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This is a tale of friendship, greed, and betrayal in the music industry -- and a definitive history of America's biggest rap mogul. No one knows more about creating hits than Sean "Puffy" Combs. For years he virtually ran hip-­hop. It seemed the perfect arrangement: "Puffy" provided the sounds and obsessive attention to detail while the Notorious B.­I.­G. promoted an image that kept rap fans happy. It should have lasted forever, but "Biggie" was murdered at the height of his career -- and "Puffy"'s ascension to superstardom ushered in an age of disloyalty and deception that exploded into one of the greatest debacles in the history of the music industry. Through interviews with label insiders, grand jury testimony, and other sources, America's preeminent rap journalist Ronin Ro

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The year is 1978. Saturday Night Fever is breaking box office records. All over America kids are racing home to watch Dance Fever, Michael Jackson is poised to become the next major pop star, and in Hollis, Queens, fourteen-­year-­old Darryl McDaniels—­who will one day go by the name D.­M.­C.­—­busts his first rhyme: "Apple to the peach, cherry to the plum. Don't stop rocking till you all get some.­" Darryl's friend Joseph Simmons—­now known as Reverend Run—­thinks Darryl's rhyme is pretty good, and he becomes inspired. Soon the two join forces with a DJ—­Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell—­and form Run-­D.­M.­C. Managed by Run's brother, Russell Simmons, the trio, donning leather suits, Adidas sneakers, and gold chains, become the defiant creators of the world's most celebrated and enduring hip-­hop albums—­and in the process, drag rap music from urban streets into the corporate boardroom, profoundly changing everything about popular culture and American...

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The year is 1978. is breaking box office records. All over America kids are racing home to watch, Michael Jackson is poised to become the next major pop star, and in Hollis, Queens, fourteen-­year-­old Darryl McDaniels—who will one day go by the name D.­M.­C.­—busts his first rhyme: ".­" Darryl's friend Joseph Simmons—now known as Reverend Run—thinks Darryl's rhyme is pretty good, and he becomes inspired. Soon the two join forces with a DJ—Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell—and form Run-­D.­M.­C. Managed by Run's brother, Russell Simmons, the trio, donning leather suits, Adidas sneakers, and gold chains, become the defiant creators of the world's most celebrated and enduring hip-­hop albums—and in the process, drag rap music from urban streets into the corporate boardroom, profoundly changing everything about popular culture and American race relations. Through candid, original interviews and exclusive details about the group's extraordinary rise to the top—and its mortal end brought on by the . . .

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tells the spectacular life and times of Jack Kirby, the legendary forefather of American comic books. In the 1960's, Kirby joined with Stan Lee to develop many of our best-­known and most beloved superheroes, including the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, the X-­Men, Thor, Iron Man, the Avengers, and the Silver Surfer. Ronin Ro chronicles Kirby's poverty-­stricken origins in New York's Lower East Side, his early commercial triumphs and failures, his renowned partnership with Lee, and his revolutionary artistic innovations, tracing the comic book industry from its inauspicious beginnings to its sensational successes. Ronin Ro lives in New York City and is the author of Gangsta: Merchandising the Rhymes of Violence, the award-­winning international bestseller Have Gun Will Travel, and the novel Street Sweeper. He has written for,, the, the,,, and. "Ro cleanly lays out Kirby's story...­He does well by the facts.­"- "Ro deftly handles Kirby's relationships...­Tales to Astonish . . .

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This is a tale of friendship, greed, and betrayal in the music industry -- and a definitive history of America's biggest rap mogul. No one knows more about creating hits than Sean "Puffy" Combs. For years he virtually ran hip-­hop. It seemed the p...

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In over thirty years as one of the most original and charismatic figures in modern music, Prince Rogers Nelson has enjoyed huge success – and courted considerable controversy. Now, acclaimed rock journalist Ronin Ro chronicles both the man a...

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Compellingly depicts the codependent relationship between the charismatic Lee and the rough-­edged Kirby...­The story packs as much pathos as any of the duo's signature supersagas.-­Entertainment Weekly

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With a brand-­new introduction and chapter that cover the last five year's of Prince's life and work and his untimely death in April 2016.­In his three decades of recording, Prince had nearly thirty albums hit the Billboard Top 100. He is the only artist since the Beatles to have a number-­one song, movie, and single at the same time. Prince's trajectory—­from a teenage unknown in Minneapolis to an idol and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer—­won him millions of adoring fans the world over. Prince is the first book to give full treatment to his thirty-­five-­year career. Acclaimed music journalist Ronin Ro traces Prince's rise from anonymity in the late 70s, to his catapult to stardom in the 80s, to his reemergence in the twenty-­first century as an artistic icon. Ro expertly chronicles his music and career, showing how Prince and his albums helped define and inspire a generation. Along the way, Prince confronted labels, fostered other young talents, and took...

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