Number of page: 240
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
One of Rolling Stone’s Best Music Books of 2015From Geto Boys legend and renowned storyteller Scarface, comes a passionate memoir about how hip-hop changed the life of a kid from the south side of Houston, and how he rose to the top-and ushered in a new generation of rap dominance.
Scarface is the celebrated rapper whose hits include
- James Miller
Learned a lot about a legend.
- BLAKo vs blake
- Christopher Joseph
Love it, a must read for any Scarface fan..
- Rhasaan Robinson
The best ever Can’t believe j prince did Brad that dirty,when it came to the business of the music he was making for Rap a lot records? Wow, ain’t no love in the game just like the streets, face is as real as they come. And that’s why he is my top 3 favorite Emcees ever!! Great read
- Germaine Swanson
I suggest this book to everyone who is trying to rap for a record company
- Leslie Borden
NO MO NO LES Face is da greatest of all time there’s no one greater point blank with all due respect to Pac & Big
- Perfect Imperfection
Good book Nice to hear face’s story. Alot of this stuff I never knew.
- Melvin Peralta
- Lyna Evans
Diary Of A Mad Man I love the realiness of scarface.He grew upTough, like I did.But I never been in a mental hospital.His life story will touch alot of people.The sample of this book is so interesting.I know I will be buying the real deal.Keep doing what u do.Stay humble and Free.
Geto Boys’ The Geto Boys
At the outset of summer in 1990 a Houston gangsta rap group called the Geto Boys was poised to debut its self titled third album under the guidance of hip hop guru Rick Rubin What might have been a low profile remix release from a little known corner of the rap universe began to make headlines when the album s distributor refused to work with the group citing its violent and depraved lyrics When The Geto Boys was finally released chain stores refused to stock it concert promoters canceled the group s performances and veteran rock critic Robert Christgau declared the group sick motherfuckers One quarter of a century later the album is considered a hardcore classic having left an immutable influence on gangsta rap horrorcore and the rise of Southern hip hop Charting the rise of the Geto Boys from the earliest days of Houston s rap scene Rolf Potts documents a moment in music history when hip hop was beginning to replace rock as the transgressive sound of American youth In creating an album that was both sonically innovative and unprecedentedly vulgar the Geto Boys were accomplishing something that went beyond music To paraphrase a sentiment from Don DeLillo this group of young men from Houston s Fifth Ward ghetto had figured out the language of being noticed which is in the end the only language America understands
Kanye West: God & Monster
Kanye West is undoubtedly one of pop culture s most divisive and fascinating characters Alongside his multimillion selling albums Kanye has also launched record labels and clothing lines and in the process become one of the most respected creative and influential artists in music today The most in depth look at West s life and career to date Novelist
Death Rap: Tupac Shakur – A Life
From the creators of Godspeed The Kurt Cobain Graphic and Eminem In My Skin comes an explosive new graphic novel tracing the events leading up to the death of one of modern music s most charismatic performers Tupac One Nation Under a Gun chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of the notorious hip hop superstar Tupac Shakur the figurehead of a musical movement that came to define black culture in America and beyond Exploring the recesses of a racist damaged country the book takes the reader on a self destructive ride through the violence and corruption and greed of Los Angeles The marriage of Barnaby Legg and Jim McCarthy s incendiary writing with Flameboy s potent gritty visuals produces a new perspective on the controversial events surrounding the rise of Death Row Records the brutality of street gang warfare and murder From the hazy skies of Los Angeles to the back streets of New York this tells the story of a unique talent cut down at just 25 years of age