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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (TRD) (Aug. 2 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451212754
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451212757
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13.4 x 2.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,578,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Beware: Reader may stay up late reading Explicit Content Jan. 23 2005
By K. Kimbrough - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As a person who doesn't take or use hip hop beyond the slam of my car door, the occasional rest on BET when channel surfing, and the occasional hook to reign in the attentions of the adolescence I come in contact with, Black Artemis has gained my attention with Explicit Content.

Leila and Cassie are best friends with a dream of making it big in hip hop. Leila , the wild child Latina, is approached by the super producer of Explicit Content G Double D, to go solo. She jumps at the chance leaving her friend Cassie, more grounded Black girl, high and dry. Cassie, feeling betrayed, decides to still pursue her thang, albeit a bit differently. After a hip hop contest she confronts G Double D asking why he didn't want her. After hearing what he had to say she decided to do it on her own. However a few days later the same producer steps up and offers a deal too good to turn down and manages to pull her into the Explicit Content family. Once she's in she realizes music ain't the only thing she has to be down for.

Following the story of Cassie and Leila had this sista up at 3:00 a.m. finishing the book and writing this review. As I read I kept telling myself, "I am going to pass this onto the teens in my make shift book club in my Sunday school class. ( Well at least the older ones!)"

Along with some interesting insight into hip hop culture its just a damn good story that moves well, that is smart, and sucks you in. Written with real hip hop vernacular and accented with actual rhyme, Explicit Content is everything one would imagine a good hip hop novel to be.

Kotanya

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good friends come and they go...or maybe they never left. Nov. 1 2004
By Eric Pete - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This was a deep tale of friendship and hip-hop that was easy to read and follow. Even if you're not a hip-hop head, the underlying story of being true to yourself with all the distractions, manipulations and glitz life can throw at you, should hold you.

Looking forward to PICTURE ME ROLLIN' from Black Artemis.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding Hip Hop! Nov. 29 2004
By Mahogany Book Club - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Cassandra and Leila have been blowing up the club scene with their rhymes as Sabrina Steelo and Fatal Beauty. When it looks like they will finally get that big break they have been waiting for they find themselves torn apart.

Whe G Double D only signs Leila( Fatal Beauty) to the Explicit Content label Cassandra feels burned by Leila but not for long. When G Double D decides he wants Cassandra as well.

Once inside Explicit Content, Cassandra finds things are not at all as they seem and that Leila is in trouble.

Black Artemis puts some serious flavah in your ear with this Hip-Hop debut.

The book focuses on the girl's friendship and their differences. One being Black and one being Latina and the importance of family. She takes you inside the hip hop industry and into a Rap label full of false promises, shady deals and broken dreams.

This is Hip-Hop fiction to the fullest. You won't want to miss a beat of this stunning debut.

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Dawnny
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A definite must read Oct. 21 2004
By Shelley H. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Black Artemis has done an excellent job in this telling of two female rappers striving to make it in a male-dominated industry. Cassandra and Leila have been tight since high school and set out together as a rap duo. Due to ambitions and 'trying to get put on', their friendship is put to the ultimate test when Leila signs a record deal with Explicit Content as a solo act. Once Cassandra rebounds from the depression of her friend's betrayal, she ends up getting signed to the same label. Cassandra knows something isn't quite right with Leila and the record label but in her desire to make it she compromises herself and ends up doing things she blasted Leila for. Once she realizes the truth dangerous truth behind Explicit Content, she devises a plan to try and save not only herself but her old friend as well.

If you're a hip hop head you must get this book. And even if you're not but are looking for a wonderful read then you have to pick up Explicit Content!

Shelley Halima
Author of Azucar Moreno
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Another Hip Hop Story.....This time females take over Sept. 25 2004
By Jenny B. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I like this book alot because its a hip hop story about two female rappers. Its real different. NO ONE ever did a story about two female rappers. I admire the fact that she had an African American female rapper as well as a Hispanic female rapper.

This story pinpoints alot of things in the music industry such as phony record labels, drugs, violence

and money. But at the end there is a huge turn around. Purchase this book so you can also enjoy Sabrina Steelo and Fatal Beauty.


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