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Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (November 16, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.7 x 1.1 inches
Book Reviewed by Kam Williams
"My life after childhood has two main stories: the story
of the hustler and the story of the rapper, and the two overlap as much as
they diverge. I was on the streets for more than half of my life from the
time I was thirteen years-old... The feelings I had during that part of my
life were burned into me like a brand…
I lost people I loved, was betrayed by people I trusted, felt the breeze of bullets flying by my head… I went dead broke and got hood rich on those streets. I hated it. I was addicted to it. It nearly killed me.
It was the site of my moral education, as strange as that may sound. It's my core story, and… that core story is the one that I have to tell."
--Excerpted from the Introduction (pg. 18).