Re: RARA-AVIS: New Reads

From: Schooley (
Date: 26 Nov 2001

Mark Sullivan wrote:

> Kerry,
> Wasn't Doom Fox the Iceberg Slim book that was published posthumously?

Yes. Written in 1978, published 1998.

> Does it have an intro,

By Ice T. Mostly about T and Slim's influence on him and gangsta rap. Some middle-class justification over the depiction of ghetto street-life.

> does it say why it took so long to see print?

No. I speculate that it has to do with Slim being lumped in with the black-spoiltation movement, and that his marketability, marginal to begin with, disappeared as its popularity declined.

> How does it measure up to his other books?

Don't know. Excerpts from the bit of internet research I've done so far suggest I've much good reading ahead.

A question for you: can you recommend any others like Slim?


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