BET, DBrad & Me
Paperback, 282 Pages
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Using hip hop music as a guide, David K. Far-El explores how the effects of symbolism, and mythology through urban and mainstream music and film help shape today's society.David K. Far-El has had a rollercoaster ride through the entertainment industry. From production assistant to producer to Director, he has seen behind the curtains of B.E.T. shows such as RapCity, 106 & Park,Creator of "Spring Bling", he has worked on The Chappelle's Show, countless videos, and interviews during the rise of today's sports and music stars. All along the way, David K Far-El shares his humorous account of what really goes on when the camera shut off!
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Nov 16, 2011BET, DBrad & Me By David K. Far-El is an amazing book, I encourage anyone & everyone to get their hands on it and read it..I would like to make mention of my favorite spot in the book..Part 3: ME The Ranting Of A Logical Mind, because as interesting and fun as it was to read about the industry..the artists & sports personalities & as disheartening as it was to learn about some treacherous people & solem events. It is also empowering..enlightening & encouraging to read David K. Far El's truth. Their is no equal or comparison to the genious that is David K. Far El's truth (mind body & soul )and in my humble opinion BET, DBrad & Me is an outstanding ingenious modern masterpiece. I know you may be thinking I laid it on thick...but read the book & I'm sure you will agree. Fun, educational & at times even emotional..it will have u laughing, it will make you cry & even take you down memory lane. Overall magnificent read.I L♥ve this book and it will... More > remain permanently one of my all time fave reads.< Less
Aug 22, 2011High five stars or ten for that matter, this book is thought provoking, exciting and a great lesson for anyone that enjoys black entertainment. There is so much to reference and the timely fashion of events that occurred in the hip hop industry. I can't thank David enough for your release and documenting what was in my thoughts as well were cleared up, instantly after reading it. I passed it on to so many of my people because they needed to see whats really real about the entertainment world,even from the prison it is not all fun but its needed to be documented. Thank you David for sharing...
Aug 13, 2011I give MAJOR credit to the author for having the courage to expose not necessarily B.E.T. - but for exposing his experience so that many who've had a similar experience can make sense out of it. And for the people who will encounter a similar experience in the future - this book enables them to recognize the BS when they see it. In the process of sharing his voyage in the entertainment field the author just happens to expose B.E.T. for what it is: A wasted good idea. I was aware that all kinds of sick s#!t went on in the entertainment world but I could not believe the extent to which it existed behind the scenes at B.E.T. This book shows how this once trendsetting network didn't trust their own instincts and regressed to the corny network that it is now - just waiting for direction from other networks such as MTV. I once heard someone refer to the acronym B.E.T. as Beige Entertainment Television. After reading this book I understood why and truly see why the 'adjusted' acronym is so... More > appropriate. If you want to read about what REALLY happens behind the scenes - not just with B.E.T - but in the entertainment business in general, THIS book is a must read!! The author is knowledgeable and appears to be forthright, holding back nothing. You won't find another book like this because most who know about what this book covers are not bold enough to share it with the world out of fear they'll be 'black balled' or face career backlash. I have to thank the author and commend him for his courage. The book was extremely enlightening. It's one of those books you can't put down and want to tow around with you until you finish it regardless of how hectic your schedule is. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!< Less
Jul 5, 2011There is an intelligence woven throughout the fabric of this 'book' & I don't know how else to say it other than, this is the best book I've read in my LIFE. No it doesn't have all the 'metaphysical mumbo-jumbo' that we look for in our young 'black' cultural analysts, but it was all the way down to earth, rational & with very good reason. Going through hard times its very much so a pleasure to find relativity. This can help a lot of people in similar or different situations - this is not only deep, its very introspective for the author it is also educational & historical. Buy this book asap!
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- Alxtrkrawly Project (Standard Copyright License)
- 2nd Edition
- KingPen Ink Publishing Group
- July 1, 2011
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.06 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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