. Tonia taylor's life changed forever on the night that her friend and brother Jermaine "Baby Jay" was murdered. That curiosity eventually led her to becoming a drug dealer as well as the love interest of some of the most influential men in the game.
SNITCHING: THE STREETS ARE FAIR GAME BUT THE GAME HAS NEVER BEEN FAIRRoyal-T Publishing #ad - Times have changed. The government perpetuates this act of betrayal. The court system is filled with men sitting in the tombs and county jails waiting for their turn to get a better deal and make someone else’s life a living hell. Once upon a time snitching was a shameful act. This is the guide to how it goes down.
It’s a game of who can get their attention first as a means to avoid doing long prison terms. This book is about how the street game has never been fair. The abnormal has now become the norm. So, who’s really to blame? For years the government has afforded criminals the opportunity to race other criminals to the finish line of freedom.
SNITCHING: THE STREETS ARE FAIR GAME BUT THE GAME HAS NEVER BEEN FAIR #ad - Snitching is what the government has perpetuated as a means to solve crimes and allow criminals to escape sentences that they may very well deserve.
The Brian "Gibbs" Glaze Story: Beyond LuckyCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - After serving only eight years and eight months for his crimes, he was given a new identity and unbeknownst to his neighbors – he is now a murderer in their midst. Time stopped, i heard nothing, but felt the recoil, forcing my hand to jerk back. He has been described as the murderer with a big heart and endless charisma.
Then, the matter from her brain, being so close, head and skull splattered onto my face. It was surreal. Glaze" describes in great detail how despite being raised by a loving mother and being a church going child he became a major drug lord. I watched the bullet and sensed it travel through her head and then the sound as it exited, made everything crystal clear.
The Brian "Gibbs" Glaze Story: Beyond Lucky #ad - Beyond lucky! how does a man like brian "glaze" gibbs roll the dice and escape a death sentence, or multiple life sentences, and survived the New York City drug wars that resulted in hundreds of people being killed – too many of them by him. Brian admits he was guided by a distorted logic and the peer pressure of the inner city and the desire to be Fly: shakin, money makin and stylin’.
He started out as an enforcer for one of the most notorious drug lords and eventually became so bloodthirsty that his mentor and accomplices had to restrain him. I must have closed my eyes, because I never saw any blood as her head didn't seem to budge. I can recall, not thinking, taking my tongue licking the blood from my face and using the sleeve of my hoodie to wipe off the rest.
Crack, money, murder and brian “Glaze” Gibbs became synonymous to local and federal law enforcement agencies.
Game Over: The Rise and Transformation of a Harlem HustlerAtria Books #ad - Bio024000 .
Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A MemoirRandom House #ad - New york times bestseller • “dapper dan is a legend, an icon, a beacon of inspiration to many in the Black community. He witnessed, profited from, and despised the rise of two drug epidemics. Decade after decade, dapper Dan discovered creative ways to flourish in a country designed to privilege certain Americans over others.
But before he reinvented haute couture, a teen who daringly gambled drug dealers out of their money, he was a hungry boy with holes in his shoes, and a young man in a prison cell who found nourishment in books. And rakim, salt-n-pepa, alpo martinez, big daddy kane, ll Cool J, Mike Tyson, Naomi Campbell, Diddy, Jam Master Jay, and Jay-Z.
Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir #ad - In this remarkable memoir, he tells his full story for the first time. It’s about tenacity, love, curiosity, hustle, artistry, and a singular determination to live our dreams out loud. Ava duvernay, dapper dan pioneered high-end streetwear in the 1980s, director of selma, and a wrinkle in timenamed one of thE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY VANITY FAIR With his now-legendary store on 125th Street in Harlem, remixing classic luxury-brand logos into his own innovative, 13th, glamorous designs.
His story isn’t just about fashion. And when he turned his attention to fashion, he did so with the energy and curiosity with which he approaches all things: learning how to treat fur himself when no one would sell finished fur coats to a Black man; finding the best dressed hustler in the neighborhood and converting him into a customer; staying open twenty-four hours a day for nine years straight to meet demand; and, emerging as a world-famous designer whose looks went on to define an era, finally, dressing cultural icons including Eric B.
