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BMF

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Summary

In the early 1990s, Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory and his brother, Terry "Southwest T", rose up from the slums of Detroit to build one of the largest cocaine empires in American history: the Black Mafia Family. They socialized with music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, did business with New York's king of bling Jacob "The Jeweler" Arabo, and built allegiances with rap superstars Young Jeezy and Fabolous. Yet even as BMF was attracting celebrity attention, its crew members struck fear in a city.   When the brothers began clashing in 2003, the flashy and beloved Big Meech risked it all on a shot at legitimacy in the music industry. At the same time, utilizing a high-stakes wiretap operation, the feds inched toward their goal of destroying the Flenory's empire and ending the reign of a crew suspected in the sale of thousands of kilos of cocaine - and a half-dozen unsolved murders.

©2005 Urban Audiobooks (P)2019 Mara Shalhoup

Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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Trap Kitchen

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When two former members of Los Angeles' most nefarious rival gangs decided to unite under one oven, they had no idea that they would be creating an empire. Trap Kitchen is more than just a cookbook. It's a glimpse into the meals that have now become famous in the LA streets thanks to the series of pop-up restaurants that continue to bloom throughout the area. Celebrities and residents alike flock to the locations for soulful meals, but it's more than that. Having lost friends and family to violence, we learn how the masterminds behind Trap Kitchen sought to change the paths they were on, using cooking as their driving force. While other cookbooks may boast a level of urban-skewed appeal in their realness, this cookbook also delves into the stories of why they became involved in cooking in the first place. It's a heartfelt and stomach-filling experience to learn how two men changed their stars by seeking out peace and good food for themselves and their community. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Malachi Jenkins, Roberto Smith, and Marisa Mendez (P)2017 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing

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Long Live the Cartel

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In the world of the Cartel, there are many pitfalls and family curses. In the city of Miami, the good die young and the bad live forever. The first family of Miami, the Diamonds, are back and more ruthless than ever. When the family has to deal with the sins of the father, karma comes back and rests on the shoulders of Carter “CJ” Jones II. The life his father never wanted for him calls him, and the allure of family tradition sucks him in so deep that he falls victim to the game. This story shows the second coming of a king and solidifies the cartel family tree in the roots of the streets forever.  Ride with a new regime as Carter II and his cousin Mo attempt to carry the legacy of their fathers on their shoulders. Will the city respect them? Or have the ghosts of the past been erased by a new wave of hustlers? Miami was forever changed when Carter and Miamor came to town. Can the Cartel ever regain their strength or was their fall from power too devastating to repair?  Ashley & JaQuavis dive into their franchise series once more and give their fans a taste of classic urban storytelling.

©2020 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC

Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
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Illuminati: Roundtable of Bosses

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The saga of love, loyalty, and crime continues.... After the tragic and bloody end to The Cartel's reign, Carter is forced into isolation to evade the law. With his wife, Miamor, facing federal charges and his dear brother six feet under, Carter has never been more alone. His empire is at his feet, and he has no idea how to rebuild his kingdom. The only thing that is certain is that he has to stay out of the way and off the radar of the feds until he can figure out how to get his lady out of prison. Miamor's freedom is guaranteed - provided Carter helps create and distribute a drug that will take the streets by storm. Rubbing elbows with the most notorious, ruthless leaders of the underworld will get him what he wants. But can he win at their game of murder and money?

©2017 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2017 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

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Guaranteed Success

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"That's right! You are 100 percent guaranteed to succeed in any aspect of life when you never give up!" (Percy Miller) Percy Miller is living proof of the truth and power of that statement. He was born and raised in poverty, but today he's a successful multimillionaire. In this book, he shares the wealth wisdom that he has gained through his life's journey. When you never give up you: Achieve your goals Make money work for you Build "generational wealth" Live a prosperous and purposeful life

©2007 Percy "Master P" Miller (P)2017 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing

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Working Girls

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Walk with Halleigh and Malek as they introduce you to a new struggle in a new city...a place called Flint, Michigan, one of the roughest little cities in America. It's a place where the good die young, loyalty is a rarity, and everybody has a hustle. In Choosing Sides, Malek became affiliated with the North Side's biggest kingpin, and Halleigh was manipulated into the streets by his South Side adversary. North versus South, love versus loyalty, and lies versus truth. Now the saga continues in Working Girls, as we are introduced to the Manolo Mamis, the baddest chicks in the game. They're playin' for keeps, and their services come with a price - an expensive one. Halleigh is knee-deep in the game. She has become lost, turned out at the hands of her pimp, Manolo. Will she and Malek ever meet again? And if they do, will they share the same love that they once had, or is it too late? Welcome to Working Girls. The saga continues.

©2008 Treasure Hernandez (P)2017 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

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Gods & Gangsters

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The son of a hustler, it’s no surprise that Power has followed in his family’s footsteps and made a name for himself as one of the most respected hustlers on the streets of New York. Along with his best friend and partner Kane, the duo create a super group that sets out to take the streets and hip-hop world by storm.  But soon Power finds himself in the middle of a love triangle gone wrong with a label owner and his lead singer, Egypt, which threatens the freedom and livelihood of everyone involved.

