Gangsta Rap

Gangsta Rap

by Benjamin Zephaniah
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Overview

Gangsta Rap by Benjamin Zephaniah

Ray has given up school. He sees no point in education and despises authority. And then he has no choice about school as he is excluded. But Ray also has troubles at home, which means he has nowhere to stay and ends up sleeping in the local record shop, owned by his friend Marga Man. Ray and his friends attend a Social Exclusion Project which means they can develop their music skills. Marga Man gets a record deal for them, and they become local heroes. But another rap band takes a dislike to Ray's music and gang warfare is the result... Based on Benjamin's own troubled experience of school and the music business, his passionate, immediate voice will appeal to all his fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408842546
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,113,912
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Benjamin Zephaniah is probably one of the most high-profile international authors writing today, with an enormous breadth of appeal, equally popular with both adults and children. Most well-known for his performance poetry with a political edge for adults and ground-breaking performance poetry for children, Benjamin also has his own rap/reggae band, and has appeared on desert Island Discs. He is in constant demand internationally to perform his work: he is (he thinks) Nelson Mandela's favourite poet, and is the only Rastafarian poet to be short-listed for the Chairs of Poetry for both Oxford and Cambridge University. His previous novels for Bloomsbury are 'Face' and 'Refugee' Boy'. He has also edited an anthology of poems 'The Bloomsbury Book of Love Poems' . Benjamin lives in East Ham, London.
Benjamin Zephaniah is a high-profile international author, with an enormous breadth of appeal, equally popular with both adults and children. He is most well known for his performance poetry with a political edge for adults and ground-breaking performance poetry for children, and his novels for young people include Face, Refugee Boy, Gangsta Rap and Teacher's Dead. As well as poetry and novels, he writes plays and music.

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Gangsta Rap 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Lilo02 More than 1 year ago
This one is one of the rare fictional books that I've read in the past couple of years. At first I was just paceing around at a local hospital and just decided to pick up any random book because I was bored. So I just picked up Gangster Rap, this book was about to be headed out to this hospital's sponsored store and be thrown up for sale. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down at all, it was that good. Very touching and not to mention this guy can sure write poetry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you lke rapper becky g,comment back to Sonny mitchie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THE SOUND OF THE BANJO AT 3:00AM IN THE MORNIN AND I LOVES SPENDIN' THE NIGHT IN THE CORNFIELD WITH M' SUZY LU.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved it we started to read it as a class at bell baxter high school in cupar ,fife. and i took the book home and i couldn't put it down it made me laugh and cry i thought it was one of the best books ive ever read
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really keep's you interested. It talk's about three, young, boy's of different ethnicities, struggling to make it as rapper's. They go through sorrow, pain, and doubt to get to where their going. Which a lot of young teens go through to make it to their goal, so I could definitely relate. It's likeable because it compares a lot to young adult's lives so well, that you can pretty much feel what their feeling. But yet again there is not much dis-like's about this book because I enjoyed every page. So, basically it is about, whether these boys went through all the pain and struggle, they got to where they were going. Which gives you a sigh of relief in the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed this book a lot. i kept on wanting to read it, i didnt want to stop. i felt bad when he fought with his father. and when his girlfriend died. but the book is great i reccomend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gangsta Rap waz an outstanding standing ovation book. It waz hard, loving, and real all at once. Whoever thinks thiz book iz wack haz problems!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best I have read. There is something that is always going on so have to keep reading to see what happens next!! Everyone will love this book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Most of the time something big is happening. It's a great and inspiring book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't like this book at all. It was boring and I never finished it. I don't like how its written in a different country or whatever. He says 'me bedroom' and 'favoUrite' It was really unrealistic and ..dumb