Search Results: "Sanyika Shakur"


BOOK REVIEW

T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E. by Sanyika Shakur
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Not a pretty picture, but one senses that the author knows what he writes."
Like the literary equivalent of hardcore rap, this novel depicts thug life in a manner that many will find convincing and others might find disturbing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUPAC SHAKUR by Vibe Magazine
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 1997

"Shakur's fans will find the book a useful overview of a short, intensely controversial, and ultimately self-destructive life and career. (100 color photos, not seen)"
Shakur, who died in a drive-by shooting at the age of 25, was one of rap music's most controversial and influential performers, as evidenced by this collection of heavily illustrated articles from VIBE magazine, including interviews, features on the singer, and reports on the increasingly heated conflicts within rap music that may, it has been suggested, have played a part in Shakur's death. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2001

"Perceptive, informative, and certainly timely, albeit a tad hagiographic."
Noted African-American scholar and Baptist minister Dyson (I May Not Get There With You, 2000, etc.), in keeping with the current reappraisal of hip-hop and rap, offers provocative insights into the life and milieu of the artist he calls a "ghetto saint." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"Exclusively for fans."
Reminiscences of the author's high-school days with slain hip-hop star Tupac Shakur. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"A deftly told, immensely relevant, true-life potboiler from the streets of urban America."
Freelance journalist Sullivan (The Price of Experience, 1996) scathingly indicts racial/cultural politics and law enforcement in post-Drug War America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An elaborately detailed, darkly surprising, definitive history of the LA gangsta rap era."
A provocative, multifaceted portrait of essential rap pioneers who ushered the hip-hop music scene to greatness. Read full book review >