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The Supreme Team: The Birth of Crack and Hip-Hop, Prince's Reign of Terror and the Supreme/50 Cent Beef Exposed

Street Legends
Narrated by: Glenn Langohr
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
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Summary

When the crack era jumped off in the 1980s, many street legends were born in a hail of gunfire. Business-minded and ruthless dudes seized the opportunities afforded them, and certain individuals out of the city's five boroughs became synonymous with the definition of the new-era black gangster. Drugs, murder, kidnappings, shootings, more drugs, and more murder were the rule of the day. They called it The Game, but it was a vicious attempt to come up by any means necessary. In the late 1980s, the mindset was get mine or be mine, and nobody embodied this attitude more than the Supreme Team.

The Supreme Team has gone down in street legend and the lyrical lore of hip-hop and gangsta rap as one of the most vicious crews to ever emerge on the streets of New York. Their mythical and iconic status inspired hip-hop culture and rap superstars like 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Biggie, Nas, and Ja Rule. Born at the same time as crack, hip-hop was heavily influenced by the drug crews that controlled New York's streets. And the cliché of art imitating life and vice versa came full circle in the saga of the Supreme Team's infamous leaders - Kenneth Supreme McGriff and Gerald Prince Miller. In the maelstrom of the mid-80s crack storm and burgeoning hip-hop scene, their influence and relevance left a lasting impression.

Going from drug baron to federal prisoner to hip-hop maestro to life in prison, Supreme was involved in hip-hop and the crack trade from day one. His run stretched decades, but in the end, he fell victim to the pitfalls of the game like all before him had. His nephew, the enigmatic Prince, who had a rapid, violent, and furious rise in the streets, also fell hard and fast to the tune of seven life sentences. The Supreme Team has been romanticized and glorified in hip-hop, but the truth of the matter is that most of their members are currently in prison for life or have spent decades of their prime years behind bars.

This audiobook looks at the team’s climatic rise from its inception to its inevitable fall. It looks at Supreme’s redemption with Murder Inc. and his relapse back into crime. This audiobook is the Supreme Team story in all its glory, infamy, and tragedy. It’s a tale of turns, twists, and fate. Meet the gangsters from Queens where the drug game influenced the style and swagger of street culture, hip-hop, and gangsta rap and made the infamous cast of characters from the Supreme Team icons in the annals of urban lore.

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a very interesting book on queen's usa

if you live/love hip hop you'll be very interested in this book

it's a sad story of how many live the life and then they're true colours come out when the rides over

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Thrilling story, poor delivery.

Audio needed a professional narrator, only got through the book because of they subject matter

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  • robert
  • london, United Kingdom
  • 26-04-18

Unlistenable

Heard this is a great read but this is impossible to listen to as the narrator is a total imbecile. Talks like a robot with no flow to his speech and ruins it completely. Go buy the book.

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  • Victoria Hernandez
  • 24-05-19

great story bad recording and remedial reading

dude reads like a remedial GED student and cannot pronounce word especially network street names and neighborhoods and names

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-12-19

Worst narrator

My nine year old reads better. Very disappointed with the narrator. The reading made this story hard to follow at times.

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  • Mal Mallucci
  • 31-12-19

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Whoever was Narrating this I want my credit back this is horrible reading... he don’t even say there names right. It’s not interesting because his voice is horrible it’s just bad all around IM SORRY I deserve a credit to get another book for this

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-12-19

Narration

This is by far the worst narration of a book ive ever heard. Could be a wonderful book

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  • Eric
  • 22-11-19

content ok narrations not

The narrations is poor
too many mispronounced words. hard to listen with low production quality

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  • Cameron
  • 26-10-19

sound out your words

the narrator needs a GED in the English language over all it was a good book

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  • Roderick Bethea
  • 30-01-19

interesting story

the reader is difficult to listen to. He should AT LEAST learned the correct pronunciation of the MAIN CHARACTER. Preme (as in Supreme) is pronounced Pemay. Suge Knight is pronounced Sooge.

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  • James
  • 23-10-18

Good story

Great story but the narrator is horrible he’s the worst I’ve ever heard. But the story is very interesting though.

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  • Matt Thomas
  • 25-09-18

Supreme team book.

The writing itself was good but the narration was horrible. It was too hard to listen to. Get a Queens guy who is from that time to read it and it would be something different

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  • OlSkoolBGirl
  • 18-05-18

Good information but...

The narrator sounds like he is fresh out of remedial reading class. He was terrible!