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My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy Hardcover – Bargain Price, April 19, 2011
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About the Author
Hip-hop has taken writer LAURA CHECKOWAY around the world. The former senior editor of Vibe magazine, she has penned revealing celebrity profiles and investigative features for numerous publications and is a regular contributor to RollingStone.com. As a documentary filmmaker, she continues to share stories that impact, haunt, and last. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
I usually stay away from autobiographies written by rap figures, because in the macho world of rap, there's a high chance of making themselves look like Superman and/or constantly altering supposedly true events. In this book, Prodigy is brutally honest -- I would say SHOCKINGLY honest at times about himself and others and it is a wonder how some of his friends that he mentions even agreed to let him include some of things written about them. THAT is the charm of this book.
My Infamous Life is a highly detailed account of Prodigy's life who wrote it while serving three years in prison on a gun charge. Starting from birth and health complications that began shortly thereafter, P introduces us to many of his family members and childhood friends and his exploits with them.Read more ›
This is a timely fabulous memoir as Albert Johnson pulls no punches with his insightful look at his "infamous life" and at the civil war era of Hip Hop. Profound throughout Mr. Johnson lays bare his guts of thriving and dying in the concrete jungle of New York. Although too frequent use of the first person "I" pronoun at the start of sentences (even for an autobiography) feels a bit disjointing, readers will appreciate the honesty that Mr. Johnson provides in this deep gripping introspective memoir.
So the book is about his life from the beginning up to what's been going on with him during the last few years. It's insightful on many levels.
I laughed a lot while reading it but that's from me being desensitized to many things rather than the author trying to be funny.
The only problem with this book is that for me I read a few key things that were a bit questionable and Prodigy has a thing for green eyes. But other than that, worth every penny for any Mobb Deep fan.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing book once I started reading i didnt want to put the book down, found myself at work for hours reading this great book.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
After you start reading this book....you can't put it down....if you are a true fan of MOBB DEEP and PRODIGY....get it DUNNY!!!Published 5 months ago by adam
Fantastic read. Whether you're a fan of Mobb Deep specifically, or a mid 90s New York hip hop fan, you won't put this book down until you're finished. Read morePublished 6 months ago by John B.
hooked me in but the fishing line broke. Interesting insight into hip hop figures in the 90's. He has quite the story, but there has been much controversy about the accuracy of... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Matthew P
I was never a fan of Prodigy as a rapper. This book, an autobiography grammatically molded by Laura Checkoway, is better than most of his verses. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Marcel Lee
It was awesome hearing the story from Prodigy the true emotion as he relived moments made it so genuine! Read morePublished 20 months ago by Monique Watson