A look at the daily lives of the many varied characters in a single room occupancy (S.R.O.) hotel, told from the perspective of one its residents, an alcoholic writer.
A young drug dealer tries to raise his status in the game by ripping off (and pushing out) the biggest drug dealer in the city.
A hustler takes the proceeds from one of his criminal capers and parlays it into a legitimate business enterprise – a Detroit record company.
A primer on how Black pulp fiction (i.e. the Blaxploitation paperback) was born out of 1950s Black crime literature and ultimately evolved into urban street literature and “hip-hop fiction”.
On a reading break again. So taking in some more funk and soul tunes!
James Rhodes aims to take down a drug dealing syndicate while trying to find out who the dirty cop is on the force that’s feeding the syndicate information to escape the busts.