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Dave Tompkins

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Dave Tompkins, a former columnist for The Wire, writes frequently on about hip-hop and popular music. His work has appeared in Vibe, The Village Voice, Wax Poetics, and The Believer. Nearly a decade in the making, this is his first book.

Books by Dave Tompkins

How To Wreck A Nice Beach

The history of the vocoder: how popular music hijacked the Pentagon's speech scrambling weapon

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