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Backstage : Street Chronicles
by Nikki Turner and Dana Dane


Overview - The undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop Fiction presents five knockout tales set in the fast-paced, high-stakes rap game written by a hot lineup of authors with unmistakable swag and a gift for dropping sexy, thrilling stories.
From a big-time hustler who can t give up the streets even when it might cost him his rap career to a fearless female emcee who goes both ways in the bedroom, these characters steam up the pages as they set out to make their mark, outsmart all the haters and hustlers looking to derail them, and rise to the top of the charts.
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Overview
The undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop Fiction presents five knockout tales set in the fast-paced, high-stakes rap game written by a hot lineup of authors with unmistakable swag and a gift for dropping sexy, thrilling stories.
From a big-time hustler who can t give up the streets even when it might cost him his rap career to a fearless female emcee who goes both ways in the bedroom, these characters steam up the pages as they set out to make their mark, outsmart all the haters and hustlers looking to derail them, and rise to the top of the charts.

Backstage
is a VIP pass to the glamorous, gritty music industry, a world Nikki Turner knows intimately as she introduces writers you ll want to read again and again."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780345504296
  • ISBN-10: 0345504291
  • Publisher: One World
  • Publish Date: September 2009
  • Page Count: 248

Series: Nikki Turner Presents (Paperback)

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 44.
  • Review Date: 2009-08-17
  • Reviewer: Staff

Turner (Black Widow) and four other sharp authors spin another mix of stories that mostly shout and sometimes whisper of the tough urban world of rap; “Chasing the Ring” by Harold L. Turley II is the lone exception, a backstage pass into the intense world of a basketball star who makes a big mistake. The other stories focus on the heartaches experienced by various industry sorts: Krista Johns's mesmerizing “I'm Good,” about Yummie, a self-combusting artist who'd “rather be dead than labeled a snitch”; Allah Adams's “Stolen Legacy,” a stolen lyrics revenge tale; Lana Ave's passionate “Lose to Win,” that ruefully explains the cost of Sakia “Saks” Sand's ambitious rise to CEO of Hustle Hard Records. Turner's cautionary rap thriller, “Gun Music,” one of the best entries, closes this anthology (with an introduction by rap icon Dana Dane), charting the twisted course of rappers Crook and Larceny, whose skyrocketing career begins with a big bang and ends on an even bigger bang. While gritty and very authentic in delivery, this series could benefit with less blood and guts and an infusion of, say, gospelized or jazzified tracks. (Oct.)

 
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