The Plot Against Hip Hop

The Plot Against Hip Hop

A Novel

Book - 2011
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"George is an ace at interlacing the real dramas of the world . . . the book's slim length and flyweight depth could make it an artifact of this particular zeitgeist in American history. Playas and haters and celebrity cameos fuel a novel that is wickedly entertaining while being frozen in time."
-- Kirkus Reviews

"This hard-boiled tale is jazzed up with authentic street slang and name-dropping (Biggie, Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne, and Chuck D) . . . George's tightly packaged mystery pivots on a believable conspiracy . . . and his street cred shines in his descriptions of Harlem and Brownsville's mean streets."
-- Library Journal

"George is a well-known, respected hip-hop chronicler . . . Now he adds crime fiction to his resume with a carefully plotted crime novel peopled by believable characters and real-life hip-hop personalities."
-- Booklist

"The most accomplished black music critic of his generation."
-- The Washington Post Book World

"Perhaps one of the greatest books ever written. It has the realness of The Autobiography of Malcolm X , the warmth of The Color Purple , and the page count of Tuesdays with Morrie . It's a must-read."
--Chris Rock on City Kid

The Plot Against Hip Hop is a noir novel set in the world of hip hop culture. The stabbing murder of esteemed music critic Dwayne Robinson in a Soho office building is dismissed by the NYPD as a gang initiation. But his old friend, bodyguard and security expert D Hunter, suspects there are larger forces at work.

D Hunter's investigation into his mentor's murder leads into a parallel history of hip hop, a place where renegade government agents, behind-the-scenes power brokers, and paranoid journalists know a truth that only a few hardcore fans suspect. This rewrite of hip hop history mixes real-life figures with characters pulled from the culture's hidden world, including Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Russell Simmons.
Publisher: New York : Akashic Books, c2011
ISBN: 9781617750243
1617750247
Branch Call Number: FIC GEORG

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BostonCream13
May 30, 2012

It makes you think and it also weaves fact and fiction together to enthrall youand keeps those pages turning. D Hunter is a protaganist you can get behind, he leaves you wanting more. Read it! Especially if your a hip hop head.

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