Hurricanes Lib/E: A Memoir

Rick Ross (Author) Guy Lockard (Read by)
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The highly anticipated memoir from hip-hop icon Rick Ross chronicles his coming of age amid Miami's crack epidemic, his star-studded controversies, and his unstoppable rise to fame.

Rick Ross is an indomitable presence in the music industry, but few people know his full story. Now, for the first time, Ross offers a vivid, dramatic, and unexpectedly candid account of his early childhood, his tumultuous adolescence, and his dramatic ascendancy in the world of hip-hop.

Born William Leonard Roberts II, Ross grew up "across the bridge," in a Miami at odds with the glitzy beaches, nightclubs and yachts of South Beach. In the aftermath of the 1980 race riots and the Mariel boatlift, Ross came of age at the height of the city's crack epidemic, when home invasions and execution-style killings were commonplace. Still, in the midst of the chaos and danger that surrounded him, Ross flourished, first as a standout high school football player and then as a dope boy in Carol City's notorious Matchbox housing projects. All the while he honed his musical talent, overcoming setback after setback until a song called "Hustlin'" changed his life forever.

From the making of "Hustlin'" to his first major label deal with Def Jam, to the controversy surrounding his past as a correctional officer and the numerous health scares, arrests, and feuds he had to transcend along the way, Hurricanes is a revealing portrait of one of the biggest stars in the rap game, and an intimate look at the birth of an artist.

Product Details

Price
$49.99  $45.99
Publisher
Hanover Square Press
Publish Date
September 03, 2019
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781094003283

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About the Author

Rick Ross is an artist and filmmaker whose first widely recognized work in graphic fiction was illustrating the Image Comics series Urban Monsters. He was the lead artist for the graphic novelization of Spike TV's 1000 Ways to Die, and he has also created artwork for numerous animated motion comics, including for the Cinemax television series Femme Fatales. He publishes the online graphic fiction anthology Agitainment Comics.

Guy Lockhard is a voice talent and Earphones Award-winning narrator.

Neil Martinez-Belkin is the former music editor at XXL Magazine and has written extensively about contemporary hip-hop with a regional focus on Atlanta. He lives in Boston.