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Rhythm & Blues (The prequal to Preacherman Blues)
     

Rhythm & Blues (The prequal to Preacherman Blues)

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by JIHAD Uhuru
 
RHYTHM & BLUES (The prequal to Preacherman Blue)
THE REVOLUTION OF BLACK AMERICA
In the tradition of Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton comes Rhythm Azure, the queen of the streets. When the Chicago Police department and the US government set up the love of her life, Moses King

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RHYTHM & BLUES (The prequal to Preacherman Blue)
THE REVOLUTION OF BLACK AMERICA
In the tradition of Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton comes Rhythm Azure, the queen of the streets. When the Chicago Police department and the US government set up the love of her life, Moses King, Rhythm realizes that to have any chance of successfully getting justice for her man, she has to stop the blood bath between the Gangsta Gods and the Disciples, the two largest rival Chicago street gangs in The Midwest. Then she has to bring them together with the largest black church in Chicago if she is to orchestrate the most successful black revolution in America's history.
What followed was a conspiracy that reached all the way up to the White House. Riding Rhythm is one of the greatest stories never told until now. Most people think that Rhythm is a legend, a myth but after you read her story you will see for yourself the true strength and power of the black woman. Download it read it, before the government figures out that their cover up, is uncovered.
Riding Rhythm is the story of one woman's love for her man, and the lengths she went to in order to see justice. One woman, one goal!

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Riding Rhythm is a love story set in the early 1970's and 80's Chicago, Atlanta, and D.C. Rhythm is a college student in D.C. whom learns of Moses King, the man who started the Disciples, the largest street gang in Chicago. She reads his court case and the inconsistencies in his trial transcripts leads her to write him, asking him if he really did kill and rape the black Chicago Congressman Perry Homes and his wife Fiona. It seems so unlikely because Moses and his Disciples were like Robin Hood and the forty thieves in multiples on the Southside of Chicago. The letters start to flow back and forth and Rhythm changes her major to criminal justice and becomes an attorney to fight the system that has incarcerated the man she falls in love with.
Moses started the Disciples to make a positive impact on the black community. The Disciples head up book drives, they feed the hungry, and they start free breakfast programs with the Panthers. They hijack trucks and rob corporate America to finance their operation in the beginning.

His estranged brother the Bishop Solomon "the soul king" King has his own agenda it seems as he rises to be one of the nations most controversial and popular Baptist ministers.

Lawrence One Free is Moses' friend and mentor that ran the Atlanta Federal Pen's law library while he was locked up with Moses. In prison they form a lifelong bond. In prison Law causes Moses to change the direction of the Disciples for what he thinks is the greater good.

Pablo "Picasso" Nkrumah is the black Cuban brother who was one of the 12 kings in the Disciple nation until Moses went down, then Picasso broke off and started the Gangsta Gods a rival gang that sold heroine and cocaine like they had a license.

The Chicago police commissioner and the F.B.I. are always one step ahead of Moses, Picasso, Law, and Solomon, until Rhythm brings everyone together and teaches what the power of love and unity can accomplish. She shows what the real meaning of freedom is. And when Rhythm touches the lives of these men, everything changes and all hell breaks loose and Rhythm's heavenly flow shows hell what love can do.

Editorial Reviews

Jackie Jaibeem
Intriguiing, captivating, suspenseful, love story, eye-opener. Jihad has skillfully captured the political and street warfare of the 70s and 80s as black power rises and judicial power suppresses and destroys the black communities. This story reveals that the people have to have faith, be steadfast to withhold what the government throws and plants in the way of progression. Moses King is a King and for the people, but he is caught in the midst of political warfare and has to be de-throwned. His
tazzy bossye
ihad has did the two step again with a bunch of fancy word play! Summation = Outstanding! He introduces new characters that are indeed strong leaders with biblical names to further empower their credibility. Meet Moses and Solomon King! Two brothers that are both fueled with the desire to better their people and their community, but have two different ideas of how to do it. As their path separates them, they both become renowned figures in the public eye, but again in different realms. Moses bec
Cheryl Robinson
iding Rhythm is an intriguingly suspenseful story of the 70s and 80s. It takes you back to a time when African Americans were more Black Power conscious and into bettering the community as a whole--a time when "we" came before "I" or "me"! All of the characters exude this mentality. Rhythm changed her major in college to help a stranger and alter his life path. Moses started a gang and created programs to make a positive impact in his community, all of which the state or government should have s
CA Webb
Jihad surprisd me with this one. Having read STREET LIFE before picking up RIDING RHYTHM, you almost think you know what to expect from him. I was wrong. Using the skills of a seasoned storyteller, Jihad is able to weave together a tale that will capture the attention of his loyal followers as well as draft a few new ones along the way. This book has it all: an unescapable love story, intrigue and the twists that you have come to look forward to. It's true what they say: when you're hot, your ho
Raw Sistaz
Rhythm Azure, a young freedom-fighting law student at Howard University, gets caught up in the fight of Moses King, a young activist from Chicago.

