Touré is the French transcription of a West African surname (the English transcription is Turay). The name is probably derived from tùùré, the word for 'elephant' in Soninké, the language of the Ghana Empire.
Touré (born Touré Neblett; March 20, 1971) is an American writer, music journalist, cultural critic, and television personality. He was a co-host of the TV show The Cycle on MSNBC. He was also a contributor to MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show, and the host of Fuse's Hiphop Shop and On the Record. He serves on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. He taught a course on the history of hip hop at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, part of the Tisch School of the Arts in New York.
Touré is the author of several books, including The Portable Promised Land (2003), Soul City (2004), Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means To Be Black Now (2011) and I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon (2013).
Usage examples of "toure".
Henry, as a courtesy granted to Harry Hopkins, you toured the Moscow front at a bad moment in 1941.
Journey JULY 2 Rahm toured the gheno today with the Dutch Jew who will direct the film.
Jessica had already discussed the fact that two of the victims now had been passengers on vacation buses that toured the national parks, a third victim had worked in one of the parks, and that this seemed the only tenuous thread connecting the various victims.
I ran up the mileage on the rented car while Tim and I toured Allentown for a place to lunch.
I think some of it was a joint effort with the other guys I was out touring with.
I was touring round the States and Mexico and Canada with a band called Free Fall in an old school bus?
They were working in the sort of atmosphere that Astor always hoped would surround his touring days but which was rarely achieved in practice.
She knew exactly what I was talking about, and we spent the day touring the best jewelers in Dallas.
They were at the open gate, where a large old touring car was waiting.
He groped back to the entrance, bargained in sign language with a cab driver in a rusty red Packard touring car, and paid a crazy price for a ride to the Amirabad base.
Politely, Mal began his first visit perusing my bookshelves, Felicity touring along on his shoulder.
Paul is the ideal touring companion because he never argues and never complains.
The government would have much preferred that we spend our time lecturing at the university, meeting with educators and political leaders, touring game preserves and museums.
Senators Hartmann and Lyons and the other political delegates lunched with the city commissioners today, but the rest of us spent the afternoon touring this free international city in closed limousines with bulletproof windshields and special underbody armor to withstand bomb blasts.
Tachyon and Senator Hartmann and their entire party of touring Europeans know this?