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Queens Reigns Supreme : Fat Cat, 50 Cent, and the Rise of the Hip Hop Hustler
by Ethan Brown


Overview - Based on police wiretaps and exclusive interviews with drug kingpins and hip-hop insiders, this is the untold story of how the streets and housing projects of southeast Queens took over the rap industry.
For years, rappers from Nas to Ja Rule have hero-worshipped the legendary drug dealers who dominated Queens in the 1980s with their violent crimes and flashy lifestyles.
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Overview
Based on police wiretaps and exclusive interviews with drug kingpins and hip-hop insiders, this is the untold story of how the streets and housing projects of southeast Queens took over the rap industry.
For years, rappers from Nas to Ja Rule have hero-worshipped the legendary drug dealers who dominated Queens in the 1980s with their violent crimes and flashy lifestyles. Now, for the first time ever, this gripping narrative digs beneath the hip-hop fables to re-create the rise and fall of hustlers like Lorenzo Fat Cat Nichols, Gerald Prince Miller, Kenneth Supreme McGriff, and Thomas Tony Montana Mickens. Spanning twenty-five years, from the violence of the crack era to Run DMC to the infamous murder of NYPD rookie Edward Byrne to Tupac Shakur to 50 Cent s battles against Ja Rule and Murder Inc., to the killing of Jam Master Jay, Queens Reigns Supreme is the first inside look at the infamous southeast Queens crews and their connections to gangster culture in hip hop today."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781400095230
  • ISBN-10: 1400095239
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: November 2005
  • Page Count: 239
  • Dimensions: 9.18 x 6.22 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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Books > Music > Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
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