He is pure American style. André leon talley, Vogue contributing editor and author.
The Crack Era: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Kevin Chiles PaperbackDon Diva global #ad - The rise and fall and Redemption of Kevin Chiles.
Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical GeniusAmistad #ad - On the heels of kendrick lamar’s pulitzer prize, as the world begins to recognize the creative side of Hip-Hop, comes a writing guide from a musician and "The greatest MC of all time, " Rakim. The musician and hip hop legend—hailed as “the greatest MC of all time” and compared to Thelonious Monk—reimagines the writing handbook in this memoir and guide that incorporates the soulful genius, confidence, and creativity of a master artist.
When he exploded on the music scene, complexity, adding layers, musicality, depth, musical genius Rakim was hailed for his brilliant artistic style, and soul to rap. It is also a rare glimpse into rakim’s private life, full of entertaining personal stories from his youth on Long Island growing up in a home and community filled with musiciansto the clubs of New York and the studios of Los Angeles during his rise to the top of popular music.
Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius #ad - . More than anyone, Rakim has changed the way MCs rhyme. L. Cool J. Part memoir, writing, sweat the technique offers insight into how Rakim thinks about words, part writing guide, music, and rhyming as it teaches writers of all levels how to hone their craft. He is not just a great songwriter—he’s a great modern writer.
Rakim can tell a story about a down-on-his-luck man looking for a job and turn it into an epic tale and an unforgettable rhyme. And Dr.
Hurricanes: A MemoirHanover Square Press #ad - 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, 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, to the controversy surrounding his past as a correctional officer and the numerous health scares, and an intimate look at the birth of an artist.
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. Now, dramatic and unexpectedly candid account of his early childhood, Ross offers a vivid, for the first time, 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. 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.
Hurricanes: A Memoir #ad - 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.
Money, Murder & MayhemSean Branch #ad - Dontay beltre' who begins to wreak havoc on the mean streets of the city has one mission, and that is to stack his paper as he searches for his father's killer who happens to be closer than he knows. Quadrant of Washington D. C. The most anticipated novel to date; money, and mayhem is a hardcore saga of the quick rise of a young ambitious hustler, who grew up in the surfeit, Murder, cocaine pestilent Montana Terrace Housing Project in the N.
E. Money, murder and mayhem is a crucial anecdote of what life was like in the city that was dubbed the Murder Capital; where only the strong survive. This vicious tale is a powerful read that captures the true essence of the gritty and cut-throat underworld of the 80's era in the District of Columbia.
Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang MemberGrove Press #ad - Grove Press. Written in solitary confinement, kody scott’s memoir of sixteen years as a gangbanger in Los Angeles was a searing best-seller and became a classic, published in ten languages, with more than 300, 000 copies in print in the United States alone. In a document that has been compared to the autobiography of Malcolm X and Eldridge Cleaver’s Soul on Ice, Shakur makes palpable the despair and decay of America’s inner cities and gives eloquent voice to one aspect of the black ghetto experience today.
After pumping eight blasts from a sawed-off shotgun at a group of rival gang members, twelve-year-old Kody Scott was initiated into the L. A. When the inevitable jail term confined him to a maximum-security cell, member of the New Afrikan Independence Movement, black nationalist, a complete political and personal transformation followed: from Monster to Sanyika Shakur, and crusader against the causes of gangsterism.
Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member #ad - Gang the Crips. He quickly matured into one of the most formidable Crip combat soldiers, earning the name Monster” for committing acts of brutality and violence that repulsed even his fellow gang members.
The Art & Science of Respect: A Memoir by James PrinceN-The-Water Publishing #ad - Whether battling the systemic cycle of poverty, or corrupt DEA agents, boxing promoters, record label executives, Prince has always emerged victorious. By staying true to his three principles of heart, and commitment, and an unwavering faith in God, loyalty, he has defeated many adversaries. 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. In his memoir, he explains how he earned his reputation as one of the most respected men in Hip Hop. Grove Press. Respect isn't given, it's earned.