©2020 Kingston Imperial 2, LLC (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC

Author: SLMN
Length: 6 hrs
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Gods & Gangsters 2

Summary

Trust no one, not even those closest to you, the brothers you grew up with on the corners, the woman who lies beside you at night. Make the mistake of trusting them, you die or they die, because the only way for two people to keep a secret is if one of them is in the ground. Same as it ever was.  When a new power rises up on the streets the game changes. Othello announces himself in furious violence, taking down the old gods and gangsters of the city. His crew are at his side, his is the man, but unseen around him fractures are forming, loyalties breaking. The only way to become the king is to kill the king...and he has a target on his back.

©2020 SLMN (P)2020 Urban AudioBooks

Author: SLMN
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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Back to the Streets

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The Romeo and Juliet of the streets are still struggling to find their way back to each other after fate has cruelly separated them. In order to move up in rank on the streets of Flint, Michigan, Malek knows that he's going to have to deal with some jealous players in the game, but when he's forced to go up against players on his own team, the rules change. Halleigh, on the other hand, learns that everything isn't always how it seems. Those who she thought had a foot on her neck, keeping her held down and imprisoned in a life she didn't freely choose for herself, are, in fact, the same ones who might be able to help her escape. In Flint, Book 3, will Halleigh and Malek end up on the same team? But more importantly, will it be the winning team?

©2008 Treasure Hernandez (P)2017 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing

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Flint: Back to the Hood

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In the latest installment of Treasure Hernandez's super hot series, the intensity heats up even more - more drama, more sex, more lies...more Flint! Ever since fate sent them down separate paths, Halleigh and Malek have been trying to work their way back to the innocent love they once shared. Now they're finally together again, but the rough streets of Flint keep threatening to tear them apart. Halleigh's life is hanging in the balance, and Malek has been knocked from his throne as the king of the city. Things are getting deep.  This hustler's love story will take you on an emotional roller coaster as Halleigh and Malek search each other's souls and their own, as well. Some deep, dark secrets are exposed, and their love will be put to the test. Flint: Back in the Hood will have you at the edge of your seat until the last sentence.

©2011 Treasure Hernandez (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
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The Purple Don

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Joey Diamonds is on the verge of being a “made” man, with ice-cold blue eyes that pierce through the hearts of women...and men. After being disowned by his Mafia family, losing the love of his life, and realizing the world at large is his enemy, Joey throws extreme caution to the wind on his journey of self-debauchery in the name of fame and fortune.  The Purple Don is the story of how self-destruction is never simply an internal state, and everyone around can be destroyed in the process. While Joey Diamonds takes over New York, Miami, and Hollywood - aligning with various mobs and nefarious gangs - we learn how the truly ruthless are never out to play checkers. It’s always a game of chess.

©2020 by Kingston Imperial 2, LLC (P)2021 by Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks LLC

Author: SLMN
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
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Black Lotus 2: The Vow

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After the death of a police officer, assassin Kahllah (a.k.a. the Black Lotus) is forced out of retirement in an attempt to clear her name while outrunning a mysterious enemy. It’s been months since Kahllah El-Amin, a.k.a. the Black Lotus, hung up her pistols, retired from the murder-for-hire business, and finally found peace. But when a police officer is murdered and a familiar flower is left at the crime scene, all signs point to it being the work of the Black Lotus. Someone is trying to frame her. Things get more complicated when the case is handed to Detective James Wolf, a former adversary who has since become a friend. To clear her name, Kahllah is forced out of retirement and once again must don the mask of the Black Lotus. She races against time to catch the real killer while trying to outrun her most formidable rival. Their deadly game leads to a shocking truth buried under a mountain of lies, as Kahllah attempts to find justice in a world devoid of light.

©2020 K’wan (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC

Author: K’wan
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
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Animal 4.5

Summary

Animal 4 Re-Issue featuring Bonus material. Also includes a sneak peek at Hoodlum 2: The Good Son: From the moment Animal's former lover Red Sonja showed up on his doorstep, he knew trouble wouldn't be far behind. It wasn't because the last time he'd seen her, he had been fleeing for his life from a strange island. Nor was it because of the little girl she had in tow, claiming Animal was the father. It was because women like Red Sonja carried trouble around with them like designer purses. He knew getting involved with Sonja again would come at a price, but he had no idea how steep the price would be until it was too late. With his wife gone and his children abducted by a ruthless drug cartel, Animal must lead a suicide mission into the lair of one of the most dangerous assassins in the world, a woman who calls herself Tiger Lily. To go against Tiger Lily and the cartel Animal would need an army, so the call to arms is put out and the streets readily answer. Leading a handful of loyal souls against seemingly insurmountable odds, Animal races against the clock to save his children and put a stop to Tiger Lily and the cartel's plans, while trying to stay one step ahead of the two detectives following the trail of bodies. Things take an unexpected turn when Animal learns a dark truth hidden beneath what he had been led to believe that changes everything, including who can be trusted. When the Grand Design his father had always spoken of is finally revealed Animal will be forced to make the hard choice between love, loyalty, and vengeance.

