Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent, and the Rise of the Hip Hop Hustler

Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent, and the Rise of the Hip Hop Hustler

Ethan Brown


in keeping with police wiretaps and particular interviews with drug kingpins and hip-hop insiders, this is often the untold tale of the way the streets and housing tasks of southeast Queens took over the rap industry.

For years, rappers from Nas to Ja Rule have hero-worshipped the mythical drug buyers who ruled Queens within the Eighties with their violent crimes and flashy life. Now, for the 1st time ever, this gripping narrative digs underneath the hip-hop fables to re-create the increase and fall of hustlers like Lorenzo “Fat Cat” Nichols, Gerald “Prince” Miller, Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff, and Thomas “Tony Montana” Mickens. Spanning twenty-five years, from the violence of the crack period to Run DMC to the notorious homicide of NYPD rookie Edward Byrne to Tupac Shakur to 50 Cent’s battles opposed to Ja Rule and homicide Inc., to the killing of Jam grasp Jay, Queens Reigns Supreme is the 1st inside of examine the notorious southeast Queens crews and their connections to gangster tradition in hip hop this day.

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