By Ethan Brown

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. Ethan Brown's gripping narrative digs beneath the hip-hop fables to re-create the rise and fall of hustlers like Lorenzo 'Fat Cat' Nichols and Gerald 'Prince' Miller. Spanning twenty-five years – from the violence of the crack era to 50 Cent's battles against Ja Rule and Murder Inc. – Fat Cat, 50 Cent And The Rise Of The Hip-Hop Hustler is the first inside look at the infamous southeast Queens crews and their connections to gangster culture in hip hop today.

280 pages / 20 photos
210 x 140mm
ISBN 978 0 85965 390 9