Trick Daddy to showcase the “Other Miami” in his forthcoming autobiography Trick penning life story with award-winning journalist Peter Bailey for MTV/Pocket Books.
The self-proclaimed “Mayor of Miami” is adding author to his list of accolades. The rapper has signed a deal with MTV Books/Pocket Books to publish his autobiography called Magic City: Trials Of A Native Son. The book was acquired from Ayesha Pande at Collins Literary Agency by Jacob Hoye, the director of MTV Books, and will be edited by both Hoye and Pocket Books’ Executive Editor, Lauren McKenna. Trick’s co-writing the tome with journalist Peter Bailey, 28, known for his award-winning profile stories on unsung heroes in Miami’s impoverished inner city as a former staff writer at The Miami Herald.
Miami bad boy Trick Daddy exploded onto America’s pop culture landscape as one of the pioneers of Dirty South rap. His 2001 album, Thugs Are Us, established him, as one critic wrote, “alongside Ludacris and Mystikal as one of the few nationally championed Dirty South rappers, and … catapulted him onto the playlist of every urban radio station in America, not to mention MTV.” Widely credited with infusing hip hop with new life, he has been one of the most prolific southern talents since his introduction on Uncle Luke’s timeless 1996 dance floor staple, “Scarred”.
Born and raised in poverty as one of twenty-seven children, Maurice Young is considered by many as a thoughtful thug. His unsparing portrayal of life in the southern ghetto has earned him a legion of fans. Over a twelve-year career, he’s released two platinum selling albums and numerous Billboard chart toppers. The recent merger of Trick’s label, Dunk Ryders, with the high profile Cash Money Records, the home of Li’l Wayne and other platinum-selling stars, along with the upcoming release of the debut Dunk Ryders group album, is currently causing quite a buzz in music circles.
SOURCE: MVRemix Media