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One of Rolling Stone's Best Music Books of 2015 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.
(Bass Builders). This excellent book in our Bass Builders series
features 101 authentic hip-hop bass lines spanning 25 years of
urban music and covering East Coast, West Coast and Down South
styles. The accompanying CD includes 98 full-demo tracks performed
by acclaimed bassist and author Josquin des Pres and the book
includes standard notation and tab.
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