Hiding in Hip Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry--From Music to Hollywood

Hiding in Hip Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry--From Music to Hollywood

by Terrance Dean
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Hiding in Hip Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry--From Music to Hollywood by Terrance Dean

“If you love Empire, then you must read Terrance Dean’s memoir Hiding in Hip Hop. This is the real story of what it means to be black and gay in Hollywood and the music industry.”—Tananarive Due, American Book Award winner, author of Joplin’s Ghost

“If you enjoy Empire, then you must read Terrance Dean’s entertaining, yet, enlightening memoir, Hiding in Hip Hop. This is a real insiders look at the secret lives of Hollywood’s and the music industry’s elite.” —Travis Hunter, filmmaker and author of The Hearts of Men and Married But Still Looking

“If you’re a fan of the hit show Empire and its characters Cookie, Lucious, Hakeem, Jamal, and Andre, then you have to check out Terrance Dean’s provocative memoir Hiding in Hip Hop. Dean writes a compelling story about black gay men in Hip Hop and Hollywood, and what it takes for them to make it the entertainment industry.” – JL King, New York Times bestselling author of On The Down Low

Celebrated blogger and former MTV insider Terrance Dean reveals a hidden side of Hollywood and hip hop in this explosive and illuminating memoir.

Terrance Dean worked his way up for more than ten years in the entertainment industry from intern to executive, and has lived the life of glitz and bling along with Hollywood and Hip Hop’s most glamorous heavy hitters. As a gay man immersed within the world of the famous and the fabulous, Dean knows well the industry’s secrets and the façade that is kept, that for men, promotes machismo and hetero-normative behavior.

Most of what Dean unveils in this book is fascinating and salacious but all of it is true. He also shares his own secrets, and an account of the pain of his mother’s addiction, and the poverty and molestation he experienced as a child.

Hiding in Hip Hop is not a traditional tell-all. It’s personal. It’s poignant. It’s a provocative and honest look at stardom and sexuality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416579380
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 05/13/2008
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 395 KB

About the Author

Speaker, educator, author, and hip hop head Terrance Dean is the author of the explosive and provocative memoir, Hiding In Hip Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry from Music to Hollywood. Dean is also the author of Mogul: A Novel, Straight from Your Gay Best Friend and coauthor of Visible Lives. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over ten years with heavy hitters such as Spike Lee, Rob Reiner, Keenan Ivory Wayans, and Anjelica Houston, and with notable television and film production companies such as MTV Networks, B.E.T., Savoy Television, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Sony Pictures.
 
 

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Hiding in Hip Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry--From Music to Hollywood 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a page turner if I have ever read one. I could not stop. The poigniant delivery of the untold story of so many men in so many circles all over the country and not just limited to celebrities and the entertainment industry, but men in business and sales and so forth. If you are addicted to tell all stories where you come one step closer to finding out some truth about an obvious family of gay celebrities, then this one is for you.
MS_YUMMI More than 1 year ago
I have always had my reservations about black downlow men in general, but this opened my eyes to those in the world of hip hop. You always watch these videos and wonder if it's really true (the gay/bisexual rumors that you hear about theses guys). It seems to be that the most downlow ones try to hide and mask behind these facades of dating many women and being over masculine. It just makes you wonder about all of these black men in general, but it gives you a good idea of what to look for when you may suspect that something's not quite right! Overall good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exceptional Read. It was intriguing from the jump. What an immersing style of journalism. I was inundated from the word, go. I have now seen what Fox news and NBC will never tell me forthright. The entertainment is greek fraternity culture for homo's; with all the hazing, favoritism, and debauchery to match. I needed this. I haven't listened to hip hop the same since I put this book down. I can now see through corrupt marriages and down low co workers. Thanks Terrance! I love you! And you're the first LGBT (and probably the last) of which  I'll express those words to. XO. And thanks barnes n noble; you guys played your part too. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The cover and premise caught my eye. Read the sample and didnt care for it. Dont want to read a book about some dude who cheats on a girlfriend with other dudes and talks crap about other people. Laaaaame.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had high hopes for this book.....but...it was boring for the most part.....or at least I got bired with it and couldn't finish...I read most if it though and although I believe this to be a book of fiction and fantasy I did learn one thing. TRUST NO ONE
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Pads in and yawns he looks around
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taidye More than 1 year ago
I read the sample chapters for this book and was surprisingly disappointed. Both the title and cover initially grabbed my attention but the words behind them failed to keep it. I know Terrance Dean wasn't a literature major, but the writing in this excerpt, and most likely throughout this book, was absolutely atrocious. I felt like I was reading something that my sister in the fourth grade wrote. Not only was the writing beyond juvenile, but I felt as if Mr. Dean just hopped in feet first, straight to point with no real build up or suspense.
A L More than 1 year ago
I just read the sample of the first two chapters and couldn't take it. The author jumps into 4 Major plot points without tying them together in anyway. The premise seems good and the author eager but it needs editorial help for it to make any sense. Sorry 2 stars for an interesting cover and subject.
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Priscilla_F More than 1 year ago
I honestly have no interest in the gay/lesbian genre of books, I have nothing against them, I just never got around to reading some of their books. But after reading this book I thought it was very enlightening, I live in CA, particularly in the Bay Area were SF is, and it's very diverse here. Like everyone knows someone is gay, everyone has a friends, family member, who is gay. I was actually very sad when I read this book, because I never saw anything wrong with someone being gay, it was just really normal here, that's just how it is here I guess. I don't know how it is in the east coast or anything, I don't even know how it is in so-cal. It made me sad knowing that gay people still have to go through horrible things. I mean, they're people, this book made it legit. Can't people see that?
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Liv3LaughL3arnLov3 More than 1 year ago
I expected this book to be alot better than it was. Like I just felt like he was exaggerating at times. I felt sorry for him 'cause of some of the things he had to go through with his family and stuff, but overall I didn't really like this book. However, I do feel that men of the gay, down-low, and/or bi-sexual community may relate to his story in some way.
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