February 2004
Literary Cavalcade;Feb2004, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p5
The book "A Hip-Hop Story," written by Heru Ptah has marked the beginning of a new genre. These new books focus on the music, the artists, the fans, and the business. The 23-year-old Jamaican-born writer was selling copies of his self-published novel on New York City subway for $10 a piece when one night he sold a copy to the director of MTV publishing. To Ptah, great literature grabs you like a good movie. In college, Ptah did spoken word poetry, but writing came more naturally. Ptah's working on a second novel.


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