Tuesday, November 07, 2006
"He was rapping before they called it rap." Taschen releases massive tome of Ali's wisdom
"He was rapping before they called it rap."
Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records
Ali Rap: Muhammad Ali the First Heavyweight
by George Lois
Published by Taschen
This book contains over 300 rap rhythms, witticisms, insults, wisecracks, politically incorrect quips, courageous stands and words of inspiration from the mind, heart and soul of the brash young Cassius Clay, as he steadily grew into the magnificent man who is Muhammad Ali. From a narcissistic self-promoter who eventually became a man of enduring spirituality through a journey of formidable tests, Ali has emerged as a true superhero in the annals of American history, and the Worldwide Ambassador of Courage and Conviction. This fresh, first-person book serves as a hilarious and moving hands-on autobiography by Muhammad Ali, the intrepid man of action who spoke in soundbites, all wittily and powerfully visualized by the provocateur graphic designer, George Lois.