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Definition of Down Audiobook

Definition of Down: My Life with Ice T & the Birth of Hip Hop

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Publisher's Summary

Darlene Ortiz was with Ice T for 17 years, beginning with his early days hustlin' on the streets and his subsequent rise to fame. In Definition of Down: My Life with Ice T & the Birth of Hip Hop, she tells how hip hop started, with intimate glimpses into their daily life and stories about their climb to the top and all the rappers who got their start in those times.

©2015 Darlene Ortiz (P)2015 Darlene Ortiz

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  • Shanell
    18/02/17
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    "Lovely lady Cool Darlene!! (LL Cool D!!)"

    I love the book and it was great to understand that Darlene was raised by these two good men and quite frankly I think she came out a 110 percent good strong woman. I see a lot of her on C Hulcombs 5150 Show and I love it. To see how she can keep up with the fellas is a small bit of proof of the woman she has grown to be and I'm sure what we see in the public is a very small picture of who Miss OG Darlene Ortiz really is. They say a real good love only comes around once in life time which is a statement I don't necessarily believe. I really hope she finds real love again.Much love to her and her family, much respect and great book Darlene. You are definitely an accurate definition of being down. True love from your fan Shawn, Peace Love and Happiness to you D.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Luisa
    13/02/17
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    "Excellent"

    Great telling of her story. Enjoyed the audible version because you can hear her honesty.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tia Barnes
    13/10/16
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    "Worth a listen 5150 Nation"

    Good listen. Wish she had edited out the
    mistakes for a smooth listen. Also would have been nice to review the pictures in the book while she talks about how the pic happened. But overall a good listen.👌👍

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • THATZLIFE
    PASADENA, CA
    17/01/18
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    "cool story but Fire the producer/editor"

    Nice story. I wish the producers would have edited out the reading mistakes. The producer should seriously be fired or even sued. If you were paid to edit this project, you need to be sure.
    I mean, it was like are you serious Mr. producer? At one part she was supposed to read a letter and the letter was never Read! Many other parts had stumbled in the reading that should have been edited out.
    It's astonishing to think no one easily deleted the mistakes. It's like they just put out the rough draft without any edits whatsoever.
    How this happened is beyond me. Even I, a regular person would have used my free audacity program to edit out all mistakes before submitting to audacity as an audio book to go out to the world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Omari
    15/12/17
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    "Ride or Die Chick"

    I really truly loved this book. It was written so well and so authentically. There is such a wonderful undercurrent of love and gratitude coursing through her story. Darlene’s intelligence, humility, compassion and warrior spirit really shine through. Plus it was gangsta’ - Much love sista!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    03/09/17
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    "great story"

    I am a 5150 Nation supporter and what a great book Darlene thanks for sharing your story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    28/07/17
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    "Below average."

    The story was OK but the recording quality was bad. The narrator repeated herself way too many times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Orsayor Simmons
    Toledo, Ohio
    21/05/17
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    "The Original Bonnie"
    Would you try another book from Darlene Ortiz and/or Darlene Ortiz?

    Yes


    What other book might you compare Definition of Down to and why?

    None! Because no one but Darlene can tell this story about Ice T.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I'm happy Darlene was able to tell her side of the story.


    Was Definition of Down worth the listening time?

    Yes! It was a quick listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    25/04/17
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    "Heartfelt Story "

    Great heartfelt story. Darlene is beautiful inside and out. A genuine perspective on the history of hip hop as well as personal and family relationships. I enjoyed the stories about the Comfort Inn, Charmers, the Porshe, fake resume, purple thong, tour hoes and overall history of hip hop. Good story about loyalty and integrity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    21/04/17
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    "Beautiful Soul!"

    I got a glimpse of the story of a beautiful woman who possess a beautiful soul! Great read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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