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Before Hip Hop, there was the pimp. The book that brought black literature to the streets is back to show the Hip Hop
generation what it’s all about, where they came from. By telling the story of one man’s struggles and triumphs in an
underground world, this book shows the game doesn’t change - it just has a different swagger. Iceberg Slim's story is
now depicted in a major motion picture distributed worldwide. Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp shows Slim's
transformation from pimp to the author of 7 classic books.
As real as you can get without jumping in, this is the story of Slim’s life as he saw, felt, tasted, and smelled it.
Only he could tell this story and make the reader feel it. If you thought Hustle & Flow was the true pimp story, this
book is where it all began. This is the heyday of the pimp, the hard-won pride and glory, small though it may be; the
beginnings of pimp before it was dragged in front of the camera, before pimp juice and pimp style. A trip through hell
by one man who lived to tell the tale. The dangers of jail, addiction and death that are still all too familiar for
today’s black community. Though it is a tale of his times, it will remain current and true for as long as there is a
race bias, as long as there is a street life, as long as there is exploitation.