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From Geto Boys legend and renowned storyteller Scarface, comes a passionate memoir about how hip-hop changed the life of a kid from the south side of Houston, and how he rose to the top - and ushered in a new generation of rap dominance. 

Scarface is the celebrated rapper whose hits include "On My Block," "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" and "Damn It Feels Good to be a Gangsta" (made famous in the cult film Office Space). The former president of Def Jam South, he's collaborated with everyone from Kanye West, Ice Cube and Nas, and had many solo hits such as "Guess Who's Back" feat. Jay-Z and "Smile" feat. Tupac. 

But before that, he was a kid from Houston in love with rock-and-roll, listening to AC/DC and KISS. In Diary of a Madman, Scarface shares how his world changed when he heard Run DMC for the first time; how he dropped out of school in the ninth grade and started selling crack; and how he began rapping as the new form of music made its way out of New York and across the country. It is the account of his rise to the heights of the rap world, as well as his battles with his own demons and depression. 

Passionately exploring and explaining the roots and influences of rap culture, Diary of a Madman is the story of hip-hop-the music, the business, the streets, and life on the south side Houston, Texas.

©2015 Let's Talk, LLC (P)2020 Tantor

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he jumps all over the place but still a good book.
minus the jumping around

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Brad Scarface Jordan of the Ghetto Boys.

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Great Read

I have been a Scarface fan from the beginning. Hearing his story made me a even bigger fan. He held nothing back! Really nicely written and flowed smoothly. Great Book!!

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Great listen!!!

Damn Face! Both triumphant and f’d up all at once.His story serves as proof to those who suffer from severe depression that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s also a cautionary tale of how business is almost never personal.

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One of the greatest books

I have learned a lot listening to this book and I’ve gained a lot of knowledge thank you Mr. Scarface

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Great book

Scarface has always been 1 of my favorite MCs. Great to finally hear his story.

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So So I was expecting a little bit more. A big fan of Scarface and still is bit the book seems a little watered down.

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exceptional experience

loved, took a short amount of time to read and if you think you know scarface's story, you have no idea... must purchase

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Scarface is on my Mount Rushmore of rap

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I came away viewing Mr. James Prince in a completely different light

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gripping and real opulent delivery

wonderfully narration
gripping and detailed genuinely
not just for his fans but for everyone