Kenji Jasper is a twenty-five-year-old writer and journalist whose work has appeared in Vibe, Essence, The Source, and other publications. A native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of Morehouse College, he now lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press On Sale: May 15, 2007 Price: $19.00
Our generation made hip-hop. But hip-hop also made us. Why are suburban kids referring to their subdivision as “block”? Why has the pimp become a figure of male power? Why has dodging the feds become an act of honor long after one has made millions as a legitimate artist? What happens...Read more >
Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books On Sale: June 12, 2001 Price: $19.00
By a first-time novelist, this is a African American, coming-of-age novel that joins the sensibility of a young James Baldwin to the contemporary subject matter of rap and hip hop. Nineteen-year-old Thai Williams' life is turned upside down when he kills a rival for his girlfriend's attention. Now he must find...
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