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TitleIt was all a dream : Biggie and the world that made him / Justin Tinsley.
AuthorTinsley, Justin, author.
CollectionAdult Biography
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LocationCirc StatusCall NoIssue Name
WinamacAvailableB NOTORIOUS B.I.G. 

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781647001049 (ebook)
International Standard Book Number 9781419750311 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 1419750313 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 782.421649092 23
Personal Name Tinsley, Justin, author.
Title Statement It was all a dream : Biggie and the world that made him / Justin Tinsley.
Varying Form of Title Biggie and the world that made him.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice ©2022.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : Abrams Press, 2022.
Physical Description 336 pages ; 24 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
General Note Maps on lining papers.
Formatted Contents Note Coming to America -- Voletta, Christopher, and Brooklyn -- A whole new world -- Real crack, real money -- Life in the game -- The tape and the column -- Harlem, the Mecca, and a guy named Puffy -- The decision: streets or rap? -- Two bubbling superpowers -- Fun times and big problems -- Matters of the heart -- World on road -- Friend of mine -- The chain reaction -- How ya livin', Biggie Smalls? -- Growing pains -- All eyez on Mayhem -- Death, near death, and rebirth -- "I want my spot back" -- The last week -- Long kiss goodnight -- The life after his death -- C.J.'s a man now.
Summary, Etc. "The Notorious B.I.G. was one of the most charismatic and talented artists of the 1990s. Born Christopher Wallace and raised in Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Biggie lived an almost archetypal rap life: a loving mother, young trouble, drug-dealing, guns, prison, a giant hit record and the wealth and international superstardom that came with it, then a tragic, violent death. Biggie released his first album, Ready to Die, in 1994, when he was only twenty-two. Less than three years later, he was killed just days before the planned release of his second album, Life After Death. Journalist Justin Tinsley's It Was All a Dream is a fresh, insightful telling of the life beyond the legend. It is based on extensive interviews with those who knew and loved Biggie, including neighbors, friends, DJs, party promoters, and journalists. And it places Biggie's life in context, within both the history of rap and the wider cultural and political forces that shaped him, including Caribbean immigration, the Reagan-era disinvestment in public education, street life, the war on drugs, mass incarceration, and the booming, creative, and influential 1990s music industry. This is the story of where Biggie came from, the world that made him, and the legacy he has left behind."--Dust jacket flap.
Subject-Personal Name Notorious B.I.G., 1972-1997.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Rap musicians United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term African American musicians Biography.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies. lcgft.
Location B NOTORIOUS B.I.G. 31662001691625

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