While his sophomore effort, The Massacre, sold over 1. 14 million copies in its fi rst four days of release, he has since become the fi rst artist to have four songs in the top ten of Billboard's Hot 100 since The Beatles in 1964. People want the truth. So begins from pieces to weight: once upon a time in Southside Queens, a violent and introspective memoir that reveals not only 50's story but the story of a generation of youth faced with hard choices and very little options.
From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens #ad - To a lot of people, I may be too young to reflect on life. This is my mindset and these are the things that go on. A tale of sacrifice, but it is also one of hope, transformation and redemption, determination and the power of self. Get rich or die tryin' that's what this book is about--the good times and the bad times.
50 cent has sold over 20 million records worldwide. This is what happened when I was trying to get rich before I died in Southside Queens. And they may be right.
PlaygroundRazorbill #ad - Liz tries to uncover what happened that day on the playground - a day that landed one kid in the hospital and Butterball in detention. And now he's stuck talking to a totally out-of-touch therapist named Liz. He's teased mercilessly about his weight. Thirteen-year-old Butterball doesn't have much going for him.
This devastating yet ultimately redemptive story is told in voice-driven prose and accented with drawings and photographs, making it a natural successor to The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Butterball refuses to let her in on the truth, and while he evades her questions, he takes readers on a journey through the moments that made him into the playground bully he is today.
Playground #ad - Loosely inspired by 50 cent's own adolescence, and written with his fourteen-year-old son in mind, Playground is sure to captivate wide attention - and spark intense discussion. He hates the long island suburb his mom moved them to and wishes he still lived with his dad in the city.
The 50th LawHarperStudio #ad - In the 50th law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 cent aka curtis jackson joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a “bible” for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With stories from 50 cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after the release of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, as well as examples of others who have overcome adversity through understanding and practicing the 50th Law, this deeply inspirational book is perfect for entrepreneurs as well as anyone interested in the extraordinary life of Curtis Jackson.
My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's ProdigyTouchstone #ad - My infamous life is an unblinking account of Prodigy’s wild times with Mobb Deep who, alongside rappers like Nas, The Notorious B. I. G. Jay-z, and wu-tang clan, tupac shakur, changed the musical landscape with their vivid portrayals of early ’90s street life. This is the heartbreaking journey of a child born in privilege, educated in private schools, his youth spent among music royalty like Diana Ross and Dizzy Gillespie, until a family tragedy changed everything.
Raised in the mayhem of the queensbridge projects, Prodigy rose to the dizzying heights of fame and eventually fell into the darkness of a prison cell. From one of the greatest rappers of all time, the memoir of a life cut short, a revealing look at the dark side of hip hop’s Golden Era. In this often violent but always introspective memoir, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy tells his much anticipated story of struggle, survival, and hope down the mean streets of New York City.
A truly candid memoir, part fearless confessional and part ode to the concrete jungles of New York City, from the front line of the last great moment in hip hop history. Recently released after serving three and a half years in state prison due to what many consider an unlawful arrest by a rumored secret NYPD hip hop task force, Prodigy is ready to talk about his life as one of rap’s greatest legends.
My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy #ad - It is a firsthand chronicle of legendary rap feuds like the east coast–west coast rivalry; Prodigy’s beefs with Jay-Z, Russell Simmons, Ja Rule, Snoop Dogg, and Capone-N-Noreaga; and run-ins with prodigal hit makers and managers like Puff Daddy, Nas, Chris Lighty, Irv Gotti, and Lyor Cohen. For the first time, his life of crime, he gives an intimate look at his family background, his battles with drugs, his relentless suffering with sickle-cell anemia, and much more.
Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Revised EditionPortfolio #ad - 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. The jay-z branded Jeep that was scrapped just before going into production.
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. He also includes new information on jay-z's various business dealings, such as: *The feature movie about Jay-Z and his first basketball team that was filmed by Fab 5 Freddy in 2003 but never released.
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. And as much as martha Stewart or Oprah, he has turned himself into a lifestyle. He'll profit at every turn of your day. Others see him as just another celebrity/mega-star.
Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Revised Edition #ad - Zack o'malley greenburg draws on his one-on-one interviews with hip-hop luminaries such as dj clark Kent, Damon Dash, Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Brathwaite, Questlove of The Roots, MC Serch; NBA stars Jamal Crawford and Sebastian Telfair; and recording industry executives including Craig Kallman, CEO of Atlantic Records.
You can wake up to the local radio station playing Jay-Z's latest hit, spritz yourself with his 9IX cologne, slip on a pair of his Rocawear jeans, lace up your Reebok S. The reality is, no matter what you think Jay-Z is, he first and foremost a business.
