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Title:
The art & science of respect : a memoir
ISBN:
9780999837009

9780999837016
Edition:
1st N-The-Water Publishing hardcover ed.
Physical Description:
289 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
Contents:
Foreword / by Aubrey Drake Graham -- Preface: It was always Houston -- Part One. Everything before that night -- The closet -- A vacuum & a house -- A spiritual journey -- Escape to the penitentiary -- Ernest & Adam -- Leaders, followers & loners -- Breaking the poverty curse -- Conspiracy -- Coming of age -- Blessing in disguise -- Transitions -- The biggest deal I ever made -- Part Two. Who I became -- Seven years -- Ghetto to Geto -- From revelation to manifestation -- Larry Hoover -- Goal #10 -- Chess not checkers -- Big picture thinking -- Murder Inc. -- Penny wise, dollar dumb -- Pimp C & Master P -- East vs. West -- Dr. Dre went missing -- United States of America vs. James Prince -- The art & science of war -- Politics & setups -- Boxing: my first love -- Money & Mayweather -- Diego Corrales -- Prince vs. King -- Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. -- Money on the table -- Andre Ward: faith & business -- How do I get on? -- Lil Wayne & cash money -- Heart, loyalty, & commitment -- Personal goals -- Acknowledgments -- Epilogue.
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Summary:
For decades, serial entrepreneur James Prince presided over Rap-A-Lot Records, one of the first and most successful independent rap labels. In his memoir, he explains how he earned his reputation as one of the most respected men in Hip Hop. By staying true to his three principles of heart, loyalty, and commitment, and an unwavering faith in God, he has defeated many adversaries. Whether battling the systemic cycle of poverty, record label executives, boxing promoters, or corrupt DEA agents, Prince has always emerged victorious. Respect isn't given, it's earned. In recounting his compelling life story, Prince analyzes the art and science of earning respect - and giving respect - and how to apply these principles to your own life.
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For decades, serial entrepreneur James Prince presided over Rap-A-Lot Records, one of the first and most successful independent rap labels. In his memoir, he explains how he earned his reputation as one of the most respected men in hip-hop. By staying true to his three principles of heart, loyalty, and commitment, and an unwavering faith in God, he¿s defeated many adversaries. Whether battling the systemic cycle of poverty, Priority Records, boxing promoter Don King, or corrupt DEA agents, Prince has always emerged victorious. Respect isn¿t given, it¿s earned. In recounting his compelling life story, Prince analyzes the art and science of earning respect ¿ and giving respect ¿ and how to apply these principles to your own life.


Author Notes

James Prince was born in October 1964. He is the CEO of Houston based Rap-a-Lot Records and boxing manager to Andre Ward. He has worked for over 20 years to promote Houston's rap scene. He is now working to promote underprivileged neighborhoods. He recently broke ground on a community center he is building in his old 5th Ward neighborhood that will help the entire community excel more in their lives. In 2018 he released his book entitled, The Art and Science of Respect: A Memoir by James Prince.

(Bowker Author Biography)