This is the dramatic story of a young man with a passion for rapping and making music, hip-hop style, but who survives the mean streets of Southern California by dealing drugs. His father is out of the picture, but he has a loving mum who raised him, a posse of friends, and a girlfriend who encourages him to pursue his passion and leave the life of street hustling behind. With her encouragement, he does pursue his dream and ultimately achieves it. He earns a record deal and rises to stardom, but achieving his goal does not mean that trouble and struggle are behind him. Indeed, he soon discovers that the omnous temptations of the street are replaced by the temptations of stardom. Snoop Dogg has and continues to live the life he writes about, promising a compelling novel infused with the authenticity and drama that is the hallmark of the best of contemporary urban fiction in a language and voice that is uniquely Snoop Dogg - smart, funny, in-your-face, and unforgettable.
SNOOP DOGG is a platinum-selling hip-hop and rap artist and fast becoming one of Hollywood's hottest commodities, having starred in several hit films and numerous TV shows. Born Calvin Broadus in Long Beach, California, Snoop Dogg rose to fame in 1993 with the release of his debut album Doggystyle. DAVID TALBERT is a playwright, author, director, and producer, and has been lauded by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the most prolific theater makers in America." He is a 5-time NAACP award recipient. His debut novel was BAGGAGE CLAIM.