Clout: Hip Hop Narratives by Quincy Lucas
Hip Hop fan, Adrian "Hits" Barrows has always believed in the power of music. But when two stick up kids threaten to rob and shoot him for his 1986 Lotto sneakers; it lands him in jail for manslaughter; where he learns the art of rap. After befriending an inmate who has music connections, Adrian undergoes a journey to become a very successful MC; so, successful in fact that a contract is placed on his head so that a music executive may acquire his publishing. Adrian learns of this and decides to hunt the mogul down to kill him, but he must first get through his army.