The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters, Basic Books, 2008
Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy
Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America Wesleyan University Press, 1994
Microphone Fiends: Youth Music and Culture Edited by, Andrew Ross and Tricia Rose, Routledge, 1994
"The Hip Hop Summit" Crisis Magazine, September 2001.
"Whose Story is it Anyway?: Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson as Love Story? Essence, February 2001.
"2 Inches or a Yard: Censoring TLC" in Ella Sholhat ed., Cross Talk: Anthology of Multicultural Feminism, MIT Press, 1999
"Race, Class and the Pleasure/Danger Dialectic: Rewriting Black Female Teenage Sexuality in the Popular Imagination" in Elizabeth Long ed., Sociology of Culture, Blackwell Press, 1998.
"Cultural Survivalisms and Marketplace Subversions: Black Popular Culture and Politics into the 21st Century", in Joseph Adjaye ed., Language, Rhythm and Sound: Black Popular Cultures into the 21st Century, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997.
Review of William Julius Wilson, The Bridge Over the Racial Divide, Boston Book Review, December 1999
"Fighting Intellectual Containment" review of Patricia Hill-Collins Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Justice Boston Book Review, December 1998
"Review of Sasha Torres, ed., Living Color: Race & Television in the United States Book Forum, Winter 1998
"Review of Angela Davis's Blues Legacies" Village Voice, February 1998
"Feminism and its Discontents" review of Wendy Kaminer's True Love Waits and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese's Feminism is Not the Story of My Life Women's Review of Books, September, 1996
"Sister without Sisters," review of Sister Souljah's No Disrespect Women's Review of Books, Spring, 1995
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