by Christie Brewer Boyd

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Lucent Books' contemporary biography series profiles the lives and careers of some of today's most prominent newsmakers. Whether covering contributions and achievements or notorious deeds, books in this series examine why these well-known people garner public attention. Through quotations from the individuals profiled as well as from friends, supporters, and critics, readers learn how these men and women view themselves as well as how others regard them. Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, People in the News volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420507539
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 06/22/2012
Series: People in the News Series
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Introduction: The Underdog Takes the Stage 8

Chapter 1 Instability and Hardship 12

Chapter 2 The Road to Success 27

Chapter 3 A Controversial Artist 41

Chapter 4 Downward Spiral 58

Chapter 5 A Leader in Hip Hop 74

Notes 88

Important Dates 93

For More Information 97

Index 99

Picture Credits 103

About the Author 104

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