Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit and a Celebration of Failure (Book)

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This ain’t The DaVinci Code and it ain’t Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Root for the Villain takes a humorous and candid look at the ups and downs of a young hip-hop fiend who decides to make his passion a career instead of getting a “real” job. (That means he actually tries to make a living at…gasp…hip-hop.) Yeah, it’s the official J-Zone memoir, which has become the bible for all hip-hop nerds, as well as struggling, aspiring, delusional, and already washed-up rap artists out there. But you also get a healthy dose of belly laugh-inducing commentary on the subjects of gentrification, NYC nightlife, gadgetry, dating, McJobs, social media, record and cassette collecting, living with your Grandmother as an adult, and the plight of a beleaguered Generation X. Root for the Villain has received stellar reviews in media outlets like The Onion AV Club, The L.A. Times, and HipHopDX.com, as well as making SPIN Magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2011 list. The book has also received nods of approval from respected music biz veterans Prince Paul, ?uestlove, Chuck D, The Lonely Island, RJD2, Slug from Atmosphere, and Danger Mouse. Paperback only. AUTOGRAPHED.

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about

J-Zone Queens, New York

I did 15 years in the music biz, but never could deal with the biz part. After a slew of albums and production credits, I hung it up and decided to get a "real" job in 2009. That didn't work out too well. I wrote a book (Root for the Villain:Rap, Bullshit and a Celebration of Failure) in 2011, learned to play drums and returned to music in 2013. The music to the left is my story. Well, most of it. ... more

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