Straight Outta Compton by Ricardo Cortez Cruz

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Follows the lives of two friends, Rooster and Clive-nem, as they try to cope with drugs, gangs, and women, while growing up in an L.A. ghetto.

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Published January 1, 1992 by Fiction Collective Two. 121 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Throughout, characters see themselves inside a blaxploitation film, make conversation derived from song lyrics and movies, and find themselves in crime stories in the newspaper, as if Cruz acknowledges that the living world portrayed here to such terrifying effect may owe as much to media-shaped ...

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This first novel is a hipper than hip-hop send-up of the ``boyz 'n the hood'' stereotypes slammed together with references to everything from Leroi Jones and Madonna to Titus Andronicus .

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