The Nelson George MixTape Book Launch

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Family Affair
04:00 PM
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Familly Affair hosts The Nelson George MIxtape w/ Nelson George
A book signing and conversation 
Join us for an intimate conversation with author and filmmaker, Nelson George, share about his latest publication - The Nelson George Mixtape: Volume 1. Come to celebrate his work that spans two decades of music history! 
Saturday 1 December 2018 
4PM - 7PM
4PM — Doors Open
5PM — Conversation with Nelson George
6PM — Book signing 
Family Affair is at 683 Haight Street (next to Groove Merchant Records) in the Lower Haight, San Francisco.
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Donations are welcome. Proceeds will go to Family Affair Gallery. 
Limited edition books and merchandise available on site. 
The Nelson George Mixtape is a limited edition hardcover anthology that gathers together articles by George from 1978–1993. Early articles for Record World and the Village Voice chronicle the birth of hip hop in New York City, leading to features on some of the biggest names in music including Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, and Quincy Jones. The publication presents many reproductions of out of print articles, as well as unpublished interviews with Bob Marley and James Jamerson and early pieces on Whitney Houston and Prince.
“I wanted this book to be as much an object as a collection of writing, a celebration of the tactile, receding world of print with the graphics of old dead magazines, myriad typefaces and the messy transcripts of interviews.” George writes in the introduction.

Hardcover160 pages, 7 ½ × 9 ½ inchesLimited edition of 150$65 
The Nelson George Mixtape will be available to ship December 1 and is currently available for presale.

Nelson George is an established author and filmmaker with a passion for telling stories of the black experience in America. George is the author of several groundbreaking histories of African American music, including Where Did Our Love Go: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound, The Death of Rhythm & Blues and Hip Hop America. As a novelist, he has written several popular novels with music themes (The Accidental Hunter, The Plot Against Hip Hop, The Lost Treasures of R&B, TO Funk and Die in LA). In television, George was a producer on the Emmy Award-winning The Chris Rock Show (HBO), a producer on Hip Hop Honors (VH1), and executive producer of the highly rated American Gangster crime series (BET).  He was a writer/producer on the Netflix series The Get Down and is an executive producer on season two of the Cinemax series Tales from the Tour Bus premiering November 2. As a filmmaker, George has co-written the screenplays to Strictly Business and CB4. He directed Queen Latifah to a Golden Globe in the HBO film Life Support, which he also co-wrote. He has directed a number of documentaries including Finding the Funk (VH1), The Announcement (ESPN), and Brooklyn Boheme (Showtime). His theatrical documentary on ballerina Misty Copeland is called A Ballerina's Tale. distributed by IFC Films. He directed The Real MVP movie (Lifetime). Nelson does most of his work through his production company, Urban Romances.


  1. Family Affair 683 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA