The Plot Against Hip Hop

The Plot Against Hip Hop

eBook - 2011
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"A bad-ass noir novel set in hip hop culture, by best-selling and critically-acclaimed author Nelson George. THE PLOT AGAINST HIP HOP is a noir novel set in the world of hip hop culture. The stabbing murder of esteemed music critic Dwayne Robinson in a Soho office building is dismissed by the NYPD as a gang initiation. But his old friend, bodyguard/security expert D Hunter, suspects there's much more to his death. An old cassette tape, the theft of a manuscript Robinson was working on, and some veiled threats suggest there are larger forces at work. D HUNTER'S INVESTIGATION into his mentor's murder leads into a parallel history of hip hop, a place where renegade government agents, behind-the-scenes power brokers, and paranoid journalists know a truth that only a few hard core fans suspect. This rewrite of hip hop history mixes real-life figures including Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Russell Simmons with characters pulled from the culture's hidden world, as the Illuminati, FBI agents, and West Coast gangstas roam the hard streets D Hunter walks down. D HUNTER IS A TOUGH, BLACK-CLAD product of crime-ridden Brownsville, Brooklyn, a man whose family has been devastated by violence and who has dedicated himself to protecting people in an age of insecurity. Hunter has his own secrets, his own vulnerabilities, which he fights to overcome as he becomes a reluctant private eye. After reading The Plot Against Hip Hop, you'll never hear the music the same way."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, USA : Akashic Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781617750823
Characteristics: 1 online resource (220 pages)
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Additional Contributors: enki Library (Online service)

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BostonCream13
May 30, 2012

It makes you think and it also weaves fact and fiction together to enthrall youand keeps those pages turning. D Hunter is a protaganist you can get behind, he leaves you wanting more. Read it! Especially if your a hip hop head.

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