Pimp

  • by Iceberg Slim
  • Narrated by Cary Hite
  • 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A blueprint. A bible. What Sun Tzu’s Art of War was to ancient China, Pimp is to the streets. As real as you can get without jumping in, this is the story of Iceberg Slim’s life as he saw, felt, tasted, and smelled it. It is a trip through hell by the one man who lived to tell the tale—the dangers of jail, addiction, and death that are still all too familiar for today’s black community. By telling the story of one man’s struggles and triumphs in an underground world, Pimp shows us the game doesn’t change; it just has a different swagger.
Only Slim could tell this story and make the reader feel it. If you thought Hustle & Flow was the true pimp story, this book is where it all began. This is the heyday of the pimp, the hard-won pride and glory, small though it may be; the beginnings of pimp before it was dragged in front of the camera, before pimp juice and pimp style. Though it is a tale of his times, it will remain current and true for as long as there is a race bias, as long as there is a street life, as long as there is exploitation.

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What the Critics Say

“Iceberg Slim was the godfather of a genre.” (K’wan, #1 Essence best-selling author)

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Customer Reviews

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Pimp, well, it's kind of heart breaking.

Pimp is part coming of age tale of a young man , part survival, and and ultimately true story of becoming a pimp. Despite, what you think about slim he tells the cautionary tale of hustling the streets.
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- Amazon Customer

Excellent Urban Literature

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a Urban readers paradise. It tells it straight forward and as the actual character would view the situation. Very raw and paints vivid pictures.


What did you like best about this story?

The Hardcore, Urban feel


What does Cary Hite bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He gives the emotion, feeling and the anger that you may not get from reading.


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- Darrell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.