Have Gun Will Travel

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By Robert (Sparta, NJ) · ★★★☆☆ · August 25, 2011
This was a great book to go back to read and relive my youth of pretending to be a gangster growing up in suburban New Jersey. It still amazes me how much talent was on that label, and how they flushed it down the toilet. The problem with this book is that I still feel it is a lot of one person s... ...more
By Mary Beth (Chesapeake Beach, MD) · ★★★☆☆ · March 12, 2008
I received this book as a birthday gift. If you've ever wondered what went on inside the infamous Death Row Records, this book is for you. Ronin Ro goes into detail about the origins of notorious California (WEST SIDE!) gangsta rap and Blood/Crip affiliations, as well as chronicled incidents with... ...more
By Roselam (Northern Mariana Islands) · ★★★★☆ · January 06, 2014
This book was published only one year after Death Row Records fell apart. I think the author should've waited at least a couple of years before writing this book because there has been a shit load of interviews with former artists of the label since then where they talk about the old days. But it... ...more
By Andrew (Aberdeen, H3, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · June 27, 2012
A fascinating look into 'probably' one of the most fraudulent record labels in the history of music!

There are two things that you CANNOT take away from Death Row. Firstly, they released some of the best hip-hop albums ever and they killed Tupac!

A great read! ...more
By Mark (Bethlehem, PA) · ★★★★★ · April 15, 2007
Fast-paced, detailed account of the beginning and end of Death Row Records--and gangsta rap, in general. Every chapter is full of quotes and interviews with various rappers, industry figures, and gang members. One of the best nonfiction books I've read. ...more
By Justin (Denmark) · ★★★☆☆ · May 30, 2007
Entertaining story of the rise and fall of Death Row Records - a good read for those who were caught up in the heyday of gangsta rap or those who are interested in getting behind the scenes of the music industry. ...more
By Dylan (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · August 25, 2007

The writing, stylistically, is pretty horrible. The stories within are absolutely fascinating, especially if you're a hip-hop fan, so you kind of forgive the bad writing. . . no one could have messed this book up. ...more
By Tom (Waterford, MI) · ★★★☆☆ · June 03, 2013
This violent and American story of Marion "Suge" Knight's rise from ghetto gang bully to rap music industry tough guy pioneer is an easy and eye-opening read. ...more
By Scott (Portland, OR) · ★★☆☆☆ · December 22, 2012
It has been a long time since I read this, but recommend it for anyone studying the history of pop culture. A must read if you work in the music industry. ...more
By Amanda (New York, NY) · ★★★☆☆ · April 16, 2008
Interesting take on Death Row Records, but I sensed a bit of Tupac prejudice or maybe that was just an author being truthful as opposed to adulatory. ...more