Triksta: Life and Death and New Orleans Rap

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What lunacy would cause a 55-year-old white male to embroil himself in the world of New Orleans rap - as ideas man, talent-spotter, lyricist, and would-be producer? Nik Cohn has loved (and hated) hip-hop since its birth and loved (and hated) New Orleans for even longer - an addiction he's never wanted to kick. But nothing prepared him for the experience of being pitched, more or less by accident, into the role of Triksta, rap impresario.

A white alien in a black world, with no funding or qualifications, and not a clue what he was doing, he had to rethink himself from scratch. Surrounded by a cast that included such names as Choppa and Soulja Slim, Big Ramp and Lil T, Bass Heavy, Fifth Ward Weebie, and Shorty Brown Hustle, he entered a world of tiny backstreet studios, broken-down slums and gun turfs.

Triksta is the story of a three-year odyssey to the heart of rap, and New Orleans, and self-knowledge.

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"Extraordinary... Triksta is [Cohn's] most vivid book in decades and a gripping read" ( Sunday Times)

"A poignant snapshot of a vibrant world just before it was lost... One of the most impressive music books of recent years" ( Irish Times)

"Scintillating... Brilliant... Cohn was the first writer authentically to capture the raucous vitality of pop music. His writing here still sizzles and crackles" ( Sunday Telegraph)

"Cohn takes the reader on a journey as illuminating and unnerving as I have read in a long time... Even if you have no interest in rap music, or popular culture, it is a book that is worth reading... It is also Nik Cohn's best book yet" ( Observer)

"Saddening, exhilarating, pungent and poignant" (Charles Shaar Murray Independent)

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A hymn to New Orleans and Nik Cohn's first book on music since the legendary Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom.

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