The Author

Author Photograph by Bruce Edwards

As vice president of A&R, black music at Capitol Records, Wayne Edwards brought Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ’Em, one of the biggest selling rap albums of all time, to the label. The album featured the smash single “U Can’t Touch This,” the inspiration for the title of Edwards’s first book. Other industry positions Edwards held include staff writer, product manager, West Coast marketing director, and director of A&R, black music, for CBS Records, and senior director of media relations for Mercury Records. Edwards holds a doctorate degree in sociology from City University of New York. He now serves as vice president for student affairs at State University of New York’s College at Old Westbury. Wayne and his wife, Jeanne, live in New York City. They are the proud parents of a son and four daughters.

Can't Touch This by Wayne Edwards