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Deadest Rapper Alive: The Rise of Lil' Wayne and the Fall of Urban Youth (Reader's Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Jomo K. Johnson
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Book Description

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Description:
Labeled as one of the most polarizing urban book releases of 2011 — Deadest Rapper Alive gives a microscopic social analysis of Rap Superstar Lil Wayne. The Author challenges Lil’ Wayne’s fans and critics — to take a greater look into the rise, career, and impact of the cultural icon.” Written with a unique intellectual prowess and a near exhaustive knowledge of the Artist’s rise to fame, Jomo Johnson’s, Deadest Rapper Alive is a razor sharp exegesis of not only Lil’ Wayne’s body of work – but the impact of his philosophy upon Urban Youth. Mainstream Hip Hop Fans, Parents, and Social Critics alike would do well to read the book that has arguably ended the rap reign of Lil’ Wayne.

New Reader's Version Includes New Articles on Lil' Wayne and Black Women, Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performance, The Death of Rapper Slim Dunkin, and More.


Product Details

  • File Size: 488 KB
  • Print Length: 189 pages
  • Publisher: GGIS Publishing; 4th edition (September 5, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ZSQ5VU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #699,865 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok October 16, 2013
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I liked it but you referee to the bible a lot. The reason I bought this book was to learn about lil wayne and how he became lil wayne not to read parts of the bible but at the same time I liked it because now I know that bad things about rap
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timely and Informative January 29, 2012
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I had a similar upbringing to Pastor Johnson and have too become shocked at the amoralism in hip hop today. Pastor Johnson offers some insight into this through the life and music of currently hip hop's biggest star.

What I love about this book is you can see the five fold ministry (Ephesians 4:11) at work in the book proving that Pastor Johnson is biblically sound and led by the Holy Spirit when writing this masterpiece. You see the pastoral gift as he feeds the reader the word not only to support his theory but to also encourage and uplift us. You see the teaching aspect as he doesn't assume his reader is an expert in the aspects of the Gospel explored in the book. He not only explains that but also goes into detail about the history of not only hip hop but the spiritual history of music overall. I see Pastor Johnson using the gift of an apostle and evangelist as he is a messenger of God. He has been sent to address the issue of the moral depravity of our urban you and hip hop's role in our communities. Lastly, the gift of prophecy is evident in chapter 10 as he gives an alarming prediction for the future of hip hop and some it's biggest stars.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and pray that it reaches everyone God intends it to reach. I encourage Pastors, urban missionaries and parents especially to read this.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everybody that loves music needs this book! January 28, 2012
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I'm so grateful for this book. It has confirmed many of my thoughts and research and even furthered it! As a Youth Minister, this book will be such an important tool in awakening the world of what they are releasing in their children. The days of "Hip-Hop" have long gone. I truly thank God for the blanket being pulled off for the world to see.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All parents and children must read January 28, 2012
By Bessie
Format:Kindle Edition
Well I read the book and loved it, mainly because of the personal observations I had already made in my life where I felt my parents had allowed me to be "brought up" by music and subsequently this contributed to me making some less than wise decisions in my youth.

I am not entirely sure that this book says Li'l Wayne is the single source to the downfall of society as the previous reviewer seems to suggest. Whilst it is interesting that Li'l Wayne has been made the focal point of this book, I do think he is used as an example. The book seeks to point out to people, the youth in particular, that even though music may not be the only influence, what they choose to repeatedly listen to has a profound effect on their perception of life. It also points that not all parents are aware of or able to deal appropriately with the issues that are negatively impacting their children and ultimately society. And therefore, for those people, this book is incredibly insightful.

I would recommend that parents and young people read and share this book with as many as possible.
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More About the Author

NEWS ALERT:
New Book by Jomo K. Johnson
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Jomo Johnson - born 1980, is the Founder and Co-Pastor of Philly Open Air Church in North Philadelphia, He is a licensed minister in the Presbyterian Church of America. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Beacon University and is a current Masters of Divinity student at Westminster Theological Seminary where he serves as the President of the WTS Preaching Club. As an avid writer, he has written several other books including, "Letters To Charles: Cordial Letters to and from an Atheist Friend." He has written articles for WEC Youth Mission Paper, which is distributed to various parts of the world including India and West Africa. Jomo is also a Recording Musician that has recorded 2 Gospel Music Albums, "Never Forsaken" and "D.R.A."

Johnson has a unique testimony of the power of God's grace. After seeing his mother shot by his father at the age of 7, Jomo lived without a strong male figure for most of his life during his father's incarceration. This led him to fight, use drugs, rebel against authority, and live a dangerous street life. At the age of 17, he was arrested for aggravated assault and sentenced to serve time in jail. It was in this experience that God begin to draw Jomo to himself. After attending a Bible study in jail, he learned that Jesus died to pay for his sins. Jomo placed his faith in Christ and was dramatically changed. After serving a total of 4 years incarcerated, Jomo sensed the call into ministry. It was at the age of 24, that he devoted himself into the full-time study of the Word of God and future pastoral work.

For the past 10 years, Jomo has ministered to youth and the incarcerated, done street preaching, performed in music ministry, and served in door-to-door evangelism teams. He began Philly Open Air Church in October of 2010 as a highly evangelistic street ministry designed to reach the lost of North Philadelphia. A year later, Philly Open Air continues as an energetic, vibrant, and youthful Church that is having an impact for Christ among the unchurched teens and young adults of North Philadelphia. Later next year, Johnson plans to form G.G.I.S. Ministries, (God's Grace Is Sufficient) a Christian For-Profit Business that will provide jobs while contributing 50% of all income to foreign mission work.

Visit: http://www.phillyopenairchurch.com/ For Latest Information

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