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Definition of Down Audiobook

Definition of Down: My Life with Ice T & the Birth of Hip Hop

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Publisher's Summary

Darlene Ortiz was with Ice T for 17 years, beginning with his early days hustlin' on the streets and his subsequent rise to fame. In Definition of Down: My Life with Ice T & the Birth of Hip Hop, she tells how hip hop started, with intimate glimpses into their daily life and stories about their climb to the top and all the rappers who got their start in those times.

©2015 Darlene Ortiz (P)2015 Darlene Ortiz

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    Great telling of her story. Enjoyed the audible version because you can hear her honesty.

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    "Heartfelt Story "

    Great heartfelt story. Darlene is beautiful inside and out. A genuine perspective on the history of hip hop as well as personal and family relationships. I enjoyed the stories about the Comfort Inn, Charmers, the Porshe, fake resume, purple thong, tour hoes and overall history of hip hop. Good story about loyalty and integrity.

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    "Beautiful Soul!"

    I got a glimpse of the story of a beautiful woman who possess a beautiful soul! Great read!

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    Jerry 03-09-17
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    "Great Story."

    Well narrated story. The authors story moved me as a man to consider a woman's perspective on a rise to fame and the aftermath. Long live the Queen.

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    Shanell 02-18-17
    Shanell 02-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Lovely lady Cool Darlene!! (LL Cool D!!)"

    I love the book and it was great to understand that Darlene was raised by these two good men and quite frankly I think she came out a 110 percent good strong woman. I see a lot of her on C Hulcombs 5150 Show and I love it. To see how she can keep up with the fellas is a small bit of proof of the woman she has grown to be and I'm sure what we see in the public is a very small picture of who Miss OG Darlene Ortiz really is. They say a real good love only comes around once in life time which is a statement I don't necessarily believe. I really hope she finds real love again.Much love to her and her family, much respect and great book Darlene. You are definitely an accurate definition of being down. True love from your fan Shawn, Peace Love and Happiness to you D.

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    Amazon Customer WILLINGBORO, NJ, United States 01-01-17
    Amazon Customer WILLINGBORO, NJ, United States 01-01-17 Member Since 2012
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    I enjoyed learning more about Darlene and ice tea. I learned many things that I did not know. She is really the definition of down. Really good book.

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    FCAL 10-22-16
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    "Powerful the true character of a good woman."

    They just don't make women like this anymore. So many guys would give their left arm to have her.

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    "Worth a listen 5150 Nation"

    Good listen. Wish she had edited out the
    mistakes for a smooth listen. Also would have been nice to review the pictures in the book while she talks about how the pic happened. But overall a good listen.👌👍

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    Damon H 09-09-16
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    "A great love story, movie material!"

    very easy to get through. you can feel her love throughout the book she keeps it classy.

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    daryl r. young 09-07-16
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    "True testament of devotion and loyalty"

    I've long admired Darlenes' strength courage and beauty, not to mention her cemented place in the history of hiphop, following her story, I was/am so impressed and touched by her ability to weather so many challenges early in her life to become a truly classy and empowered woman, many females of today's generation can admire and learn from her story what it truly means to be committed to your family, you man and your children and still be sexy smart and powerful. 5150 nation supports D 100%!

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