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My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy (2011)

Part prison memoir, part-biography, tracing how a young man whose life started out with much promise and privilege turned to a life of crime and drugs after moving into the Queensbridge Housing projects after a family tragedy. Prodigy of Mobb Deep tells a story that is brash, cocky, heavy in the streets and filled with pain and triumph as he battles sickle cell anemia, other emcees and record companies all while trying to make music and provide for his family. This book is a great glimpse at hip hop in the 1990s and includes personal anecdotes and encounters with all of hip hop's icons including Jay-Z, Tupac, 50 Cent and more.

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