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Have Gun Will Travel By Ronin Ro

Have Gun Will Travel by Ronin Ro

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Summary

Story behind this record label and Suge Knight's rise to power.

Have Gun Will Travel Summary

Have Gun Will Travel: Spectacular Rise and Violent Fall of Death Row Records by Ronin Ro

Death Row Records is one of the most successful music labels of all time. From its inception in 1992, it exploded on the rap music scene with sales climbing to the $125 million mark in just four years. Even more noticeable than the label's financial success is the effect it had on American youth culture, making gangsta rap more popular with suburban white youth and MTV viewers than traditional rock groups. But under the guidance of six-foot-four-inch, 300-pound CEO Marion "Suge" Knight, Death Row also became the most controversial record label in history - a place where violence, gang feuds, threats, intimidation, and brushes with death were business as usual. "Have Gun Will Travel" details the spectacular rise and violent fall of a music label that had at its heart a ferocious criminal enterprise cloaked behind corporate facades that gave it a guise of legitimacy. With inside access no other writer can claim, Ronin Ro, the country's preeminent rap journalist, exposes the facts everyone else is afraid to divulge - from the initial bankrolling of Death Row by a leader of L.A.'s notorious Bloods gang, to links with New York's Genovese crime family. "Have Gun Will Travel" lays bare the full story behind this influential label, including the still-unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., as well as Suge Knight's rise to power, his fights with East Coast rap titans such as Sean "Puffy" Combs, and his eventual imprisonment.

Have Gun Will Travel Reviews

"Harrowing and definitive, "Have Gun Will Travel succeeds so spectacularly because Ronin Ro is blessed with a rare combination of street smarts, solid writing skills...and cojones of steel."--Michael Azerrad, author of "Come as Your Are: The Story of Nirvana "The first informed look at a world the mainstream media still seems unable to penetrate.""--New York Post "From the Hardcover edition.

Additional information

GOR001491163
9780704381025
0704381028
Have Gun Will Travel: Spectacular Rise and Violent Fall of Death Row Records by Ronin Ro
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Quartet Books
1998-10-01
304
N/A
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