Rapper and Dunk Ryder Record label CEO Trick Daddy is set to take on yet another title: author.
The 33-year-old Miami-born rapper, told AllHipHop.com that he is currently working on a new autobiographical book.
“The book is amazing already,” Trick Daddy told AllHipHop.com about the untitled book. “I have a writer, I have a agent already shopping the book, and actually, I think we’ll have a book deal by next week.”
The untitled book will offer readers Trick Daddy’s personal, honest account of his life, from his upbringing in Miami’s notorious Liberty Square Housing Development [aka the “Pork’n’Beans Projects”], to his successes in the entertainment industry.
The rapper, born Maurice Young, aims to shed light on a side of Miami’s history that is rarely touched upon.
The book will discuss the effects of gentrification and the drug trade on Miami’s African-American community, challenging the somewhat glamorized version of the city’s ongoing criminal element shown in films like Scarface, television programs like CSI Miami and video games like Grand Theft Auto.
“I seen the movie Cocaine Cowboys and all that,” Trick Daddy told AllHipHop.com. “That aint show who broke that s**t down and cooked that s**t up and who got addicted to that s**t. They forgot about that. When they do CSI Miami, they should fly over the [whole] city and show them the difference. A lot of [A&E’s] The First 48 is filmed right here in Overtown where a lot of bodies lay at because there’s nothing else for the people to do. And walking distance from that, [Donald] Trump is building a multi-million dollar building. And that two miles from that, there’s an island that Oprah [Winfrey] owns a house on that you can’t even drive to, they put they s**t on a ferry boat and go home. Since the year 1985, $5 billion dollars in cash went through our banks, the n***as aint get it. They aint even wanna give us all our food stamps!”
Trick Daddy’s untitled autobiographical book is due in stores later this year.