The Autobiography of Gucci ManeSimon & Schuster #ad - 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. The platinum-selling recording artist began writing his remarkable autobiography in a federal maximum security prison.
For the first time Gucci Mane tells his extraordinary story in his own words. He was sober, focused, smiling, and positive—a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past. A critically acclaimed classic, the autobiography of Gucci Mane “provides incredible insight into one of the most influential rappers of the last decade, detailing a volatile and fascinating life.
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane #ad - . By the end, every reader will have a greater understanding of Gucci Mane, the man and the musician” Pitchfork.
BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia FamilySt. Martin's Press #ad - At the same time, a team of investigators who had pursued BMF for years began to prey on the organization's weaknesses. 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.
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. 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.
BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family #ad - In the early 1990s, demetrius "big meech" flenory and his brother, Terry "Southwest T, " rose up from the slums of Detroit to build one of the largest cocaine empires in American history: the Black Mafia Family. After a decade in the drug game, the flenorys had it all—a fleet of Maybachs, a 500-man workforce operating in six states, Bentleys and Ferraris, and an estimated quarter of a billion in drug sales.
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.
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. 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.
. Written by the founder and editor-in-chief of esteemed southern rap publication ozone magazine and compiled from interviews with pimp c himself, scarface, Jazze Pha, David Banner, and Willie D of the Geto Boys, and hundreds of friends, Too $hort, Trae, family members, his mother and manager Weslyn "Mama Wes" Monroe, UGK rap partner Bun B, 8Ball & MJG, and collaborators like Snoop Dogg, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Mannie Fresh, Sweet Jones is a must-read for any Southern rap fan.
DecodedSpiegel & Grau #ad - . Part autobiography, part lavishly illustrated commentary on the author’s own work, Decoded gives the reader a harrowing portrait of the rough worlds Jay-Z navigated in his youth, while at the same time deconstructing his lyrics. Michiko kakutani, the new york Times “One of a handful of books that just about any hip hop fan should own.
The new yorker “Elegantly designed, incisively written. Heartfelt, passionate and slick. Kirkus Reviews starred review. An impressive leap by a man who has never been known for small steps. Los angeles times “a riveting exploration of Jay-Z’s journey. The scenes he recounts along the way are fascinating.
Decoded #ad - Entertainment weekly “Hip-hop’s renaissance man drops a classic. Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time. Praise for Decoded“Compelling.
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The Supreme Team: The Birth of Crack and Hip-Hop, Prince's Reign of Terror and the Supreme/50 Cent Beef ExposedGorilla Convict Publications #ad - In the late 1980s, the mindset was “get mine or be mine, ” and nobody embodied this attitude more than the Supreme Team. The supreme team has gone down in street legend and the lyrical lore of hip-hop and gangsta rap as one of the most vicious crews to ever emerge on the streets of New York. In the maelstrom of the mid-80s crack storm and burgeoning hip-hop scene, their influence and relevance left a lasting impression.
Going from drug baron to federal prisoner to hip-hop maestro to life in prison, Supreme was involved in hip-hop and the crack trade from day one. Drugs, more drugs, kidnappings, shootings, murder, and more murder were the rule of the day. Business minded and ruthless dudes seized the opportunities afforded them, and certain individuals out of the city’s five boroughs became synonymous with the definition of the new era black gangster.
The Supreme Team: The Birth of Crack and Hip-Hop, Prince's Reign of Terror and the Supreme/50 Cent Beef Exposed #ad - . It looks at supreme’s redemption with Murder Inc. When the crack era jumped off in the 1980s, many street legends were born in a hail of gunfire. This book looks at the team’s climatic rise from its inception to its inevitable fall. And his relapse back into crime. And the cliché of art imitating life and vice versa came full circle in the saga of the Supreme Team’s infamous leaders- Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff and Gerald “Prince” Miller.
They called it “the game, ” but it was a vicious attempt to come up by any means necessary.
A Secret Biography of an Icon and West Coast Hero: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Nipsey Hussle Rapper Extraordinaire - Nipsey Hussle#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. They usually did not post their children's pictures on social media, with only a few exceptions. He dated actress lauren London from 2013 till his death in 2019.
It has not been has not been approved or endorsed by the Nipsey Hussle or his associates. She got the role, shot the pilot and even performed stunts. Nipsey and lauren tried their best to keep their children away from the spotlight. However, she had to make an extremely tough decision when she started expecting their son.
A Secret Biography of an Icon and West Coast Hero: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Nipsey Hussle Rapper Extraordinaire - Nipsey Hussle #ad - She chose their family. Lauren also has a 9-year-old son Cameron with Lil Wayne. 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. After getting the tapes, she began following him on Instagram and he also followed her in return.
John singleton picked her for Snowfall. They began their relationship after some time.