and grew up in Brooklyn, New York.