My infamous life: the autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy

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Free bonus music, including three never-before-released singles, exclusive with the audiobook! In this often violent but always introspective memoir, Mobb Deep's Prodigy tells his much-anticipated story of struggle, survival, and hope on the mean streets of New York City. For the first time, he gives an intimate look at his family background, his battles with drugs, his life of crime, his relentless suffering with sickle-cell anemia, and much more. Recently released after serving three and a half years in state prison, Prodigy is ready to talk about his life as one of rap's greatest legends. My Infamous Life is an unblinking account of Prodigy's wild times with Mobb Deep, who alongside rappers like Nas, the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Jay-Z, and the Wu-Tang Clan, changed the musical landscape with their vivid portrayals of early '90s street life. It is a firsthand chronicle of legendary rap feuds like the East Coast-West Coast rivalry. Taking listeners behind the smoke-and-mirrors glamour of the hip-hop world, Prodigy lays down the truth about the intoxicating power of money, the meaning of true friendship, and the ultimately redemptive power of self. This is the heartbreaking journey of a child born in privilege, his youth spent among music royalty like Diana Ross and Dizzie Gillespie, and educated in private schools, until a family tragedy changed everything. Raised in the mayhem of the Queensbridge projects, Prodigy rose to dizzying heights of fame and eventually fell into the darkness of a prison cell. A truly candid memoir, part fearless confessional and part ode to the concrete jungles of New York City, My Infamous Life is written by a man who was on the front line of the last great moment in hip-hop history and who is still fighting to achieve his very own American Dream. Music score by the "The Alchemist" and "Twizz the Beat Pro"
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subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage, Mobb Deep (Musical group), Prodigy -- (Musician), Rap musicians -- United States -- Biography
title_display My infamous life : the autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy
title_full My infamous life : the autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy / Albert "Prodigy" Johnson with Laura Checkoway, My infamous life : the autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy [electronic resource]Prodigy Prodigy (Musician)
title_short My infamous life :
title_sub the autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy
topic_facet Prodigy, Rap musicians