Nelson George, one of the leading critics of black American culture -- during the last two decades, he's published more than a dozen books on the history of R&B, basketball and hip-hop and has also collaborated on film projects with Spike Lee, Chris Rock and Halle Berry -- brings us his latest documentary, Smart Black People, which features personalities who left their stamp on America in the 1980s, including Greg Tate, Michele Wallace, Russell Simmons, and is based on George's latest book, Post-Soul Nation.
"An hour long documentary I produced and directed, Smart Black People is a record of two panel discussions I sponsored a few years back in support of my book Post-Soul Nation. For anyone interested in black pop culture in the go-go '80s this will be both insightful and fun. Reggie Hudlin, Greg Tate, Barry Michael Cooper, Michelle Wallace, Lynell George, Kool Moe Dee and Russell Simmons are among the old heads kicking the ballistics in Harlem and Beverly Hills." ~ Nelson George
Bonus with DVD: One on one interviews with several panel members (Greg Tate, Barry Michael Cooper, Michele Wallace and Nelson George) and An essay by Nelson George on the era.