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Crazy late notice, as usual, but tonight I'm reading at the 92nd street Y in Tribeca from Adam Bradley's The Anthology of Rap. 


I'm paired with a bunch of big-shots--Grandmaster Caz, Imani Perry, Toure, Immortal Technique, Farai Chideya, LaTasha Diggs and Adam Mansbach--who I'm expecting to bring the pain. Stop pass and watch me try to keep up.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. More

Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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