In the midst of a little reading hiatus, I had to get my Blaxploitation fix by going back to the funk and soul jams.
A series of essays and musings from one of the greatest urban writers of all time.
The rise and fall of a teenage hustler turned pimp.
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!
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.