Unruly : the highs and lows of becoming a man / Ja Rule with Kim Green.
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|Breckenridge Public Library||921 JAR (Text)||33500011895661||Main||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 0062316176 : HRD
- ISBN: 9780062316172 : HRD
- Physical Description: viii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Edition.
- Publisher: New York : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Venni vetti vecci. Silence ; Moaning ; Hard breathing ; Soulmates ; Hollering ; Screaming -- The last temptation. Must be the music ; 160 varick ; What's beef? ; A rock star -- Pain of love. My father ; My wife ; The mirror ; Sober ; Changing.
|Summary, etc.:|| "Ja Rule, actor, singer, songwriter, and one of the most multi-dimensional rap artists of his time, tells his compelling story--from his youth to his rise to international fame to his transformative two years in Federal prison--and reveals the man beneath the legend. Unruly is two stories that offer one complete picture of a man and his world: the angry, fatherless rapper, Ja Rule who was "raised by the streets"; and Jeffrey Atkins, the insightful, reflective father and loyal husband who learned the hard way how to be a good man."--from publisher's web site.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 July #1
Ja Rule, aka Jeffrey Atkins, was a guest performer at rapper Lil Wayne's show at the Beacon Theater in New York when his $400,000 Maybach was pulled over, and he was arrested for gun possession. No stranger to legal troubles, he got sober while doing time, and this memoir is his attempt to make sense of his past poverty, sexual addiction, and drug use and how those things led to both his success and his undoing. Each chapter, ending in a handwritten letter from prison, is a snapshot of his youth that is both agonizing and clichéd. A high-school drop-out, Ja Rule sold crack and began to work on the rhymes that would make him famous, and therein is the rub: the roles were intertwined. One senses that he wanted to be more than a rich hustler through fun wordplay: "I yearned to do a more artistic and far-reaching album." But he leaves the creative process relatively unexamined, even though he does illuminate how rap artists improvise on key themes with a street twist in rhyming streams-of-consciousness. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
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