. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. The new york times bestselling memoir from the legendary Gucci Mane spares no detail in this “cautionary tale that ends in triumph” GQ. It is “as wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself” Complex. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive—a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past.
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane #ad - The platinum-selling recording artist began writing his remarkable autobiography in a federal maximum security prison.
Hurricanes: A MemoirHanover Square Press #ad - Now, for the first time, dramatic and unexpectedly candid account of his early childhood, Ross offers a vivid, his tumultuous adolescence and his dramatic ascendancy in the world of hip-hop. Born william leonard roberts ii, ” in a miami at odds with the glitzy beaches, Ross grew up “across the bridge, nightclubs and yachts of South Beach.
. All the while he honed his musical talent, overcoming setback after setback until a song called “Hustlin’” changed his life forever. From the making of “hustlin’” to his first major label deal with def jam, to the controversy surrounding his past as a correctional officer and the numerous health scares, arrests and feuds he had to transcend along the way, Hurricanes is a revealing portrait of one of the biggest stars in the rap game, and an intimate look at the birth of an artist.
Hurricanes: A Memoir #ad - Still, in the midst of the chaos and danger that surrounded him, Ross flourished, first as a standout high school football player and then as a dope boy in Carol City’s notorious Matchbox housing projects. New york times bestseller*“a gripping journey. Peoplethe 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. 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.
Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Revised EditionPortfolio #ad - This book explains just how Jay-Z propelled himself from the bleak streets of Brooklyn to the heights of the business world. But despite jay-z's success, there are still many Americans whose impressions of him are foggy, outdated, or downright incorrect. Empire state of mind tells the story behind jay-z's rise to the top as told by the people who lived it with him- from classmates at Brooklyn's George Westinghouse High School; to the childhood friend who got him into the drug trade; to the DJ who convinced him to stop dealing and focus on music.
I'm not a businessman-I'm a business, man. Jay-z some people think Jay-Z is just another rapper. The jay-z branded Jeep that was scrapped just before going into production. The reality is, no matter what you think Jay-Z is, he first and foremost a business. Jay-z's tale is compelling not just because of his celebrity, but because it embodies the rags-to-riches American dream and is a model for any entrepreneur looking to build a commercial empire.
Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Revised Edition #ad - He'll profit at every turn of your day. The financial ramifications of his marriage to Beyonce. Surprisingly to many, he honed his business philosophy not at a fancy B school, but on the streets of Brooklyn, New York and beyond as a drug dealer in the 1980s. Carter sneakers, catch a nets basketball game in the afternoon, and grab dinner at The Spotted Pig before heading to an evening performance of the Jay-Z-backed Broadway musical Fela! and a nightcap at his 40/40 Club.
The real story behind his association with Armand de Brignac champagne.
The Art & Science of Respect: A Memoir by James PrinceN-The-Water Publishing #ad - In his memoir, he explains how he earned his reputation as one of the most respected men in Hip Hop. For decades, serial entrepreneur James Prince presided over Rap-A-Lot Records, one of the first and most successful independent rap labels. 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.
By staying true to his three principles of heart, and commitment, loyalty, and an unwavering faith in God, he has defeated many adversaries. Whether battling the systemic cycle of poverty, record label executives, or corrupt DEA agents, boxing promoters, Prince has always emerged victorious. Respect isn't given, it's earned.
Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create ItAtria Books #ad - This journey to truth begins in the small town of moncks corner, lena Dunham, South Carolina, Kevin Hart, Jay Z, Malcolm Gladwell, and leads to New York and headline-grabbing interviews and insights from celebrities like Kanye West, and Hillary Clinton. Black privilege lays out all the great wisdom charlamagne’s been given from many mentors, and tells the uncensored story of how he turned around his troubled early life 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.
These life-learned principles include: -there are no losses in life, we just need to access it by combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty no matter the cost, only lessons -Give people the credit they deserve for being stupid—starting with yourself -It’s not the size of the pond but the hustle in the fish -When you live your truth, no one can use it against you -We all have privilege, Charlamagne hopes Black Privilege will empower you to live your own truth.
Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It #ad - . An instant new york times bestseller! charlamagne Tha God—the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off, ” cohost of Power 105. 1’s the breakfast club, and “the most important voice in hip-hop”—shares his eight principles for unlocking your God-given privilege. In black privilege, charlamagne presents his often controversial and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success.
BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia FamilySt. Martin's Press #ad - Ruthlessness fueled bMF's rise to incredible power; greed and that same ruthlessness led to their downfall. When the brothers began clashing in 2003, the flashy and beloved Big Meech risked it all on a shot at legitimacy in the music industry. After a decade in the drug game, bentleys and ferraris, the Flenorys had it all—a fleet of Maybachs, a 500-man workforce operating in six states, and an estimated quarter of a billion in drug sales.
Utilizing a high-stakes wiretap operation, the feds inched toward their goal of destroying the Flenory's empire and ending the reign of a crew suspected in the sale of thousands of kilos of cocaine — and a half-dozen unsolved murders. Yet even as bmf was attracting celebrity attention, its crew members created a cult of violence that struck fear in a city and threatened to spill beyond the boundaries of the drug underworld.
BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family #ad - They socialized with music mogul sean "diddy" combs, did business with New York's king of bling Jacob "The Jeweler" Arabo, and built allegiances with rap superstars Young Jeezy and Fabolous. At the same time, a team of investigators who had pursued BMF for years began to prey on the organization's weaknesses.
In the early 1990s, terry "southwest t, demetrius "big meech" Flenory and his brother, " rose up from the slums of Detroit to build one of the largest cocaine empires in American history: the Black Mafia Family.
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Sweet Jones: Pimp C's Trill Life StoryShreveport Ave #ad - Sweet jones pays tribute to the extremely talented - yet bipolar and complex - musician who embodied the Southern dream. Written by the founder and editor-in-chief of esteemed southern rap publication ozone magazine and compiled from interviews with pimp c himself, trae, Paul Wall, 8Ball & MJG, Jazze Pha, and hundreds of friends, David Banner, Too $hort, and Willie D of the Geto Boys, Mannie Fresh, and collaborators like Snoop Dogg, Scarface, his mother and manager Weslyn "Mama Wes" Monroe, family members, UGK rap partner Bun B, Slim Thug, 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.
Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on MeAtria Books #ad - His second book “cements the radio personality’s stance in making sure he’s on the right side of history when it comes to society’s growing focus on mental health, while helping remove the negative stigma” Billboard. However, even after achieving national prominence as a radio personality, Charlamagne still found himself paralyzed by anxiety and distrust.
Ironically, charlamagne’s fear of failure—of falling into the life of stagnation or crime that caught up so many of his friends and family in his hometown of Moncks Corner—has been the fuel that has propelled him to success. Being anxious doesn’t serve the same purpose anymore. While it may seem like he’s ahead of the game, he is actually plagued by anxieties, the fear of being a bad dad, such as the fear of losing his roots, and the fear of being a terrible husband.
Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me #ad - Charlamagne tha god, new york Times bestselling author of Black Privilege and always provocative cohost of Power 105. 1’s the breakfast club, reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxieties. Being “shook” is more than a rap lyric for Charlamagne, it’s his mission to overcome.
In the national bestseller shook one, Charlamagne 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. Through therapy, he’s figuring out how to get over the irrational fears that won’t take him anywhere positive. Here, in shook one, friends, he is working through these problems—many of which he traces back to cultural PTSD—with help from mentors, and therapy.
Nipsey Hussle - A Secret Biography of an Icon and West Coast Hero: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Nipsey Hussle Rapper Extraordinaire#ad - She got the role, shot the pilot and even performed stunts. However, she had to make an extremely tough decision when she started expecting their son. She chose their family. Lauren also has a 9-year-old son Cameron with Lil Wayne. It has not been has not been approved or endorsed by the Nipsey Hussle or his associates.
They usually did not post their children's pictures on social media, with only a few exceptions. John singleton picked her for Snowfall. They began their relationship after some time. Nipsey recently praised Lauren for the sacrifice she made for their family. This was a dream role for her. He dated actress lauren London from 2013 till his death in 2019.
Nipsey Hussle - A Secret Biography of an Icon and West Coast Hero: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Nipsey Hussle Rapper Extraordinaire #ad - They have a son named kross together, who was born on the 31st of August, 2016. What paved the way for their long-term love story was when London wanted to buy Hussle’s mixtapes for her co-stars. Get to know the "real" nipsey hussle - behind the musichere's Just a Taste What You'll See In This Concise Nispey Hussle Biography:Personal Life Hussle has a daughter named Emani from a previous relationship.
When they appeared in GQ in white clothes on a horse, it sparked engagement rumors. A great tribute to a true hero that transcended music!Click to download and read now!Note: This is an unofficial tribute book to Nipsey Hussle from a fan, for a fan to support his legacy.
JAY-Z: Made in AmericaSt. Martin's Press #ad - . Using extensive passages from jay-z’s lyrics, an advocate for racial justice and a business, an aesthete, 'Made in America' examines the rapper’s role as a poet, man, but devotes much of its energy to Hova the Hustler. Allison stewart, the washington post"dyson's incisive analysis of JAY-Z's brilliance not only offers a brief history of hip-hop's critical place in American culture, but also hints at how we can best move forward.
Questlovejay-z: made in america is the fruit of michael eric Dyson’s decade of teaching the work of one of the greatest poets this nation has produced, as gifted a wordsmith as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Rita Dove. But as a rapper, he’s sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an artist he’s been for so long.
As he enters his fifties, and to mark his thirty years as a recording artist, this is the perfect time to take a look at JAY-Z’s career and his role in making this nation what it is today. This book wrestles with the biggest themes of jay-z's career, including hustling, criminal justice, and it recognizes the way that he’s always weaved politics into his music, making important statements about race, black wealth and social injustice.
JAY-Z: Made in America #ad - In many ways, or trump’s america, this is jay-z’s America as much as it’s Pelosi’s America, or Martin Luther King’s America. Now a new york times, usa today, and publisher's weekly bestseller"dyson writes with the affection of a fan but the rigor of an academic. Jay-z has given this country a language to think with and words to live by.
Featuring a Foreword by Pharrell.