Synopses & Reviews
While many considered Biggie ahead of his time, author Jake Brown clearly cites why it was his time . He didn't live in or up to the moment ?he actually created it. Biggie controlled his time, by the very nature of what he achieved in it. When his time was up, he had done what he set out to do, and it was historic ! Biggie Smalls' life was lived in the fast lane. - The Notorious B.I.G. quickly became a household name among hip hop fans and all responsibility would rest on him as he made his way up hip hop aisles to center stage. What took hip-hop by storm with the debuts of the Notorious B.I.G. was his candid rapping style. He seemed to welcome the challenge, as if he was already resigned to his fate, hence, ready for death, or whatever the world could throw at him . In Ready to Die: The Story of Biggie Smalls ? The Notorious B.I.G . author Jake Brown reveals Biggie's sensitive side as well as his hard-core media stance; it explores his motivations, his loyalties and his roots. In a true sense, it strips away the media frenzy and sheds light on the truth, bringing you upclose and personal into the rise of Bad Boy Entertainment which would make Sean Puffy Combs (Puff Daddy) a mogul in his own right; Tupac Shakur; Faith Evans; Lil Kim and the Junior Mafia.
The life story of one of histories most well known rap artists, whose life was cut short by his violent murder.
The life story of one of history's most well-known rap artists, whose life was cut short by his violent murder. In "Ready to Die," author Jake Brown reveals the musician's loyalties and his roots, bringing readers up-close and personal into the rise of Bad Boy Entertainment, Sean "Puffy" Combs (P. Diddy), Tupac Shakur, Faith Evans, Lil' Kim, and the Junior Mafia.
About the Author
Nashville-based music biographer Jake Brown has twelve published books to his credit, including the titles: 'Dr. Dre: In the Studio', 'Suge Knight: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Death Row Records', '50 Cent: No Holds Barred', 'Biggie Smalls: Ready to Die', 'Tupac: In the Studio' (Authorized by the Estate)', as well as titles on Kanye West, R. Kelly, Jay Z, all on Amber Communications Group, Inc. imprint - Colossus Books, and non-hip hop titles including 'Motley Crue: In the Studio', Guns N' Roses founder and main songwriter Izzy Stradlin, Motley Crue songwriter and founder Nikki Sixx, and forthcoming 'In the Studio' titles on legendary rock/rap producer Rick Rubin, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, former Motley Crue frontman John Corabi (Authorized), and legendary female rock band Heart (AUTHORIZED with Ann and Nancy Wilson contributing exclusive interviews.) Brown's books have been licensed by publishers including DoubleDay and Transworld (Japan), and his works have received media coverage in such mainstream outlets as Vibe Magazine, MTV, The Source, Jet Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Allhiphop.com, and others. Finally, Brown is author of the 'Behind the Boards' rock producers anthology series. Brown is also owner of the hard rock label Versailles Records, distributed nationally by Big Daddy Music Distribution.