By Brad Jordan, Benjamin Meadows Ingram
From Geto Boys legend and popular storyteller Scarface comes a passionate memoir approximately how hip-hop replaced the lifetime of a child from the south aspect of Houston, and the way he rose to the top—and ushered in a brand new iteration of rap dominanceScarface is the distinguished rapper whose hits contain "On My Block," "Mind enjoying methods on Me," and "Damn It Feels stable to Be a Gangsta" (made well-known within the cult movie place of work Space). the previous president of Def Jam South, he's collaborated with every body from Kanye West to Ice dice to Nas, and had many solo hits equivalent to "Guess Who's Back," that includes Jay Z, and "Smile," that includes Tupac. yet ahead of that, he was once a child from Houston in love with rock and roll, hearing AC/DC and KISS.In Diary of a Madman Scarface stocks how his international replaced whilst he heard Run-D.M.C. for the 1st time, how he dropped out of college within the 9th grade and began promoting crack, and the way he begun rapping because the new type of track made its means out of recent York and around the state. it's the account of his upward thrust to the heights of the rap global, in addition to his battles together with his personal demons and depression.Passionately exploring and explaining the roots and affects of southern rap tradition, Diary of a Madman is the tale of hip-hop—the tune, the company, the streets—and existence at the south aspect of Houston, Texas.
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Diary of a Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern Rap by Brad Jordan, Benjamin Meadows Ingram