Got the Flow: The Hip-Hop Diary of a Young Rapper

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
How far would you go to make your dream come true? Troy Jones is sixteen with the dream of becoming a rapper. He doesn’t want fame; he wants to help his mother who works three jobs after Troy’s father was killed in a drive-by. All Troy wants to do is work on his rap lyrics. His science teacher hates rap & hip-hop music and constantly gives Troy a hard time. However, his English teacher, Mr. Salas, is an inspiration to the young, aspiring rapper. He provides Troy with the tools to improve his craft of writing hip-hop lyrics. When Troy’s best friend Jimmy moves to another school, Troy is introduced to rap battles and gets hooked. His path to rap stardom is paved with battles. Along the way, he meets a love interest, suffers a big loss, meets his idol rapper and an ex-con, gets his music equipment stolen, and has doubts about his rapping ability. Troy doesn’t only want to succeed; he needs to succeed.

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Part I

Submitted: August 04, 2017

Liked 8 Mile? Rocky? This New Hip-Hop Lit & Urban Fiction novel is a page-turner mix between the two! Available 8/6/17!

Hello fellow readers! I’ve finally launched my new Young Adult Urban Fiction Novel Got the Flow: The Hip-Hop Diary of a Young Rapper. Feel free to ask anything about the book or myself. I wrote the book because of my love for hip-hop and the desire to show that it can be smart and positiv!.

Book synopsis/blurb:
How far would you go to make your dream come true? Troy Jones is sixteen with the dream of becoming a rapper. He doesn’t want fame; he wants to help his mother who works three jobs after Troy’s father was killed in a drive-by. All Troy wants to do is work on his rap lyrics. His science teacher hates rap & hip-hop music and constantly gives Troy a hard time. However, his English teacher, Mr. Salas, is an inspiration to the young, aspiring rapper. He provides Troy with the tools to improve his craft of writing hip-hop lyrics. When Troy’s best friend Jimmy moves to another school, Troy is introduced to rap battles and gets hooked. His path to rap stardom is paved with battles. Along the way, he meets a love interest, suffers a big loss, meets his idol rapper and an ex-con, gets his music equipment stolen, and has doubts about his rapping ability. Troy doesn’t only want to succeed; he needs to succeed.

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-Carlos Salinas
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