E-PUB ⚇ Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent, and the Rise of the Hip Hop Hustler ☫ Renegades-bempflingen.de

The REAL story behind Queens and the crack era Really good read Not as much on the rappers, but does show you how fake rappers like 50 Cent and Ja Rule are, and how real DMX is The Darkman X wasn t playing back in the day. Dope book on the dope game and how it relates to some of the most successful Queens bred hip hop artists in Particular 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Irv Gotti and RUN DMC Ethan Brown uncovers links between some of the biggest drug dealers in Queens from the 80 s and 90 s and some of the most powerful in hip hop The book is not an indictment its just an examination of street relationships and how NY hip hop has been shaped by these relationships Ethan Brown has done an extensive amount of research and includes tons of footnotes about his resources Very good read if you like crime drama, the 80 s and hip hop E-PUB ♪ Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent, and the Rise of the Hip Hop Hustler ♂ Based 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 Queens Took Over The Rap IndustryFor Years, Rappers From Nas To Ja Rule Have Hero Worshipped The Legendary Drug Dealers Who Dominated Queens In The S With Their Violent 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 Violence Of The Crack Era To Run DMC To The Infamous Murder Of NYPD Rookie Edward Byrne To Tupac Shakur ToCent S Battles Against Ja Rule And Murder Inc To The Killing Of Jam Master Jay, Queens Reigns Supreme Is The First Inside Look At The Infamous Southeast Queens Crews And Their Connections To Gangster Culture In Hip Hop Today Impeccable research and interview work with this one make it must read for any discerning hip hop head. A deep look into the hustlers of Southeast Queens, from the coke kingpins, to the big crack dealers, to the stickup kids and grinders of the early 90s, to the rappers who took on street cred laden names, or ran with ex hustlers, to bolster their own lacking street credibility Queens Reigns Supreme draws a consistent line from the 80s to the early 2000s, showing a fascinating narrative of a few New York neighborhoods. 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. 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 Gangsta s don t live that long this book was based in Hollis Queens it s interesting the supreme team reign and how 50 cent and Ja rule tie into this book It was a page turner thanks Ethan Brown very good read Keeping track of everyone was confusing at times but some really fascinating tales of drama here for anyone from the area or into hip hop. Great book