Reading Corner: Dancing With The Devil

“Suge quickly grabbed Puff in a choke hold and used him for a shield as he backed into the doorway of the club.”

Mark Curry: Dancing With The Devil

Mark Curry is a former rapper who was signed to Bad Boy through the early nineties to 2000-2001. His motivation for writing this book is to show people how Puff was able to exploit his artists and producers.

This book is without a doubt one of the best I’ve read about the inner workings of the industry.

Some examples include:

  • Puff putting a voodoo hex on his artists
  • Puff charging for adlibs/features/video appearances
  • The real story behind East Coast vs West coast beef
  • How deep Puff was in Biggie’s pockets
  • Bad Boy Records and Crip/BMF affiliation
  • Blackmailing artists with “compromising” photos
  • How Puff actually had parental guidance of Shyne

The only criticism I have of this book is that he names some street dudes in the first few chapters, which could be a problem.

You can get this book from BlackStar Music and Video in Harlem or any good bookstore (online included).

NEW YORK, N.Y. 10027


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the BAWSE *ross grunt*

Posted on March 21, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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