©2017 K'wan Foye (P)2017 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing

Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
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A King Is Born

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The love story with a hood flavor is back, but there is still no happy ending for Halleigh and Malek. Their situation has just taken a turn for the worse. Halleigh has been kidnapped by Malek's adversary, who's holding her for ransom. Malek only has 72 hours to save her, or she will be gone forever. With the help of Scratch, a seasoned junkie with a soft spot for Halleigh, Malek terrorizes the city to get his true love back. Will Halleigh make it out alive, or will she finally fall victim to the game. Treasure Hernandez brings you an action-packed, suspenseful story that will have you wanting more of Flint. Welcome to the most dangerous city in America.

©2009 Treasure Hernandez (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
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Around the Way Girls 11

Summary

There's a saying that if you come from my part of town, you're from around the way. Around the Way Girls 11 is a fast-paced look at the lives of some street-smart women who think they know it all, but are about to get the lessons of their lives. "Meal Ticket" by Treasure Hernandez: From the outside looking in, Yanna Banks lives what most would consider a perfect life; however, after the tragic death of her husband at the home of his longtime mistress, Yanna's teenage son is forced to step up and fill his father's shoes. Doing everything he can to help his mother make ends meet, the straight-laced student soon links up with an unlikely partner in crime. The two of them, both under the heavy-handed guidance of their mothers, become their households' sole meal tickets. They have no problem dealing with anyone that gets in the way, including one another.  "Party Girls" by Clifford "Spud" Johnson: Tammy and Debbie grew up in the projects on Oklahoma's wicked northeast side. Feeling hopeless, they chose to use their bodies to get what they wanted - until a frightening encounter inspires them to focus on schooling instead of the streets. Now Tammy is the youngest federal judge in the state of Oklahoma, while Debbie is a well-respected accountant. Deep down, though, they are still the same around the way girls from back in the day, and they sometimes still feel the urge to "get freaky with it." Of course, what's done in the dark - or in their case, under the sheets - will always come to light, causing complete and utter chaos. "Do or Die" by India Johnson-Williams: After a big indictment comes down on some of Detroit's major drug players, their women are left behind to keep the hustle afloat. Overnight their lives change for the worse. In Detroit, it's sink or swim, and eat or you starve; in the dope game, it's kill or be killed. The streets don't care who you are or where you come from. Will Kali, Hope, and Jamaica beat the odds with their quick wit and hustle-hard mentality, or will the game catch them slippin'?

©2018 Treasure Hernandez, Clifford "Spud" Johnson, and India Johnson-Williams (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

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They

Summary

Dragged into a violent conspiracy, one woman learns how far the Illuminati will go to protect its secrets. Teen sensation Melissa Jones is dragged into a world of conspiracy and violence when her boyfriend is shot dead by police. Melissa joins forces with unlikely allies in a desperate search to uncover the shocking truth behind his murder. Her unlikely allies include a newly elected senator who refuses to be compromised by a wealthy donor, a conspiracy theorist who believes the worst of all enemies has infiltrated the corridors of power, and a Black Lives Matter leader who seeks justice for her brother's murder. Together, the four of them share a common enemy, magnate Lionel Granger, who will stop at nothing to protect the secrets of the Illuminati. First blood has been spilled. More will flow. This is what happens when they want you dead.

©2017 Solomon (P)2017 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing

Author: SLMN
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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B-Careful

Summary

Netta lays in a hospital bed in a coma, fighting for her life. She comes face to face with her own bad karma as she tries to untangle herself from the web she has woven, wanting to free herself from the streets. However, it may be too late to get out of the game alive. The odds are not in her favor - Netta is forced to face the consequences of her actions and pay the wages for the sins she has committed on the streets. She may be done with her past, but her past isn’t done with her.  B-Careful: The B-More Careful Prequel will surely continue in the tradition set by its predecessor, B-More Careful. It’s a fresh insight to the first book and a bridge to B-more Careful part two.

©2020 Shannon Holmes (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC

Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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Flint, Book 4

Summary

Malek and Halleigh were once innocent high school sweethearts, but their lives changed drastically when they were separated by tragic circumstances and sucked into life on the streets.  Now Malek has risen to the top of the drug empire and is running things after Jamaica Joe’s murder. His rival, Sweets, has left town, so Malek has things under control on both the South Side and the North Side. When Halleigh finally escapes from the clutches of Manolo, her pimp, she and Malek are reunited. For a while, things are running smoothly, and Halleigh and Malek are like well-respected hood royalty—until Halleigh grows bored with her life hidden safely away in the suburbs. She ventures into Flint and meets up with her old drug-using partner, convincing him to enter the new rehab facility—the same place that’s cutting into Malek’s business by helping his customers get sober. To make matters worse for Malek, Sweets has returned and wants to take over his side of town again. As he struggles to hold onto his reign at the top, will Malek be able to keep Halleigh out of the crossfire?  

©2008 Treasure Hernandez (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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