The names change, but the game remains the same. The pimp has reached nearly mythical status. We are fascinated by the question of how a guy from the ghetto with no startup capital and no credit - nothing but the words out of his mouth - comes not only to have a stable of sexy women who consider him "their man", but to drive a Rolls, sport diamonds, and wear custom suits and alligator shoes from Italy. His secret is to follow the "unwritten rules of the game" - a set of regulations handed down orally from older, wiser macks - which give him superhuman powers of charm, psychological manipulation, and persuasion. In Pimpology, star of the documentaries Pimps Up, Ho's Down and American Pimp and Annual Players Ball Mack of the Year winner Ken Ivy pulls a square's coat on the unwritten rules that took him from the ghetto streets to the executive suites. Ken's lessons will serve any person in any interaction. Whether at work, in relationships, or among friends, somebody's got to be on top. To be the one with the upper hand, you've got to have good game, and good game starts with knowing the rules. If you want the money, power, and respect you dream of, you can't just "pimp your ride" - you need to pimp your whole life. And unless you've seen Ray Charles leading Stevie Wonder somewhere, you need Ken's guidelines to do it. They'll reach out and touch you like AT&T and bring good things to life like GE. Then you can be the boss with the hot sauce who gets it all like Monty Hall.
©2007 Ken Ivy (P)2015 Ken Ivy Publishing
Jimi Hendrix & the Ghetto Fighters in Harlem World is the story of The Aleem Twins, who rose from the streets of Harlem to influence virtually every musical genre of their generation, and whose mysterious connection to Jimi Hendrix, one of 20th-century's most important musicians, has launched hundreds of folk tales.
This audiobook is mandatory listening for the planet's countless Hendrix aficionados.
©2014 TaharQa Aleem (P)2019 TaharQa Aleem
The Art of Human Chess: A Study Guide to Winning is a masterpiece. Its intended purpose is to teach the science of winning, giving the ordinary person on the streets and the person fresh out of college a chance to compete with the ruthless sharks in today's marketplace. This book is for those who choose to win in all walks of life. It is guaranteed to give yourself an edge on your competitors, making you the ultimate human chess player.
©2015 Kenneth Ivy (P)2015 Kenneth Ivy
Can a diva dripping with sex appeal, devious ambition, and serious swag gain the trust of a top crime boss? Undercover officer Jazmine Coleman believes it is all she needs to infiltrate one of the city s most notorious hustlers, Love. With traps set in place, Jazmine pulls Loves right hand man, Thump into the mix, causing a deadly, yet twisted love triangle. Even with the cops on his trail, Love has his fingerprints on everything in the city, including the mayor that he helps get elected. All is still going according to plan until a new jack named Swag steps on the scene with the same determination as Jazmine to knock Love from the top spot. Which of the two will be successful? In the world of treachery, lust and corruption, the one with the power has the most swag!
©2013 Wahida Clark Presents Publishing (P)2014 Wahida Clark Presents Publishing
If you learn the secrets in this book...you will succeed in the music business! This book is created for artists, singers, songwriters, managers, producers, record labels, students, music fans, and anyone who wants to learn how to win in the lucrative music and entertainment business. This book was written by a Grammy-nominated entertainment industry insider, who spent over a decade studying and learning the tricks you will need to know to be successful in the new digital media era. This book will teach you everything you need to know about viral marketing and online promotion, which will help you get more views and propel your brand to the top in the least amount of time! Learn how to be successful, even with limited funds and resources! With a laptop and the skills taught in this book, you can rise to the top of the music industry, sell millions of records, and make millions and millions of dollars! Music industry secrets and viral marketing secrets revealed. Learn how I sold millions of records, streams, and digital downloads. Learn how I made millions selling my music online independently. Learn how to use YouTube and social media to the fullest. Everything you need to know about how to go viral online. Learn viral marketing secrets from someone who has actually gone viral. Learn my viral marketing techniques that have worked over and over. Learn how I got an unknown artist signed to a major label in less than three years. Learn how I created a multi-million dollar major label bidding war. Learn how I won a Grammy award. Learn from real-life, hands-on experience. Learn how to get your own RIAA gold and platinum plaque. Learn what pitfalls to avoid. Learn how to build a huge social media following. Learn from someone who already succeeded in the music business. This book will teach you how to successfully start marketing your brand online. This book covers all aspects of being successful in online branding, not just the music business. Various topics are covered such as: starting a LLC, getting your music in all digital music stores, 360 record deals and contracts, entertainment lawyers, split sheets, online marketing, advertising and going viral, publishing, building successful YouTube channels and gaining millions of subscribers, getting major record deals, starting a record label, publishing deals, royalties, pros, Instagram and Twitter marketing, how to properly use social media, the rise of streaming, and more! Learn how to stay relevant in the new age of digital music and entertainment world by listening to this book!
©2017 Ousala Aleem (P)2018 Ousala Aleem
Rejected by a bitter, homophobic father with high political ambitions, and a spineless unsupportive mother, Butterfly's greatest desire is to fly away. Born a male turned transgender, Butterfly is left to fend for herself on the cold, unforgiving streets. Using a few get-rich-quick money schemes, Butterfly finally begins to enjoy the glitter and romance of life. That is, until her biggest lie creates a hostile frenemy who shows no mercy on getting revenge. Soon, Butterfly's troubled life tumbles violently out of control. By chance she runs into Atwater, the perfect man with the perfect plan to stabilize her otherwise twisted world. And with the lure of power and wealth beyond her imagination, Atwater entices Butterfly to undertake a role in his sheisty scams. Her acceptance will usher in what's sure to be a tumultuous storm that neither of them can escape. Will Butterfly consent to temptation or fly away to free herself from Atwater's devilish arms?
©2017 Wahida Clark Presents (P)2017 Wahida Clark Presents
In this twisted tale you will be introduced to Tess, Iris, Vanessa, Ebony and Bless who find out that The Pleasure of Pain is a true testament that we always want what we shouldn't have. Tess is a strong determined business woman by the day and queen of the streets by night. She will stop at nothing to get the life she wants for herself and her three best friends along with her man, even if it means breaking old bonds and creating lifetime enemies. What she doesn't realize is in the game of cut- throat there are no rules. Bless emerges on the scene after being recently released from prison only to find that things are not the way they were before he got locked up. The worst part is the person he has to fight is the person he least expected would betray him. He is out for blood and hell bent on destroying anyone who gets in his way. Iris is secretly in love with Tess, but plays the friend card in order to get closer to her. She knows that Tess is in love with another man, however that doesn't stop her from plotting to get Tess' heart. Vanessa and Ebony are sisters who share the same father and they happen to be Tess' top lieutenants. Their loyalty and love run deep for Tess and has never been questioned until now... With pleasure there is always a little pain as Tess and her girlfriends will soon find out. Will they break under pressure or will they show why women rule the world?
©2013 Shameek A Speight (P)2013 Shameek A Speight