The Plot against Hip Hop: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Nelson George

Narrated By: Shayna Small

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: September 2014

Duration: 5 hours 19 minutes

Summary:

The Plot against Hip Hop is a noir novel set in the world of hip-hop culture. The fatal stabbing of esteemed music critic Dwayne Robinson in a Soho office building is dismissed by the NYPD as a gang initiation. But his old friend, bodyguard and security expert D Hunter, suspects there are larger forces at work.

D Hunter’s investigation into his mentor’s murder leads into a parallel history of hip hop, a place where renegade government agents, behind-the-scenes power brokers, and paranoid journalists know a truth that only a few hard-core fans suspect. This rewrite of hip-hop history mixes real-life figures with characters pulled from the culture’s hidden world, including Jay Z, Kanye West, and Russell Simmons.

“George is an ace at interlacing the real dramas of the world…Playas and haters and celebrity cameos fuel a novel that is wickedly entertaining while being frozen in time.”—Kirkus Reviews

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