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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.
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 ›
It's a solid read, perhaps not the most eloquent but definitely a page turner. My only issue is, so many crew members come and go (all with crazy nicknames) it's sometimes hard to keep track of who's who. Maybe that's the point?
Since releasing the book Prodigy has come under fire from his peers for dry snitching (telling tales which incriminate others indirectly) and also for embellishment. Overall I got the impression it's how he remembers it and this isn't a made up lifestyle. He's lived through it and admits a lot of wrong doing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Liked to hear about all the past experiences Prodigy has been through. Didn't like all the slang that was transferred into the book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric Pratt
I was definitely taken back to the GOLDEN times of hip hop with this book. I recommend that all hip hop purist get there hands on this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Terry A WILLIAMS
Finished this book fairly quickly and enjoyed it a lot. As a big fan of Mobb Deep it didn't disappointPublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
Excellent book heard the audio book and decided to buy the book it's a must have and has made me even more of a Mobb fanPublished 4 months ago by Calif L Peterson