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!
Shaft is assigned to protect a Senator, solve a major heist and clear his frenemy Ben Buford all in the same case.
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.
A tale of a Mack’s exploits and the spectrum of emotions the lifestyle puts him through, from compassionate father figure to smooth lady charmer to brutal gangster savage.
Professional hit man Joe Radcliff is called in to knock off Harlem’s top Black revolutionary, but then is double crossed by the people who hired him.