. His name was made as a drug dealer first, rapper second. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. His influential mixtapes and street anthems pioneered the sound of trap music. He inspired and mentored a new generation of artists and producers: Migos, Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Mike Will Made-It, Zaytoven, Metro Boomin.
It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music. It is the captivating life of an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth. The autobiography of Gucci Mane is a blunt and candid account—an instant classic. Yet every success was followed by setback. He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past—years behind bars, drug addiction, the murder charge, career highs and lows—the making of a trap god.
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The Art & Science of Respect: A Memoir by James PrinceN-The-Water Publishing #ad - In recounting his compelling life story, Prince analyzes the art and science of earning respect - and giving respect - and how to apply these principles to your own life. For decades, serial entrepreneur James Prince presided over Rap-A-Lot Records, one of the first and most successful independent rap labels.
. Whether battling the systemic cycle of poverty, record label executives, or corrupt DEA agents, boxing promoters, Prince has always emerged victorious. In his memoir, he explains how he earned his reputation as one of the most respected men in Hip Hop. Respect isn't given, it's earned. By staying true to his three principles of heart, loyalty, and an unwavering faith in God, and commitment, he has defeated many adversaries.
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Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create ItAtria Books #ad - Beginning with his journey from the small town of moncks corner, and hillary clinton, kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, South Carolina to his headline grabbing interviews with celebrities like Justin Bieber, he shares how he turned his troubled early life around by owning his many mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams, even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs.
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Hurricanes: A MemoirHanover Square Press #ad - Touchstone. In the aftermath of the 1980 race riots and the Mariel boatlift, Ross came of age at the height of the city’s crack epidemic, when home invasions and execution-style killings were commonplace. The highly anticipated memoir from hip-hop icon Rick Ross chronicles his coming of age amid Miami’s crack epidemic, his star-studded controversies and his unstoppable rise to fame.
Rick ross is an indomitable presence in the music industry, but few people know his full story. Still, ross flourished, in the midst of the chaos and danger that surrounded him, first as a standout high school football player and then as a dope boy in Carol City’s notorious Matchbox housing projects.
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Gone 'Til November: A Journal of Rikers IslandPlume #ad - Plume Books. All of this momentum came to a halt when he was convicted of possession of a firearm and sentenced to a yearlong stay at Rikers Island. A fixture in the rap game for more than a decade, winning multiple Grammy Awards, smashing long-held industry records, Lil Wayne aka Weezy had established himself as both a prolific musician and a savvy businessman, and signing up-and-coming talent like Drake and Nicki Minaj to his Young Money label.
Transfixing…wayne’s prison diary is, above all, a testament to the irrepressibility of his charisma—his is a force that can never go dormant, even when it’s not plainly on display. The new yorkerfrom rap superstar lil wayne comes Gone ’Til November, a deeply personal and revealing account of his time spent incarcerated on Rikers Island for eight months in 2010
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I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons37 Ink #ad - In his literary debut, he takes the reader on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he’s overcome each challenge to become the man he is today. Not only do you get to choose how you interpret each chapter, but your interpretation writes the next chapter, ” he says. Atria 37 ink.
He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. Kevin Hart is compact. The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero, just like the odds that are stacked against the release of a new book in this era of social media where Hart has a following of over 100 million, by the way. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief.
I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons #ad - Plume Books. Put them together and you have the funniest, success, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller. The question you’re probably asking yourself right now is: What does Kevin Hart have that a book also has? According to the three people who have seen Kevin Hart and a book in the same room, the answer is clear: A book is compact.
Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. A book has a spine that holds it together. Kevin hart has a spine that holds him together. He achieved this not just through hard work, determination, and talent: It was through his unique way of looking at the world.
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The Rose That Grew From ConcreteMTV Books #ad - Mtv books. Written in his own hand at the age of nineteen, they embrace his spirit, his energy. And his ultimate message of hope. His legacy is indomitable -- remaining vibrant and alive. Touchstone. Here now, newly discovered, are tupac's most honest and intimate thoughts conveyed through the pure art of poetry -- a mirror into his enigmatic life and its many contradictions.
His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice. Plume Books. Tupac shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete. His talent was unbounded, a raw force that commanded attention and respect. Atria 37 ink.
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The KeysCrown Archetype #ad - From snapchat sensation, business mogul, and recording artist DJ Khaled, the book They don't want you to read reveals his major keys to success. Stay away from they- don’t ever play yourself- secure the bag- Respect the code- Glorify your success- Don’t deny the heat- Keep two rooms cooking at the same time - Win, win, win no matter what Touchstone.
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Sweet Jones: Pimp C's Trill Life StoryShreveport Ave Inc #ad - Written by the founder and editor-in-chief of esteemed southern rap publication ozone magazine and compiled from interviews with pimp c himself, family members, Jazze Pha, Too $hort, Scarface, and hundreds of friends, Mannie Fresh, David Banner, and collaborators like Snoop Dogg, his mother and manager Weslyn "Mama Wes" Monroe, 8Ball & MJG, Trae, UGK rap partner Bun B, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, and Willie D of the Geto Boys, Sweet Jones is a must-read for any Southern rap fan.
A pioneer in the south's quest for respect in the hip hop world and one of the most colorful characters to emerge from the music scene which ultimately topped rap charts at the turn of the century, Chad "Pimp C" Butler's controversial life - and suspicious death in 2007 - left behind many unanswered questions, a family divided, and scores of talented new artists inspired by his group UGK's music.
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Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on MeAtria Books #ad - I’m still going to worry about my kids. Struggles that i can’t even conceive of today are still going to trip me up from time to time down the road. The Keys. Cops are still going to pull me over for no reason. Plume Books. Charlamange hopes shook One can be a call to action: Getting help is your right. Mtv books.
However, even after achieving national prominence as a radio personality, Charlamagne still found himself paralyzed by anxiety and distrust. While it may seem like he's ahead of the game, such as the fear of losing his roots, the fear of being a bad dad, he is actually plagued by anxieties, and the fear of being a terrible husband.
Now, friends, in shook one, he is working through these problems—many of which he traces back to cultural PTSD—with help from mentors, and therapy. Atria 37 ink. In the past, my focus was always on the things that cause stress. Shook one chronicles his journey to beat those fears and shows a path that you too can take to overcome the anxieties that may be holding you back.
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DecodedSpiegel & Grau #ad - By jay-Z. Heartfelt, passionate and slick. Kirkus, starred review Touchstone. The Keys. First edition, first printing, a like-new, slightly oversized hardcover, with an equally fine unclipped $35.00 dust jacket, 2010, hardly opened, 987654321, unworn, unmarked, unread, from Spiegel & Grau. Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, a moment in history, an art form, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.
Hip-hop’s renaissance man drops a classic. Mtv books. Atria 37 ink. Isbn 978-1-4000-6892-0 . Plume Books.
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