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Originally published as Wake Up Everybody in August 2000, and later published as Street Life in 2003, Streetlife has gone on to become a modern day classic that is taught in high schools and Universities through out the U.S. and in Germany. It is a humbling honor to have students and teachers studying my life story. I wanna thank all of you that have supported and now I just wanna give you the UNCUT version only in electronic format.
STREET LIFE: My Story UNCUT is a journey into the struggle of a young black male raised in America's inner city streets. Not since Donald Goines and Claude Brown has there been a story written from the male perspective about the inner city streets that compares. As the merry-go-round of life in the hood is relived, explanations will become evident for the events and circumstances that lead so many to the prison-gates. In this true to life story a vivid, colorful picture is painted of why growing up in an environment where happiness is sought in the bottom of liquor bottles, needles and dope sacks is just ordinary life in the hood. Whenever one tries to break the cycle, unseen hands pull at him to continue the course he was conditioned to complete. It takes a conviction and lengthy prison stay for Jihad to change his thinking and change the course of his life.
|Publisher:||envisions publishing LLC|
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About the Author
Jihad 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, licensed building contractor, and full time college student majoring in African-American studies and Psychology. He is also the founder of The Jihad Uhuru Wake Up Everybody Foundation which is dedicated to re-educating urban youth.