Back In The Day

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A legend after a bullet killed him at the age of twenty-five, Tupac Shakur was the most riveting rap musician of his day. Far from being the insolent "gangsta" the press put forth, Shakur was fiercely intelligent, fearless, and determined to make a mark. Darrin Bastfield grew up with him in a rough Baltimore neighborhood. In this vivid memoir, Bastfield reveals Tupac Shakur as the teenager he really was: bound for greatness.In tight, edgy prose, Bastfield recalls seven years of friendship. Shakur, new in town, a ...

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Overview

A legend after a bullet killed him at the age of twenty-five, Tupac Shakur was the most riveting rap musician of his day. Far from being the insolent "gangsta" the press put forth, Shakur was fiercely intelligent, fearless, and determined to make a mark. Darrin Bastfield grew up with him in a rough Baltimore neighborhood. In this vivid memoir, Bastfield reveals Tupac Shakur as the teenager he really was: bound for greatness.In tight, edgy prose, Bastfield recalls seven years of friendship. Shakur, new in town, a skinny thirteen-year-old in shabby clothes, may have looked uncool, but he blew the school away at a talent show, an electrifying performance. It was at the Baltimore School for the Arts, however, where things really started to happen-an encounter with Salt-N-Pepa, the wild night of the 1988 senior prom. Shakur and Bastfield lived through it together, and in this memoir, it all comes alive again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306812958
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 1,408,967
  • Product dimensions: 0.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Darrin Keith Bastfield is the founder/CEO of Born Busy Productions. He lives in Baltimore.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Introduction
1 His Name Is What?! 1
2 Roland Park 15
3 First Shows 26
4 Breaking the Ice 40
5 Spring Fever 45
6 3955 Greenmount Avenue 53
7 A Revolutionary 63
8 Building Friendships 69
9 Birth of Born Busy 84
10 On His Own: First Apartment 90
11 Bedroom Studio 95
12 The Twenty-Man Battle 99
13 To Be a Shakespearean Actor 107
14 Busboys vs. Dishwashers 123
15 Prom Night 130
16 Off to the Bronx 135
17 The Show: Our Dream of a Break 151
18 He Made It 164
Epilogue
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2003

    just what i would expect from a book like this

    i havn't even read the book yet but i do have it and i've read 5 pages and i already love the book and know it will be worth a while of reading.

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