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GHETTOHEAT® is dropping science, BBC-style to the masses of the people. (QBR: THE BLACK BOOK REVIEW )

GHETTOHEAT® articulates the true essence of the streets. A must read! (WENDY WILLIAMS, THE WENDY WILLIAMS EXPERIENCE )

Witty and real, common and surreal, the language, style and hardcore words hit readers with a grim and poignant reality. (ROLLING OUT MAGAZINE ) --Ghettoheat.com --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

HICKSON

HICKSON is CEO and Founder of GHETTOHEAT™. Born and raised in Harlem, he still lives amongst his people. Graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1998, HICKSON received a Bachelors of Science degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications. While attending college full-time, he briefly worked as a free-lance fashion stylist, which soon led to working as a wardrobe coordinator for Audrey Smaltz and the Ground Crew—a backstage management team. There, HICKSON was anointed personally by the queen-of-the-catwalk, Naomi Campbell. For five years, HICKSON was in charge of coordinating her fast and intricate outfit changes; managing to meticulously dress Naomi amidst the fever, fierceness, and frenzy backstage at major fashion shows. Wanting to get more involved in the creative process of runway shows, HICKSON free-lanced as a Production Coordinator for Bureau Betak, a leading special events/fashion show production company; best known for creating innovative concepts and producing avant-garde shows for fashion designers worldwide. With September 11th having a tremendous impact on his life, values and focus, HICKSON began writing poetry as an outlet; expressing himself freely on paper while dealing with his own personal struggles. The creative writing evolved into the conception of his debut book, GHETTOHEAT, which HICKSON never intended to print; until his best friend read excerpts of his work—encouraging HICKSON to publish his poems immediately. Hunger and passion drove HICKSON into becoming an entrepreneur—creating GHETTOHEAT™ on June 4th 2003, focusing on self-publishing, distributing and marketing his own works; with intentions of publishing other talented authors. HICKSON’s vision is to produce quality works, with his favorite subjects being his people—the inner-city voices of ghetto-America.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Ghettoheat (September 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974298204
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974298207
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,567,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tristan Becker on May 20, 2013
Format: Paperback
Season 4, episode 7, Omar Little, arguably the best character in the show is seen reading "Ghetto Heat" in jail after being framed for murder by Marlowe Stanfield.

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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jay on June 17, 2004
Format: Paperback
I have finished reading GHETTOHEAT and found the poems to be amazing. I may not be able to fully relate to all of the poetry, but i can relate to the passion that Hickson writes with. I believe his work is the first I have read in which a man has so passionately professed his sexuality, unafraid of what the cold world might have as a response. Even though I have not had to go through the struggle of being gay and accepted, but I feel that I can still connect with how he felt when trying to find love, or something like it...
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ryss on June 28, 2004
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I had HICKSON do an open mic/book signing on May 22 and we sold out all his books! I love this guy! He is funny, great to work with and I look forward to bringing him back to do all twelve of our stores in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia!!! If you don't know what HEAT is then you need to get burned by this F I R E!!! HICKSON keep doing what you do best...BURN THE LITERARY WORLD!!!
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robin on June 22, 2004
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BOLD AND COLORFUL. rhythmic and musical, HARD, HARSH, chill, easy, reflective, reverent, whatever the mood's intent, every word delivers an IMPACT, an impact that can be seen, heard, felt, tasted, smelled...but its bigger than that. Hickson is taking on illiteracy among inner-city youth. he's providing a platform for self-expression across media. I definitely recommend reading Ghettoheat!
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