From early childhood, Moses marched to the beat of a different drummer; he was always aware of and in tuned to the injustices that plagued people of color. When in his teens he founded The Disciples, one of the largest gangs in Chicago, to help educate underprivileged youth. But as Moses gained recognition, he gained power and he had to be s
amazon.com - Cheryl Robinson
iding Rhythm is an intriguingly suspenseful story of the 70s and 80s. It takes you back to a time when African Americans were more Black Power conscious and into bettering the community as a whole--a time when "we" came before "I" or "me"! All of the characters exude this mentality. Rhythm changed her major in college to help a stranger and alter his life path. Moses started a gang and created programs to make a positive impact in his community, all of which the state or government should have s
amazon.com - CA Webb
Jihad surprisd me with this one. Having read STREET LIFE before picking up RIDING RHYTHM, you almost think you know what to expect from him. I was wrong. Using the skills of a seasoned storyteller, Jihad is able to weave together a tale that will capture the attention of his loyal followers as well as draft a few new ones along the way. This book has it all: an unescapable love story, intrigue and the twists that you have come to look forward to. It's true what they say: when you're hot, your ho
amazon.com - Raw Sistaz
Rhythm Azure, a young freedom-fighting law student at Howard University, gets caught up in the fight of Moses King, a young activist from Chicago.

From early childhood, Moses marched to the beat of a different drummer; he was always aware of and in tuned to the injustices that plagued people of color. When in his teens he founded The Disciples, one of the largest gangs in Chicago, to help educate underprivileged youth. But as Moses gained recognition, he gained power and he had to be s
amazon.com - tazzy bossye
ihad has did the two step again with a bunch of fancy word play! Summation = Outstanding! He introduces new characters that are indeed strong leaders with biblical names to further empower their credibility. Meet Moses and Solomon King! Two brothers that are both fueled with the desire to better their people and their community, but have two different ideas of how to do it. As their path separates them, they both become renowned figures in the public eye, but again in different realms. Moses bec
Amazon.com - Jackie Jaibeem
Intriguiing, captivating, suspenseful, love story, eye-opener. Jihad has skillfully captured the political and street warfare of the 70s and 80s as black power rises and judicial power suppresses and destroys the black communities. This story reveals that the people have to have faith, be steadfast to withhold what the government throws and plants in the way of progression. Moses King is a King and for the people, but he is caught in the midst of political warfare and has to be de-throwned. His

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012989642
Publisher:
envisions publishing LLC
Publication date:
08/18/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
330 KB

Meet the Author

Jihad was a smart child growing up in a single-family home in Indianapolis, Indiana and Atlanta, Georgia. But, by the age of 16, he was selling drugs and embarking on a criminal career that seven years later would lead him to prison, but not before his lifestyle would cause him to be stabbed, shot, and left paralyzed from a car accident. Although over time he miraculously regained the use of his legs he still served over seven years in six different federal prisons up and down the east coast. While serving time, Jihad looked up to a group of older socio-political self-taught prisoners who raised his awareness about himself and his past. He discovered books, mostly by black authors and historians, which was something that never spurred his interest while in school. Jihad started researching and writing about subjects that he was sure many misunderstood, like History, religion, hood-psyche, and society in general. His focus and discipline prepared him to write his first book, an autobiographical account of his life, the award winning book STREETLIFE which is taught in schools, such as Fordham University, University of Texas, and others. Strettlife is the first and currently only Urban book taught overseas in Germany’s Humboldt University. Jihad has gone on to write 7 award winning, national bestsellers such as the trilogy Preacherman Blues, Wild Cherry, and Pracherman Blues 2, Babygirl, Riding Rhythm, MVP and soon to be released MVP RELOADED, His most cherished and most acclaimed work to date is a self-help book of fictional essays entitled THE SURVIVAL BIBLE: 16 Life Lessons for Young Black Men.

He calls his genre of literature conscious hip-hop fiction. His goal is to be the voice of the thousands of self taught positive prison inmates that will never be heard. As Kanye West, Common Sense, Jada Kiss, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, NAS, and other conscious hip hop artists are setting the music industry on fire with their lyrics of hope and change Jihad is doing through his writing.

Jihad is a single father of one, who lives in a suburb outside of Atlanta. Jihad is a motivational speaker, creative writing teacher at an Atlanta local college, real-estate investor and licensed building contractor. He is also the founder of The Jihad Uhuru Wake Up Everybody Foundation which is dedicated to re-educating our urban youth.

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