New York State of Mind 1.0 (Behind the Music Tales Book 7)
by Harris Rosen
A fascinating genuine narrative formed in the crucible of Golden Age Hip-Hop mindfulness.
New York State of Mind 1.0 is the complimentary introduction to the Behind the Music Tales series.
EXCLUSIVE uncensored 1992 & 1993 Tragedy Khadafi, Brand Nubian, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth interviews!
“This guy! I plead the fifth. This guy is nuts.” – Eminem
“Dope questions, man. Very insightful, very thoughtful.” – GURU
“For decades Harris Rosen has been asking fearless questions of Hip-Hop’s biggest names.” – Ben Westhoff, Author of Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Gangster Rap
“You didn’t wear your glasses and you haven’t carried your hearing aid. What else is wrong with you?” – Bushwick Bill
“Harris Rosen is at the forefront of Hip-Hop journalists; bright, articulate and totally fearless.” – Jerry Heller
Behind the Music Tales is a series which captures the mood and feel of the energy that surged through music in the 90s and 2000s. It presents exclusive original interviews as an honest record, directly from authentic creative forces, and is a distinct historical document as close to the truth as one can get.
New York State of Mind 1.0, the 7th book in the series, provides you with a true flavour of the personalities, in all their raw forms, who breathed life into the streets of the city, taking the music to new heights and in completely new directions.
Tragedy Khadafi is as real as it gets. Through impressive MC skills and a formidable street reputation he lived the life of a true hoodlum, surviving gunshot wounds, stabbings and broken bones.
The strong lyrical message of Brand Nubian reflects on the group’s identity as Five Percenters and the philosophy of the Nation of Gods and Earth, while Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth arrived on the scene in the midst of a Hip-Hop impasse of sorts.
New York State of Mind 1.0 is a candid look deep inside the psyche of each individual and an examination of what makes them tick. Take a ride alongside them and learn how they made their mark on a generation.
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