Greg Tate  

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Black culture doesn’t lack for modernist and postmoder­nist artists, just their critical equivalents. And now that, like Spielberg’s Poltergeist, they’re here, might as well face up to the fact that there’s no avoiding the recondite little suckers”--"Yo! Hermeneutics!" (1985) by Greg Tate

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Greg Tate (October 15, 1957 – December 2021) was an American writer, musician, and producer.

A long-time critic for The Village Voice, Tate focused particularly on African-American music and culture.

Also a musician himself, he was a founding member of the Black Rock Coalition and the leader of Burnt Sugar.

He is known for such pieces as "Yo! Hermeneutics!" (1985) and "Cult-Nats Meet Freaky-Deke" (1986).

He was interviewed by Mark Dery in "Black to the Future" (1994).

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