MahoganyBooks hosts Justin Tinsley, senior reporter with ESPN's The Undefeated

Monthly book club to discuss Tinsley's biography of rapper Notorious B.I.G.
WASHINGTON - Aug. 30, 2022 - PRLog -- MahoganyBooks monthly book club hosts Justin Tinsley, senior reporter with ESPN's The Undefeated, to discuss his biography of rapper Notorious B.I.G. Tinsley's "It Was All a Dream" is a fresh, insightful telling of the life beyond the legend. Published on the rapper's 50th birthday, this biography is based on extensive interviews with those who knew and loved Biggie, including neighbors, friends, DJs, party promoters, and journalists. The book places Biggie's life in context, both within the history of rap, but also the wider cultural and political forces that shaped him, including Caribbean immigration, the Reagan era disinvestment in public education, street life, the war on drugs, mass incarceration, and the booming, creative, and influential 1990s music industry. The discussion will take place on Friday, September 2, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at MahoganyBooks Anacostia, 1231 Good Hope Road S.E.

"This biography is a must-read for all die-hard hip hop fans. Tinsley provides a deeply reported, timely new biography on one of our time's most talented and beloved hip-hop artists. MahoganyBooks is excited to provide a platform for fresh, new authors such as Justin Tinsley," stated Derrick Young, co-founder, and co-owner of MahoganyBooks.

Journalist Justin Tinsley has written thought-provoking commentary and journalism on various subjects, including Marvin Gaye, Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Serena Williams, Kendrick Lamar, and Cardi B. He focuses on the intersection of sports, race, and culture. He is a regular panelist on ESPN's daily sports debate talk show "Around the Horn" and released a multi-episode "30 for 30" podcast, The King of Crenshaw, on the late rapper, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist Nipsey Hussle. A graduate of Hampton University and Georgetown University, he lives in Washington, D.C.

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About MahoganyBooks

Started in 2007 by husband and wife Derrick and Ramunda Young, MahoganyBooks has one of the largest online inventories of books for and about people of the African Diaspora. It has grown from being exclusively an online bookstore to opening the doors of its first physical location in the historic Washington, DC neighborhood of Anacostia in 2014, then its flagship location at National Harbor, Prince George's County, Maryland, in 2021. Founders of Black Books Matter Day, Derrick and Ramuda's love for culture, community, and connection and their desire to see books empower others as it had empowered them. Over the years, MahoganyBooks has connected readers to writers for exciting and thought-provoking literary events with the likes of President Barack Obama, the late U.S. Representative John Lewis, Walter Mosley, Chimamanda Adichie, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Misty Copeland, Gabrielle Union, and D.C.'s "Mayor for Life" Marion Barry among others.

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