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
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- Marvin Lindsay
Truth This book just cements the reason I felt his music to begin with. Well written and easy to read.
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- 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
Bonkers: The Story of Dizzee Rascal
Dylan Kwabena Mills better known as Dizzee Rascal has evolved from cutting edge pioneer of grime and hip hop into one of Britain s biggest pop stars And the East London rapper songwriter and record producer did it without compromising his startlingly original vision and persona Paul Lester traces Dizzee s career first as a pirate radio DJ aged 16 then as a member of grime collective the Roll Deep Crew and finally as a solo artist In this no holds barred account read about Dizzee s brush with death in Ayia Napa his unlikely appearance on BBC2 s Newsnight where he was grilled about politics by Jeremy Paxman and the stories behind his hits and special projects
Jay-Z: The King of America
Jay Z King of America is the first in depth biography to dissect the lifeand music of the most successful rapper of all time From crack dealing onthe mean streets of New York to million dollar deals at the highest echelonsof music industry Jay Z s story is a whole new kind of AmericanDream Updated to include recent turbulence with KanyeWest rumours of an affair with Rhianna his latest album MagnaCarta Holy Grail and troubles with his streaming serviceTidal this is the most complete biography of Jay Zavailable Author Mark Beaumont has interviewed Jay Z Kanye West Busta Rhymes LLCool J Damon Dash Dr Dre Rick Rubin and more Revealing insights from theseencounters inform this no holds barred biography of a great American successstory Along his winding path Jay Z shattered barriersin rap music and has done more than anyone to make the genre the globalcrossover success it is today This book includes detailed accounts of all 12of his albums including the seminal classic Reasonable Doubt the landmark Blueprint trilogy and his latest gem Magna Carta Holy Grail Mark Beaumont traces Jay Z sascent to hip hop s throne and his pivotal role in forging modern rapmusic Taking in all of the drug busts knife attacks entrepreneurial brilliance premature retirements and secret weddings thisis Jay Z s hard knock life fullyexposed Definitely THE book to own thisChristmas and takes his rightful place at the top of our bookchart RWD magazine Leading UK urban music mag
The Dark Story of Eminem
The Dark Story of Eminem is the best selling ground breaking biography of Marshall Mathers tracing his fierce rise from the schools and factories of Detroit to global superstardom Now updated to investigate the violent death of his best friend Proof his debilitating drug addiction four year disappearance from the public view and his triumphant comeback album Recovery In researching this phenomenal story Nick Hasted spent much time in Detroit tracking down friends and foes of Marshall Mathers In racially divided Detroit the future rapper experienced first hand the social conflicts that would fuel his later radicalism From the depths of being a suicidal no hoper he triumphed against his class and triumphed against prejudice despite being continually reviled sued and criticised Marshall Mathers forged his way to becoming a defining cultural force of the early millennium This unflinching portrait also lays bare Eminem s relationships with his much hated mother his teenage soul mate Kim Scott his mentors Dr Dre and The Bass Brothers and his own protégé 50 Cent Never before has a book delved so deep an poignantly into this troubled figure A serious and even handed account Q magazine This is the best of a sudden flurry of biographies charting the rise of this brilliant troubled Detroit rapper Daily Telegraph