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The future looks bleak. The present feels hopeless. Yet, for two young African-American brothers from the slums of New York City, failure is not an option. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime, true story of how courage, desperation, and a love for Hip-Hop shaped music history.
Author Kenny Parker is the renowned deejay for the groundbreaking Hip-Hop act Boogie Down Productions. He provides a first-hand account detailing how he and his older brother, the iconic rapper KRS-One, escaped crime, extreme poverty, brutal violence, and betrayal to carve out an unparalleled musical legacy. The reader gets a glimpse into a dysfunctional family’s rollercoaster ride through “The Crime Capital of America” – 1970’s & 80’s New York City and how living legend KRS-One overcame enormous odds to rise from a homeless teen to a Rap superstar. Kenny, whose musical career spans over three decades, gives a behind-the-scenes look into Rap Music’s evolution and reveals never-before-told stories from Hip-Hop’s golden era. Whether you’re a casual music fan, a Hip-Hop historian, or merely nostalgic about “Old School” New York City, this book is a must-read.
Publisher : Kenny Parker Books, LLC (May 31, 2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 292 pages
ISBN-10 : 1736275631
ISBN-13 : 978-1736275634
Item Weight : 13.9 ounces
Dimensions : 6 x 0.69 x 9 inches
List Price: $9.99