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Published on: April 25, 2011

Writers LIVE! Series


One of the biggest names in rap discusses his book, My Infamous Life:
The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy


BALTIMORE – The Enoch Pratt Free welcomes rap and hip-hop superstar Prodigy to discuss his new book, My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy.

Central Library Main Hall
Tuesday, April 26, 7:30pm
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

In this often violent but always introspective memoir, Mobb Deep's Prodigy tells his much anticipated story of struggle, survival, and hope down the mean streets of New York City. For the first time, he gives an intimate look at his family background, his battles with drugs, his life of crime, his relentless suffering with sickle-cell anemia, and much more. Recently released after serving three and a half years in state prison due to what many consider an unlawful arrest by a rumored secret NYPD hip hop task force, Prodigy is ready to talk about his life as one of rap's greatest legends. My Infamous Life is an unblinking account of Prodigy's wild times with Mobb Deep who, alongside rappers like Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, and Wu-Tang Clan, changed the musical landscape with their vivid portrayals of early '90s street life. It is a firsthand chronicle of legendary rap feuds like the East Coast–West Coast rivalry; Prodigy's beefs with Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Ja Rule, and Capone-N-Noreaga; and run-ins with prodigal hit makers and managers like Puff Daddy, Russell Simmons, Chris Lighty, Irv Gotti, and Lyor Cohen.

All Pratt locations will be closed on Tuesday, April 26 for the city furlough day. The Prodigy Writers LIVE event will go on as scheduled. Doors open at 7pm. Seating is limited and will be first come, first seated.

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