Life is Raw: The Story of a Reformed Outlaw (Hip Hop, Culture, and Education)

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This biographical memoir takes an in-depth look into the life of Mutah Beale, formerly known as Napoleon of the legendary Outlawz rap group who was affiliated with the late Tupac Shakur. It examines his life starting from birth after the murder of his parents and growing up in an unforgiving environment where he encountered insurmountable obstacles at a young age. Becoming intimately acquainted with Tupac Shakur, Napoleon rises to stardom as a member of rap’s most recognizable groups only to suffer tragedy after tragedy.

He becomes embroiled in one of hip hop’s fiercest rivalries, trying to navigate life at the height of the East Coast vs. West Coast saga. Throughout the turmoil and tumult, Mutah looks for guidance and ultimately finds his inner peace when he accepts Islam. His life is a vivid walking example of the complexity of America as the book examines timely issues that plague American society such as police brutality, mental health, gang politics/violence, and spirituality.

Life is ЯAW features intriguing stories involving hip hop’s most recognizable legends including The Notorious B.I.G., Ice Cube, Nas, Fat Joe, Kurupt and many others. The book presents an authentic, well-documented narrative that includes over 150 research sources and features exclusive interviews from countless friends, family members and industry icons such as Steve Lobel, Young Noble (Outlawz), Storm (Outlawz), H-Ryda (Outlawz), Wack Deuce (Outlawz), Trey Lane, Gonzoe, and many more.

The book will undoubtedly serve as an important relic for hip hop history and culture. A powerfully meaningful foreword from Professor Awad Ibrahim (with an insightful and comprehensive Afterword by Dr. Othman Barnawi) sets the stage to prepare for the incredible journey of the life of Mutah Beale. With reflection and introspection, Life is ЯAW is sure to change your perspective on life forever.

Additional information

Author

Genre

Rap & Hip-Hop Musician Biographies

SKU

1645041069

ISBN

978-1645041061

Binding

Paperback

Number Of Pages

242

Publication Date

November 25, 2020

Publisher

Dio Press Inc

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