“Iceberg Slim has been called the literary godfather of gangsta rap. (Ice-T and @icecube even took their stage names from him.) But before he left his musical legacy, he was a best-selling black writer. The first and finest of his books was a memoir, “Pimp: The Story of My Life,” which was published in 1967. Iceberg Slim’s prose was, and is, as ecstatic and original as a Chuck Berry guitar solo. Mark Twain meets Malcolm X in his sentences. A new biography by Justin Gifford hit shelves this month. The book is both important and overdue. Here, #IcebergSlim posed for a promotional photo for his 1976 spoken-word album, a forerunner of #hiphop, called “Reflections.” #tbt” By nytimes on Instagram.
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