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doc Å reader ueens Reigns Supreme Fat Cat 50 Cent and the Rise of the Hip Hop Hustler ´ 9781400095230 Í moneyexpresscard · Based on police wiretaps and exclusive interviews with drug kingpins and hip hop insiders this is the untold story ofOlence of the crack era to Run DMC to the infamous murder of NYPD rookie Edward Byrne to Tupac Shakur to 50 Cent’s battles against Ja Rule and Murder Inc to the killing of Jam Master Jay ueens Reigns Supreme is the first inside look at the infamous southeast ueens crews and their connections to gangster culture in hip hop today a fascinating history of neighborhood narco thugs that show up as references in New York hardcore rap of the last decade Ethan Brown put together a hell of a read this reminded me of Narcocorrido a book about Chalino Sanchez the balladeer of LA and Sinaloa drug traffickers who met a grisly end

doc É ueens Reigns Supreme Fat Cat 50 Cent and the Rise of the Hip Hop Hustler ↠ Ethan Brown

Iolent crimes and flashy lifestyles Now for the first time ever this gripping narrative digs beneath the hip hop fables to re create the rise and fall of hustlers like Lorenzo “Fat Cat” Nichols Gerald “Prince” Miller Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff and Thomas “Tony Montana” Mickens Spanning twenty five years from the vi I never got to finish this book it was borrowed and had to be returned However it was interesting enough that I want to finish it This is saying something as it could not be further from the books I generally enjoy If you like knowing the background behind music you will like this Please note I hve no idea how accurate is the information inside the book I do not know the subject well Regardless the story at least the first half was interesting

Ethan Brown ↠ ueens Reigns Supreme Fat Cat 50 Cent and the Rise of the Hip Hop Hustler book

ueens Reigns Supreme Fat Cat 50 Cent and the Rise of the Hip Hop HustlerBased on police wiretaps and exclusive interviews with drug kingpins and hip hop insiders this is the untold story of how the streets and housing projects of southeast ueens took over the rap industryFor years rappers from Nas to Ja Rule have hero worshipped the legendary drug dealers who dominated ueens in the 1980s with their v ueens Reigns Supreme should be reuired reading for all the happy middle class white kids who spout hip hop lyrics ad nauseum but can only understand them with the help of UrbanDictionarycom Although to be fair Brown only deals with East Coast trends White kids who run around in COMPTON t shirts will have to turn to another source for illumination The connections that Brown makes between the ueens crack kingpins and the hip hop stars who rap their legacy are neither glorifying nor downplayed In the author's view they are what they are Thanks to Brown's thorough research including interviews with major players and associates within both scenes in uestion he is able to paint a nicely multifaceted picture of the evolution of the gangsta mentality on the East Coast His discussion is far reaching enough to include analysis of pertinent snippets of hip hop songs including tracks that fall off the beaten path for someone only tangentially familiar with the subject matter which makes the examination here uite well rounded He's impartial in his observations but encourages the reader to draw their own conclusions in a way that really lets the audience feel involved in the chronicle All in all a worthy read